Welcome Pass and the High Divide Trail

Boundary, Washington

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Welcome to the High Divide, an emerald carpet laden with dazzling bouquets draped over a rolling mile-high ridge. Only one problem with this invitation—delivering your reply will be downright demanding. The hike to Welcome Pass is a doozy: 2800 feet of elevation gain in 2.5 miles. And talk about switchbacks. There are more than sixty—count ’em! But once you make the grade, Welcome Pass extends a warm benvenuti and a sincere invite to poke around on the wide-open slopes of the divide, drinking fine views and savoring precious alpine moments.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Welcome to the High Divide, an emerald carpet laden with dazzling bouquets draped over a rolling mile-high ridge. Only one problem with this invitation—delivering your reply will be downright demanding.

The hike to Welcome Pass is a doozy: 2800 feet of elevation gain in 2.5 miles. And talk about switchbacks. There are more than sixty—count ’em! But once you make the grade, Welcome Pass extends a warm benvenuti and a sincere invite to poke around on the wide-open slopes of the divide, drinking fine views and savoring precious alpine moments.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boundary
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 3,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: July– mid-Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 2,450 feet
Top Elevation: 5,850 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier Public Service Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Shuksan No. 14
Driving Directions: Directions to Welcome Pass and the High Divide Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/29/2003
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A geat hike for the enthusiast with some of the most challenging terrain I've ever hiked but well worth he effort whenn you finally get a good solid look at the breath taking views that could convince anybody why their ever was a mountain man. The best view of all is at the talles peak looking right out at Mt. Baker...which is so close you think you could touch it.



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