Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak


Winter Scramble - Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

This is a fairly strenuous scramble to a seldom-visited summit in North Cascades National Park that has outstanding views.

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

Everett Station, 5:45 - 6:00am.  Meet in the northernmost area of the large public parking lot to the west of Smith Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets.


Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Crampons (only if deemed necessary)
  • Snowshoes and Poles
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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