Hibox Mountain

Hibox Mountain is a scramble of 8 miles with 3,900 feet of gain.

getting there

Take Exit 62 (Kachess Lake) off of I-90 and follow signs 5 miles to Kachess Lake Campground. Turn left onto Box Canyon Road (Forest Road 4930) and drive 4.2 miles to Rachel Lake Trailhead (2,800 ft).

Approach & Ascent

Hike the trail toward Rachel Lake trailhead to 3,300 ft.  After passing through a brushy area from which the summit is visible, head into the forest where there is a boot path heading northeast up the slope. Follow the boot path up towards the summit. The path gets fairly steep and after about 500  feet of elevation gain, enters a small clearing. Stay right and be careful not to lose the trail towards the summit.

On route to the summit there is a rock band at ~5,300 feet. Go right around the band following the path to a large sloping meadow. Climb up and then slightly right, lining up roughly with the right (south) side of the summit block. This leads into a very loose talus/scree field (watch for falling rocks). Follow thready boot path up to the south side of the summit block. Keep right while climbing, avoiding the gully on the southwest side of the summit block. Near the summit block, there is a short notch that runs up to the rock above. There is some exposure, but the rock is good, and the scramble to the summit is easy from here.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 4, Technical 4
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • 6,547 ft
  • USGS Chikamin Peak
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