Crater Mountain


Day Hike - Crater Mountain

A long, challenging day hike (14 miles, 5150 feet elevation gain) to what is considered one of the finest view points in all the North Cascades.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 19.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,200 ft

Everett Station, 5:00 AM.

We will hike to the site of an old lookout at 7000 feet providing some of the best views to be found anywhere. This has been called one of the most challenging hikes by Craig Romano. The early start is necessary to make sure we can get up and down in 10 hours of daylight. Please be prepared for all types of weather, including snow, rain, and cold. This is not a hike for those who are not in shape. We will stop on the way home for a bite to eat and to celebrate our accomplishment.


Crater 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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