Red Mountain (North Cascades)

A strenuous scramble, 11 miles one-way with 7,500 feet of elevation gain, that starts at Colonial Creek Campground, follows Thunder Creek Trail, and ascends to the high point on the northwest portion of Ragged Ridge in the North Cascades.

Getting There

Drive SR-20 to Colonial Creek Campground in North Cascades National Park.

Approach & Ascent

Hike the Thunder Creek Trail which to its junction with the Fisher Creek Trail. Then head northwest and follow the northwest ridge leading up to the summit of Red Mountain (7,662 ft). Enjoy amazing views of by Colonial Peak, Snowfield Peak, Primus Peak, Mount Torment, Forbidden Peak, Ripsaw Ridge, Mount Buckner, Mount Logan, the rest of the Ragged Ridge peaks.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Snowshoeing Category: Intermediate
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Avalanche Terrain Rating Challenging
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 4, Technical 3, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 22.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft
  • 7,662 ft
Map
  • Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX
  • USGS Ross Dam
  • USGS Forbidden Peak
  • USGS Mt Logan
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Basic Alpine Climb - Red Mountain (North Cascades)

Climbing Trip
2 Day climb of Red Mountain in North Cascades.
Difficulty: Strenuous 4, Technical 3, Winter Scramble
Sat, Mar 16, 2024 - Sun, Mar 17, 2024
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
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Registration closes Mar 14
Everett Branch
Rodica Manole
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