Mount Howard & Mount Mastiff

These two peaks, located on the north side of Highway 2 east of Stevens Pass, can be scrambled separately or combined. When combined, it's a scramble of 13 miles with 5,500 feet of elevation gain.

Getting There

Drive SR 2 to Forest Road 657. Drive up ~1.5 miles to the end of the road and the Merritt Lake trailhead (3,050 ft).

approach & ascent

Mount Howard (7,063 ft)

Starting and ending at the Merritt Lake trailhead, it's 12 miles round trip with 4,900 feet of elevation gain. The difficulty is Strenuous 4 | Technical 2.

Mount Mastiff (6,741 ft)

Starting and ending at the Merritt Lake trailhead, it's 10 miles round trip with 3,330 feet of elevation gain. The difficulty is Strenuous 3 | Technical 3.

Mastiff & Howard LOOP

Starting and ending at the Merritt Lake trailhead, it's 13 miles round trip with 5,200 feet of elevation gain. The difficulty is Strenuous 5 | Technical 3.

Mastiff & Howard: Nason Ridge Traverse

Starting at Merritt Lake trailhead and finishing at Rock Mountain trailhead (with a car shuttle between the trailheads), it’s 14.5 miles round trip with 5,500 feet of elevation gain.  The difficulty is Strenuous 5 | Technical 3.

  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Length: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • 6,741 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • USGS Mt Howard
  • Green Trails Wenatchee Lake No. 145
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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  • Mount Howard
  • Mount Mastiff
  • Mount Mastiff & Mount Howard Loop
  • Mount Mastiff & Mount Howard: Nason Ridge Traverse
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