Reynolds Peak

An easy Basic Alpine Climb or challenging scramble, 8,512-foot Reynolds Peak is located in the Chelan-Sawtooth wilderness about 6 miles northeast of Stehekin. The south is the higher of its two summits. It's 11 miles round trip with 5,300 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

From Twisp, drive west on Twisp River Road for 18.8 miles to Mystery Campground. At the campground, cross the river on Forest Road 3423 and drive it for 1.3 miles to a junction. Turn left and drive to the Reynold's Creek Trailhead (3,100 ft).

approach & ascent

Hike Reynolds Creek Trail to just above 4,800 ft and look for log to cross Reynolds creek. At its junction with another creek,  follow the other creek uphill staying on climbers right of the creek. Travel ~50 above the creek to avoid the most worst of the log hopping. Proceed for ~2 miles to a basin. Once in the basin there are few options for continuing. The easiest way is probably to climb up the small creek bed to the left and then right to the peak. Going straight up to the right involves some intense vertical bushwacking to avoid getting cliffed out. Ascend via the southeast side of the peak for the least exposure and easiest scrambling. The rock on summit block is solid.

  • Difficulty: Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Length: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft
  • 8,512 ft
  • Land Manager: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests
    Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, Methow Valley Ranger District (OWNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Buttermilk Butte No. 83
  • Green Trails Stehekin No. 82
  • USGS Midnight Mtn
  • USGS Gilbert
  • USGS Sun Mountain
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