Desolation Peak

Newhalem, Washington

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A day hike from Lightning Creek Camp to the summit of Desolation Peak, 13.6 miles round trip, or from the Jack Point boat landing to the summit, 9.8 miles round trip.
Hiking the North Cascades

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Hiking the North Cascades

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A day hike from Lightning Creek Camp to the summit of Desolation Peak, 13.6 miles round trip, or from the Jack Point boat landing to the summit, 9.8 miles round trip.

©  Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newhalem
Distance: 13.6
Elevation Gain: 4,532 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Late June to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 1,750 feet
Top Elevation: 6,102 feet
Local Contacts: Ross Lake National Recreation Area 360-856-5700
Local Maps: USGS Hozomeen Mountain; Green Trails Ross Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Desolation Peak

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