Lime Mountain

A strenuous scramble northwest of Glacier Peak to the high point on Lime Ridge overlooking several lakes.

Temporary Closure

4/15/21 Update: In the aftermath of the Downey Mountain fire in 2020, the Suiattle River Road is closed west of Downey Creek, at about mile 19. This closure includes all trails beyond the road closure: Downey Creek Trail (No. 768), Sulphur Creek Trail (No. 793), Sulphur Mountain Trail (No. 794), Suiattle River Trail (No. 784), Bachelor Creek Trail (No. 796), and the Sulphur Creek Campground. Please check with the Darrington Ranger District for the most up to date information.

getting there

From SR-530 turn east on Forest Road 26 (Suiattle River Road), right 7.5 mils north of Darrington or left 11 mils south of Rockport. Continue to the road's end just past the Sulphur Creek Campground.

approach & ascent

Cross the river on a  log to the south bank and travel 1  mile up stream to the Milk Creek Trailhead--the bridge here was washed out in the storm of 2003. About 0.25 mile and before crossing the stream from Rivord Lake leave the trail then find a fisherman's path up the steep slope towards Box Mountain Lakes. The path is very difficult to follow initially, but at ~3,600 ft, it becomes more apparent. The summit (6,772 ft) can be easily approached either from the south end or north of Upper Rivord Lake (5,698 ft).

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Length: 8.0 None
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft
  • 6,772 ft
  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
  • Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112
  • USGS Lime Mountain

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