Hidden Lake Lookout

Marblemount, Washington

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Hike across flowering meadows, shiny granite boulder fields, and glistening snowfields to a historic fire lookout perched on a precipitous pinnacle. Stare mouth agape at a surrounding serrated skyline of snow, ice, and rock. And inspect alpine nooks for ptarmigans and pipits, which thrive in this alpine wonderland.
100 Classic Hikes Washington

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100 Classic Hikes Washington

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike across flowering meadows, shiny granite boulder fields, and glistening snowfields to a historic fire lookout perched on a precipitous pinnacle. Stare mouth agape at a surrounding serrated
skyline of snow, ice, and rock. And inspect alpine nooks for ptarmigans and pipits, which thrive in this alpine wonderland.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marblemount
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 3,340 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Best late Jul–Oct
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie NF, Mount Baker Ranger District, Sedro-Woolley
Local Maps: Green Trails, Diablo WA No. 48, Cascade Pass WA No. 80
Driving Directions: Directions to Hidden Lake Lookout

Recent Trail Reviews

9/15/2000
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This might be one of my favorite hikes ever. While it is not technically difficult, it has a great pay-off with views of the North Cascades and the trail provides the essence of the cascades. Starts out in the trees and opens into a broad brushy valley (great trail though) and then across a heather meadow and then over white granite slabs with water cascading down them. For an 8 mile round trip with about 3k to 4k elevation gain this is the hike to take your friends on if you want to share what the cascade mountains are all about. I can't wait to get my kids up there. Only down side is that it is a healthy drive from Seattle.



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