Peak 7552

Easy scrambling with 13 miles round trip and and 2,800 feet of elevation gain to a fine viewpoint northwest of Cutthroat Pass. This is a particularly lovely trip in the fall when the larches have turned a brilliant gold.

getting there

Drive SR-20 to Rainy Pass and park in the lot on the north side of the highway ( ft).

approach & ascent

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail for 5 miles to Cutthroat Pass (6,800 ft), gaining about 2,000 feet.  From there travel northwest towards the 7,552-foot peak's summit. It's more of an off-trail hike than a scramble. Enjoy excellent views from the summit that include Tower and Golden Horn across the valley of Swamp Creek.


  • This peak doesn't seem to be visited very often, so care should be taken not to create a use trail. Keep your group size small and spread out when hiking through meadows.
  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • Length: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 7,552 ft
  • Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
  • USGS Washington Pass
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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