Copper Ridge

Spectacular ridge walking in the North Cascades with views of the icy Pickett Range and peaks in all directions. Hike out and back or for a loop trip, return along the Chilliwack River with an optional hand-operated cable car ride across the river.

driving directions

Drive SR 542 13 mi past Glacier (get permits at the Glacier Visitor Center) and turn left onto Forest Road 32 (Hannegan Pass Road). Continue on FR 32 for 5.3 mi to the Hannegan Pass trailhead at the road's end.

on the trail

Hike 4.1 mi to Hannegan Pass at 5,066 ft. Descend to the Copper Ridge and Chilliwack Trail junction. Take the left fork and follow Copper Ridge Trail to the look out at 6,260 ft. Along the way, there are campsites near the trailhead, Hannegan Pass, the Copper Ridge-Chilliwack junction, and Egg Lake.


  • Enjoy a 2.2 mi round trip with 1,120 ft of elevation gain side trip to the top of Hannegan Peak at 6,186 ft.
  • There are campsites at Copper Lake which is 1.2 mi and 1,000 ft elevation loss from the lookout.
  • Extend your trip by descending to the Chilliwack River and continuing north or south.
  • Make this a loop trip by returning to Hannegan Pass by hiking the Chiliwack Trail the with an optional ride on the hand-operated cable car across the Chilliwack River. The added mileage and elevation loss and gain make this a slightly longer and more difficult trip.
  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 20.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,485 ft
  • 6,260 ft
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Upcoming Activities

Adventure Club - Backpacking Trip - Copper Ridge

Youth & Backpacking Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
MAC members go on a multiday backpack trip at Copper Ridge
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, May 26, 2018 - Mon, May 28, 2018
0 participants
Registration closes May 24
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader
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