Green Mountain (Glacier Peak)

One of few hikes in the North Cascades with miles of switchbacks through meadows. Amble up these to the lookout on the summit, enjoying views of the Glacier Peak Wilderness. It's 8 miles round trip with 3,100 feet of elevation gain. Our groups often plan stewardship trips to maintain the lookout.

getting there

From SR-530 turn east on Forest Road 26 (Suiattle River Road), right 7.5 miles north of Darrington or left 11 miles south of Rockport. Drive 19 miles and then turn onto  Forest Road 2680 and follow it 6 miles the trailhead near the road's end.

on the trail

Hike the Green Mountain Trail (No. 780) through forest, entering the Glacier Peak Wilderness in ~1.5 miles. Shortly after entering the wilderness, begin hiking though meadows and then pass two small ponds just before entering an emerald basin. To protect the meadows, be careful to stay on the the trail which traverses through the basin and to a ridge that leads to the fire lookout on the summit.  

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • 6,500 ft
  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
  • Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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