Bettys Jugs

A scramble to a ridge southeast of Illabot Peaks on the border of the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Named because the peak is between Betty's Pass and Jug Lake. It is designated Point 6103 on USGS maps and in Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide."

Getting there

From Darrington, drive the Suiattle River Road 6.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 2640 (Grade Creek Road) and follow it to its end.

Approach & ascent

The summit ridge has a steep step to gain the ridge. The final summit push is steep and exposed.


  • This is most often done as a winter scramble, but SummitPost has recent accounts (circa 2015) of summer routes and bestowed upon it the  2015 Underrated Peak of the Year Award.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 3, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • 6,103 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
    Darrington Ranger District (MBSNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Illabot Peaks
  • Green Trails Snowking Mtn No. 79
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