Desolation Peak

Desolation Peak is a strenuous, 10 mile round trip with 3,700 ft in elevation gain. The trail begins at the water taxi landing on the beach beneath the mountain. It is then a nonstop steep hike up to the fire lookout, with lots of switchbacks.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • 6,100 ft
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Hozomeen Mountain
  • Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16

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