CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Cutthroat Lake & Pass

NORTH CASCADES CAMPOUT! - Hike to incredible views of the North Cascades passing Cutthroat Lake and reaching Cutthroat Pass, then continuing north on the PCT to Granite Pass. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-2.5 mph)

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

The meeting place will be at the group campsite for the North Cascades campout.  Time TBD.

From the Cutthroat trailhead just off highway 20 we'll hike up past Cutthroat Lake to Cutthroat Pass.  After enjoying the views at this pass, we'll hike north on the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) to Granite Pass, and enjoy amazing views of the North Cascades and the PCT has it heads north to Canada.  We will return on the same route to the trailhead.


Cutthroat Lake & Pass

  • Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    USGS Washington Pass

    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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