Oakes Peak (winter)

A winter scramble of 10 miles with 5,100 feet of elevation gain in the Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness near Marblemount. On a clear day, enjoy outstanding views of the North Cascades.

driving directions

Drive to 5 miles east of Marblemount on SR 20 and turn left (north) on Forest Road 1060 (Bacon Creek Road). Continue roughly 2 miles to just past Oakes Creek.

An alternative is to turn onto Forest Road 1062 about a mile after turning onto Forest Road 1060.  Drive this road as far as you can or until you reach its end.

approach & ascent

From just past Oakes Creek on Forest Road 1060, head NNE paralleling Oakes Creek until you reach the southwest slope of Oakes Peak.  Continue on southwest slope to the summit.

From Forest Road 1062, travel the road to its end  and then up the timbered southwest slope to the summit.

  • Difficulty: Winter Scramble
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,100 ft
  • 5,681 ft
  • USGS Damnation Peak
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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