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).

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 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

Upcoming Activities

Winter Scramble - Middle Chiwaukum

Scrambling Trip
One day scramble of Middle Chiwaukum and Point 7132. Participants must have a recent history
Difficulty: Strenuous 5, Technical 3
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jan 31
Seattle Branch
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  • Mcwaukum
  • Mcwaukum & Baldy
  • North & Middle Chiwaukum

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