Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak


Alpine Scramble - Trappers Peak & X Mountain

We'll also do Thornton Peak, camping 1 night at the lake

  • Technical 5, Strenuous 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,935 ft

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This is a technical rock scramble with lots of exposure.
Here's our approximate route.

On Saturday we'll do Trappers Peak and X Mtn then set up camp at the lake. On Sunday we'll do the challenging Thornton Peak then head back to the cars. Thornton is the hardest part of the trip by far, so before signing up for this trip please read this Thornton Peak trip report.

- Helmet
- Ice axe
- Harness (such as a webbing harness tied with a water knot)
- Locking carabiner (or 2 nonlockers)
- Cord loop (for a klemheist or prusik)
- Overnight gear (tent/bivy, sleeping bag & pad, etc.)
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- NW Forest Pass for each vehicle (not a Discover Pass)

We'll only do this trip if there's no rain in the forecast...if the trip is canceled due to weather then there won't be an alternate destination.

When to meet:
We'll leave the cars and start hiking @ 8am
Where to meet:
Thornton Lakes TH, elev 2500 ft
Hwy 20 to Marblemount then 11.2 mi to Thornton Lakes Rd
Then 5.0 mi to TH
Lat/Long = 48.652865, -121.325448
2.5 hour drive from Seattle/Bellevue


Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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