Wagonwheel Lake & Copper Mountain


Winter Scramble - Wagonwheel Lake

Join me on one of the Olympics steepest trails.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,175 ft

8 am Wagonwheel lake trail head located in the Staircase area of Olympic National Park.   The trail head is located in the overnight parking lot across the street from the Staircase ranger station.

This will be a trip to Wagonwheel lake.  This trail is one of the steepest in the Olympics.  If weather and avalanche conditions permit we may also decide to hit Cub peak or Copper peak.  


Wagonwheel Lake & Copper Mountain

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

    USGS Mt Skokomish
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Snowshoes
  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Microspikes
  • Face covering
  • Hand Sanitizer

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

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