CHS 1 Hike - Excelsior Ridge

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Excelsior Ridge

CHS1 hike led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph. Excelsior Ridge delivers an incredible ridge walk through wildflowers with Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan seemingly close enough to touch.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

 8:00 AM.  Glacier Public Service Center, Mt. Baker Hwy.

This hike offers beautiful wildflowers and a gorgeous skyline view as long as we get a fine day. The work is in getting up to Welcome Pass and then it is a fabulous ridge walk

The leaders have reserved a campsite at Douglas Fir campground for the weekend. Let us know if you want to join us, otherwise meet at the ranger station in Glacier. There will be a just for fun hike on Sunday for anyone who wants to stay over.


Excelsior Ridge (East High Divide Trail)

  • Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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