Upper Icicle Creek


Backpack - Icicle Creek–Chain & Doelle Lakes–Frosty Pass Loop

Fall trek in the Alpine Lakes wilderness. We'll head up to the Mormon Lakes, through Frosty Pass, down the Chain & Doelle Lakes, and out Icicle Creek. This will be a hard trip with some great views!

  • *Varies*, Easy, Moderate, Strenuous, Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 31.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft

Date: Friday, September 6

Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Miles and Gain: 30 mi; 8500 ft Gain, 8270 ft Loss

Meet Up Place and Time: 8:30 am at Icicle Creek Trailhead 

Pass Needed: Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful (National Park) Pass is required at Icicle Creek Trailhead.

More info to come...

This will be a challenging trip. The final details and trip plan will be determined by weather and fire status. 

We'll meet at the Icicle Creek Trailhead and shuttle to the Chatter Creek Trailhead. On the first day, we'll make the steep trek up Chatter Creek to camp at Lake Flore. On day 2 we'll head through Frosty Pass with some options to trek to some of the other local lakes and then head down the Chain & Doelle. On day 3, we will descend down from the lakes and take Icicle Creek Trail back to the car(s) at the Icicle Creek Trailhead. 

Trip Overview
Day 1: 8.25 mi; 4965’ Ascend; 1878’ Descend
Day 2: 10.34 mi; 3200’ Ascend; 2997’ Descend
Day 3: 12.3 mi; 879’ Ascend; 3882’ Descend

Leadership permission is required. To be considered for this trip, please send me the following: 

  1. Conditioning you have done so far this year.
  2. Examples of other multi-day backpacks you have done in the past 2 years.
  3. Your favorite trail snack.

* Preference will be given to participants in the Seattle Intermediate Backpacking Course


Upper Icicle Creek

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear

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