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Results List

119 Hikes
Lake Isabel

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.93
(14 votes)
Lake Isabel is only accessible via bushwhack -- hikers can expect to ford a deep and swift-flowing river, and then endure a steep uphill bushwhack to the lake.
 
 
Haystack Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 2715.0 ft.
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0.00
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A hike to a summit just outside of Goldbar - the trail is very faded, so be prepared for bushwacking to a summit. Route finding experience strongly recommended.
 
 
Philadelphia Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
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Summit above Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls. No trail. Gear and expertise required.
 
 
Wallace Falls State Park - Jay Lake

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
12.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 1840.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
Not so scenic but plenty peaceful, Jay Lake is one of a small handful of backcountry camping areas in a state park. Just be sure to get a permit before you head out!
 
 
Iron Cap Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 6347.0 ft.
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0.00
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Big Snow Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
A peak scramble off Highway 2. Routefinding experience, gear and expertise required.
 
 
Palmer Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Gain: 5051 ft.
Highest Point: 4206.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Summit scramble in the Central Cascades off of Highway 2. Gear and expertise required.
 
 
Mount Index

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
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A summit in the Central Cascades that requires technical experience, gear, and route-finding abilities. There are three ways to access Mount Index.
 
 
Kyes Peak

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5200 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
A scramble to a summit off of Highway 2. Route-finding experience and climbing equipment required. Class 3 climbing.
 
 
Erinswood

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 600.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Erinswood is a barrier-free trail that meanders through a variety of ecosystems over its short length. Meditate to the sound of rushing streams as you pass through riparian, deciduous, and evergreen habitats that form the backdrop of a 0.7-mile sojourn under the shadow of Heybrook Ridge. Erinswood is still under construction and likely to be completed by the end of 2019.
 
 
Lake Susan Jane Snowshoe

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
 
WTA does not recommend attempting this route, as it requires hiking through an active ski resort and in areas that may have high avalanche danger.
 
 
Iron Goat Trail - Winter Route

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
WTA does not recommend winter use on the Iron Goat Trail due to avalanche danger and lack of parking. The Iron Goat Scenic Interpretive Site is also closed in winter.
 
 
Jumpoff Ridge

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 2600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
A brushy hike up an abandoned logging road to Jumpoff Ridge.
 
 
Eagle Lake Fisherman's Trail

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 712 ft.
Highest Point: 3888.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.18
(11 votes)
Eagle Lake is a shallow and infrequently visited alpine lake in the shadows of Merchant Peak and Townsend Mountain in the Stevens Pass region. Walk this trail to experience a variety of mountain terrain and wildlife encompassed by few other hikes.
 
 
Cowboy Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 5853.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
 
A scramble up a peak near Stevens Pass. Climbing experience and avy equipment required.
 
 
Cleveland Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 5280.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
A scramble to a peak off Highway 2 overlooking Money Creek. Routefinding and climbing experience required.
 
 
Big Chief Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 5858.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
 
A hike up to the highest point on the Stevens Pass Ski Area.
 
 
Mount Howard

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(3 votes)
A hike/scramble up Mt. Howard from the Snowy Creek Trailhead.
 
 
Osprey Park

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
2.0 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This City of Sultan park is tucked away on the edge of town and provides the perfect short escape into the trees and along the Sultan River.
 
 
Townsend Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(3 votes)
 
A nontechnical climb with good views of Merchant, Gunn, and Baring.
 
 
Trap Lake

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.57
(7 votes)
This beautiful trail makes for an excellent overnight or longer day hike.
 
 
Surprise Lake Snowshoe

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 4500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(6 votes)
Heading to Surprise Lake in the winter can be rewarding, but be sure you know your avalanche warning signs before heading up.
 
 
Sultan Gorge

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
 
This trail provides access for kayakers to the Sultan River at the gorge below the dam.
 
 
Chetwoot Lake

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Haystack Ridge Lookout Site

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Horseshoe Tunnel

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Mount Hinman

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Mac Peak

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 6859.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Surprise Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 6330.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
 
 
Thor and Nimbus

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)