Alpine Lookout/Round Mountain


Day Hike - Alpine Lookout/Round Mountain

Beautiful hike through forest to Merritt Lake, followed by a scenic ridge traverse to Alpine Lookout. This trip is approximately 13 miles round trip with 3300 feet of elevation gain. I expect lots of wildflowers!

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,528 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,235 ft
  • Pace: Moderate to brisk.

We will meet at the Merritt Lake Trailhead, on US Highway 2, east of Stevens Pass. The road to the trailhead is 11.5 miles east of Stevens Pass. It is well signed as "Merritt Lake". We will meet at the trailhead, not the turn-off on US Highway 2.

Meeting time at the trailhead is 8:30AM


Alpine Lookout/Round Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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