Axis Peak

Great views of the Enchantment Lakes area peaks like Mount Stuart. This is a moderately strenuous scramble of 10 miles and 4,250 feet of elevation gain from Eightmile Lake.

Approach & Ascent

Hike the Eightmile Lake Trail to Eightmile Lake.  Cross the the Eightmile Lake outlet, walk approximately halfway around the lake, then scramble south to the col at 6,940 ft. Continue climbing to the summit via the south side of the mountain.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,250 ft
  • 7,550 ft
  • Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)
  • USGS Cashmere Mtn
  • Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - Axis Peak

Scrambling Trip
A strenuous one day scramble with great views and a peak not often done.
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 4
Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants
Registration closes Jun 6
Seattle Branch
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