Clark Mountain/Southeast Route

A challenging scramble of the highest peak in the Dakobed Range other than Glacier Peak. Clark Mountain is 49th on the Bulger 100 list. It can be scrambled from the southeast, avoiding glacier crossings via White River and Boulder Basin. This route is over 22 miles, with 6,200 feet of elevation gain, typically requiring a creek crossing, and possible biting flies at lower elevations.

Driving Directions

Take US 2 (Stevens Pass Highway) to the Lake Wenatchee turn-off (Coles Corner, 20.3 mi east of Stevens Pass). Turn north on Lake Wenatchee River Road (SR 207). Turn left after crossing the Wenatchee River, proceeding west along the north shore of the lake passing the Lake Wenatchee Ranger Station. About 1.5 mi after the ranger station, take the right fork, White River Road (Forest Road 6400), to the end of the road, ~ 11 mi.

approach & ascent

Travel the mainly level and easy White River Trail for 4 mi to the junction with Boulder Creek Trail (~0.25 mi past the bridge over Boulder Creek). Ascend right onto Boulder Creek Trail. At 4,000 ft, the trail crosses Boulder Creek. Either wade the creek or use small tree. Continue up trail to suggested campsite at edge of clearing in large open basin  at 4,900 ft (7.5 mi).  Travel southwest towards notch in south ridge, then northwest towards peak.  Return by same route.

  • Difficulty: Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Length: 22.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,200 ft
  • 8,602 ft
  • USGS Clark Mountain
  • USGS Mt David
  • Green Trails Wenatchee Lake No. 145
  • Green Trails Holden No. 113
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