Lichtenberg Mountain

Monroe, Washington 98272

Lichtenberg Mountain

Lichtenberg Mountain Professional Guide

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"Lichtenberg Mountain, the high spot above Lake Valhalla north of Stevens Pass, is an easy destination almost any time of year and a good trip when you need a short day of fun scrambling. September is an especially good month to go, when the hills are brilliant red and orange.

On your way to the summit, you can walk around Lake Valhalla and stare into the cliffy west face of Lichtenberg, which rises from the shore. You can add a hike up nearby Mount McCausland if you want to extend the day. The road to Lichtenberg gives access to ski tours in winter or spring and to through-hikers on the Pacifi c Crest Trail in summer or fall. Early in the season, you may follow ski tracks. Later in the season, you most likely will follow hikers on their
way from Mexico to Canada."

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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Martin Volken
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"With a variety of slopes suitable for introductory, intermediate, and more advanced ski tours, Lichtenberg Mountain offers a little something for everyone. Its mix of alpine bowls and treed slopes ensures good skiing in many different conditions. Prominent ski lines visible from US Highway 2 and easy travel for other winter recreationalists along Smithbrook Road, make it a popular destination. But skiing can be found on every aspect of the mountain, so Lichtenberg Mountain rewards those who are willing to explore. Views into the Union and Jove Peak areas to the north provide enticing possibilities for additional exploration in this area. Skin up the mostly flat Smithbrook Road. At the first switchback, head west through the woods to access the northeast slopes of the mountain. Skin up through steep, mature trees climber’s right of the main drainage from Lichtenwasser Lake. Gain the lake (2 hours to here). Some people prefer to continue farther up Smithbrook Road to gain the bottom of the north ridge at 4000 feet and then follow terrain across benches to the lake." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
7 hours
March to October
Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Labyrinth Mountain; Green Trails Benchmark Mountain 144
Local Maps