Backpack - White Pass, Blue Lake & Pilot Ridge Loop


Backpack - White Pass, Blue Lake & Pilot Ridge Loop

Come enjoy an early season trip in the Glacier Peak Wilderness! This will be a challenging trip spanning over 4 days with 13,000 feet of gain. We'll hopefully get some great wildflowers this time of year while visiting this beautiful area. Leaders permission is required!

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 13,000 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph


More details to come...

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

4-Day Route
Day 1: North Fork Sauk TH to Little Blue Lake 10.8 mi; 5295’ Gain; 2177’ Descend
Day 2: Little Blue Lake to White Pass 10.7 mi; 2485’ Gain; 1898’ Descend
Day 3: White Pass to Camp Lake - 13.4 mi; 4087’ Gain; 4188’ Descend
Day 4: Camp Lake to FS 49 (Lost Creek TH) - 10.6 mi; 2106’ Gain; 5989’ Descend 

*Includes 3 mile car shuttle from final Lost Creek TH to North Fork Sauk TH

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


White Pass, Blue Lake & Pilot Ridge Loop

  • Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Monte Cristo No. 143

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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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