Labyrinth Mountain

The standard route is a relatively easy scramble with 7 miles and 2,700 feet of elevation gain with a hike to alpine lakes and a summit with beautiful views of the Wild Sky Wilderness. The West ridge shares the appproach and is a more challinging scramble.

getting there

At 4.2 miles east of Stevens Pass on SR 2, turn left through island onto Smith Brook Road (Forest Road 6700). Follow it for 5.5 miles to a fork.  Turn left onto Forest Road 6704 towards Lake Wenatchee and drive about 1 mile to the Minotaur Lake trailhead.

approach & ascent

Follow the trail to Minotaur Lake.

standard route

Ascend to high ground on the east side of the lake. Hike to the head of the lake, and then follow the watercourse up to the basin below the peak. Ascend to the col between peaks at 6,340 ft. The benchmark and summit register are on the east peak, but the west peak appears higher. It's 7 miles route trip with 2,700 feet of elevation gain and a difficulty of Strenuous 2, Technical 2.

west ridge

From the west side of the lake, gain the ridgeline and follow the route northeast.  Past midway, descend the ridge, travel north then west, and take any gully south to return to the ridgeline.  Continue on until reaching the true summit with benchmark and register. It's 8 miles with 3,200 feet of elevation gain and a difficulty of Strenuous 3, Technical 4.


Descend the standard route.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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  • Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft
  • 6,376 ft
  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144
  • USGS Labyrinth Mtn

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