Sourdough Mountain

A very strenuous, 11-mile round trip hike with 5,085 feet of elevation gain in the North Cascades. The trail heads up steeply and steadily through forests and meadows to an old lookout with amazing views of the Cascades.

getting there

Drive SR 20 to Gorge and  Diablo Lakes. Take the left fork onto Diablo St. just before crossing the bridge across Gorge Lake. Continue 0.7 mile and bear right, staying on Diablo St. just after crossing the bridge across Stetattle Creek. Drive 0.25 mile to the trailhead (900 ft). Park on the right side of the street.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Scrambling
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,085 ft
  • 5,985 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • USGS Diablo Dam
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Winter Scramble - Sourdough Mountain

Scrambling Trip
A favorite strenuous scramble in the North Cascades
Difficulty: Very Strenuous, Winter Scramble
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration opens Dec 21
Seattle Branch

Winter Scramble - Sourdough Mountain

Scrambling Trip
Strenuous winter scramble with great north cascade views.
Difficulty: Very Strenuous, Winter Scramble
Sat, Mar 18, 2023
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration opens Feb 27
Seattle Branch
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