Backpack - Buck Creek Pass


Backpack - Buck Creek Pass

Hike 19.2 miles round trip to Buck Creek Pass. It's 3,000 feet of elevation gain gets you to camps with in-your-face views of Glacier Peak and ample opportunities to wander to Liberty Cap, Flower Dome, High Pass, and up to the flanks of Glacier Peak itself.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 19.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

The trailhead is at Trinity gate, google map, about 3 hours 15 minutes from downtown Seattle (not counting traffic).   Carpooling details will be worked out when the group is settled and we know where people are coming from.   Would like to start hiking by 9:30AM.

Details to be provided later


Spider Gap, Lyman Lakes & Buck Creek Pass

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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