Day Hike - Trappers Peak


Day Hike - Trappers Peak

Fantastic view of the Picket Range! Close up views of Mount Triumph! The summit of Trappers Peak is one of the best views in the North Cascades.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

I will advise meeting place and time to those signed-up.  I plan on being at the trailhead about 9:30AM on Saturday morning. It's about a 2 hour drive from the Seattle area to the turn-off to the trailhead off highway 20

This is a challenging trip, and the forecast high temperatures will make it even more challenging; but the reward on the summit is really worth it!  There is  a short ridge to traverse where there is some minor exposure on both sides.  


Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

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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