CHS - North Cascades Campout - Hidden Lake Lookout

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS - North Cascades Campout - Hidden Lake Lookout

CHS1 hike being offered as part of the North Cascades Campout weekend.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.20 mph

Leave the Goodell group campground at 7am for a one hour drive to the trailhead. We'll likely stop in Marblemount for the post-hike meal (or at least a milkshake). Parking is quite constrained at the trailhead and the road is pretty cratered. Important to carpool with a high clearance vehicle.

Details of trail conditions will be included in the "Hello Hiker" email and after the hike is scouted the first week of August. Beforehand, the WTA trip reports are a good resource for reviewing hike details.


Hidden Lake Lookout

  • Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80
  • 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)
Trip Reports