Hex Mountain (winter)

Hex Mountain is a somewhat difficult, 7 mile round trip snowshoe hike or backcountry ski tour with 2,600 feet in elevation gain. The trail is through forests and often steep, ending in panoramic views of Cle Elum Lake.

getting there

Take Exit 80 off of I-90 and drive north on Bullfrog Road. Turn right onto SR 903 (Salmon La Sac Road) at the round-about and drive through Roslyn. Continue 9 miles to the junction with Forest Road 116 a park at the plowed turnout (2,400 ft).

approach & ascent

Ascends to the summit via logging roads and then Trail 1343, following a ridge to the top.

ski routes

Ski runs can be done on either side of the ridge. Descend by following the trail back down or ski the basin south of the summit and connect up with the logging roads.

  • Suitable Activities: Skiing/Snowboarding, Snowshoeing
  • Skiing/Snowboarding Category: Backcountry
  • Snowshoeing Category: Intermediate
  • Seasons: January, February, March, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast. View avalanche forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous, M1 Mountain 1 Ski
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • 5,034 ft
  • USGS Cle Elum Lake
  • Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208
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    47.291553, -121.097824
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