Seattle Explorers & Jr. MAC Hike - Hidden Lake Lookout

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Seattle Explorers & Jr. MAC Hike - Hidden Lake Lookout

Gorgeous and challenging hike to a lookout.

  • Strenuous, Strenuous 3, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,230 ft

Open to Explorers who want more challenge and Jr. MACs.

Meet at 9:30 am at Hidden Lake Trailhead 

The last 5 miles take longer than GPS would have you believe because the road is difficult to drive on. Please account for that when planning your arrival.

We will depart promptly by 9:45 am

The Explorers and Jr. MACers will spend the day hiking!

Trip Sheet

Parking: No pass required


Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Dragana to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Explorer/Jr. MAC combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Hidden Lake Lookout & Peak

  • Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80

    USGS Sonny Boy Lakes

    USGS Eldorado Peak

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

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • 10 Essentials
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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