Lookouts and High Places August Hikes - Hidden Lake Lookout

Field trip: Lookouts and High Places

Lookouts and High Places August Hikes - Hidden Lake Lookout

**Trip initially open to Lookouts and High Places Day Hiking Series students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers on August 14th.**

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,900 ft
  • Pace: 1,000 ft/hr ascent

Marblemount Wilderness Information Center, TBD

Considered one of the crown jewels, this hike is a Washington classic. There are breathtaking summit views in the heart of the North Cascades from a historic fire lookout, perched precipitously above a lake. This hike is appropriate for experienced hikers comfortable with light scrambling. We will hike together at a steady, conversational pace and take 5 min breaks every 1,000’ elevation gain. Please request leader permission and tell me about your recent hiking experience and comfort with exposure. WTA Hike Description

From Cascade River Road, Forest Service 1540 is a steep, rutted, rocky road 4.5 miles to the trailhead. High clearance vehicle highly advised. We will coordinate carpooling. NW Forest or Interagency Pass required.

Micro-spikes and trekking poles advised in the event we encounter snow at higher elevations.

More details will be provided via email to registered participants. If you would like to be Co/Assistant Leader, please contact me.


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

  • 10 Essentials
  • Micro-spikes
  • Trekking poles
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