Skyline Divide


Day Hike - Skyline Divide

Skyline divide rewards the hiker with miles of ridge walking with views and flowers. The way up is heavily switchbacked, but the meadows on top are magical and flower diversity is high.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

This hike will be the beginning of a 3 day weekend of hiking up near Mt. Baker, with stays at the Mountaineers lodge. We will meet at the mountaineer's clubhouse at 7 AM and carpool from there. While it is not mandatory to do all the planned hikes, it is strongly encouraged.

Participants who stay the weekend at the Mt. Baker lodge must sign up separately.This is a naturalist trip so we generally hike slowly and stop frequently for plant or animal identification.


Skyline Divide

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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