Bearscout Peak

A semi-remote and rarely-visited peak nestled along the Snoqualmie Pass/I-90 corridor adjacent to the Cedar River Watershed. This year-round scramble has a includes walking on decommissioned Forest Service roads, bushwacking, boot pathstree, bushwhack, and snow depending on the season. This moderate scramble is 6-10 miles with up to 3,500 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

Take Exit 47 off of I-90 and travel west on Forest Road 55. Turn right onto Forest Road 5510. At some point, you'll be blocked by a gate or snow. Be sure to park in a way that gates and further travel on the road  are not blocked.

on the trail

Hike west on Forest Road 55 and turn right (south) onto Forest Road 5510 if needed. Hike Forest Road 5510 for ~2.75 miles and turn left on decommissioned Forest Road 5510-210.From here there are a few of options for out-and-back and loop trips to Bearscout Peak and Scout Lake.


  • This summit is located near the Cedar River Watershed. Take care to ensure that your route keeps you from trespassing on the watershed.
  • Difficulty: *Varies*, Winter Scramble, Strenuous 3, Technical 3
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • 5,192 ft
  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
  • USGS Bandera
  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • USGS Lost Lake
  • USGS Findley Lake
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  • Bearscout Peak & Scout Lake
  • Scout Lake

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