North Star Mountain

Holden, Washington

North Star Mountain

North Star Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"North Star Mountain is the high point on the ridge that connects Cloudy Pass to Bonanza Peak, the highest nonvolcanic peak in Washington and the entire Cascade Range. The USGS originally gave Bonanza Peak the name North Star Mountain, but a 1904 USGS map interchanged the names, which have stuck.

One of the attractions of North Star Mountain is its proximity to Lyman Lake. In the glacial period, the largest side feeder to the huge glacier that moved down the valley now covered by Lake Chelan came from Railroad Creek. Today only small remnants of the great glacier are left, but the melt from one of these remnants, the Lyman Glacier, fills Lyman Lake.

Starting in 2012, the trails near Holden have temporary closures during the construction phase of Holden Mine remediation work, when bus and vehicle traffic is limited. Contact the Chelan Ranger District for current information."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
3 days
June to September
Additional Use
Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest, Chelan Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Holden, Suiattle Pass; Green Trails Holden 113
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018