The Eaglet

A low-elevation winter scramble with views of Mount Pilchuck's north face. It's Point 3802 on the USGS map.

getting there

From Granite Falls drive east on the Mountain Loop Highway. Turn right (south) on Mount Pilchuck Road, this is about one mile from the Verlot Ranger Station. Continue up the road around 1.6 miles until you reach the winter closure gate or continue on to the Heather Lake Trailhead. If you park at the winter gate, park on the wide areas near the gate being careful not to block any other side roads or the main access road.

approach & ascent

Starting at the Heather Lake trailhead (if snow level permits), hike up to an old roadbed, then take the forested northwest ridge to the summit. There are some steep sections near the top. The ridge rises between Heather and Twentytwo Creeks.

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 2, Technical 2, Winter Scramble
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • 3,802 ft
  • Green Trails Granite Falls No. 109
  • USGS Verlot
Trip Reports
National Geographic Map: The Eaglet

A map showing the route to The Eaglet near Lake 22 and Heather Lake made with National Geographic TOPO! software.

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