Middle Chiwaukum

A strenuous scramble a few miles east of Stevens Pass to a summit with outstanding views. It's 8 miles round trip and 4,800 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

Drive SR 2 to 13.5 miles east of Stevens Pass and turn south onto White Pine Road. Continue to the White Pine Trailhead at the road's end (2,800 ft).

In winter, park just outside the Cascade Meadows Baptist Church Camp and add 2 miles each way to walk the road to the trailhead.

approach & ascent

The approach is from Whitepine Creek Trailhead. After a short distance (~1/4 mile) on the trail, reach the ridge that trends southeast and ascend it all the way to Point 7132, then head south along the ridge to the Middle Chiwaukum summit (7,423 ft).


  • SummitPost and PeakBagger call this "Middle Chiwaukum." It's labelled "Mcwaulum" on the Green Trails maps and is Point 7292 and not labelled on the USGS map.
  • North Chiwaukum (aka Baldy) is an option to the north east.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 5, Technical 3
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,800 ft
  • 7,423 ft
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177
  • USGS Mt Howard
  • USGS Chiwaukum Mountains
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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  • Mcwaukum
  • Mcwaukum & Baldy
  • North & Middle Chiwaukum

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