Alpine Scramble - Palisades Peak


Alpine Scramble - Palisades Peak

Palisades loop trip scramble - Ascend from Upper Palisades Lake, descend past Hidden Lake

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft

Meet at 9:00 at White River Entrance, near rest rooms.   Driving time from Green Lake, Seattle is about 1:50 hr:min  (light to moderate traffic)

We will regroup at Sunrise Point.

Starting at Sunrise Point (Sunrise road), we hike on trail  to Palisades Lake, then ascend to a basin east of the summit.  At this point, we will ascend the curving north ridge, with sections of the route being the top of columnar basalt outcropings.

Descent will be down the west slope of Palisades Peak, and then down to Hidden Lake where we regain the trail.

Lots of lakes on this trip.

Round trip scramble time is about 6 hours. 


Palisades Peak

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