Welcome Pass and the High Divide

Glacier, Washington

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A day hike to Welcome Pass, 5 miles round trip, or a longer day hike when combined with the Excelsior Pass Trail (car shuttle required(, 11.3 miles overall.
Hiking the North Cascades

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Hiking the North Cascades

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A day hike to Welcome Pass, 5 miles round trip, or a longer day hike when combined with the Excelsior Pass Trail (car shuttle required(, 11.3 miles overall.

©  Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Glacier
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 2,740 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Mid-June to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,470 feet
Top Elevation: 5,790 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker-Snoqaulmie National Forest 800-627-0062
Local Maps: USGS Bearpaw Mountain, Mount Larrabee; Green Trails Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker
Driving Directions: Directions to Welcome Pass and the High Divide

Recent Trail Reviews

8/19/1999
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Although it was last year, this hike was so damn cool! We started in through a "short-cut" hike, off of Mt. Baker Hwy, and it killed us. And it was worth it! Not sure the exact elevation gain for short-cut, about 3500 ft in 2 1/2 miles, so very difficult, but so rewarding. Stop by Mt. Baker Ranger (Forest Service) Station to get more details. Once you get up to High Divide ridgeline, views along are unbelievable and the trail seemed to continue forever. Great two-three day backpack, can be extended or cut to a day-hike (for extreme hikers :) Try to do it late summer, due to TONS OF SNOW early June (basically it's too cold to overnight if you're not technical). Enjoy!



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Apr 2018