Hike to the Summit of Rock Mountain, WA

Hike to the Summit of Rock Mountain, WA

Rock Mountain Trailhead

Distance

11 Miles

Elevation Gain

4175 Feet

Activities

Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Head out on this class 2 hiking route and be aware of possible exposure when done in heavy snow. You'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of North Cascade Peaks.

The trail starts out poorly, following a jeep road under high-tension wires. Shortly, though, the trail begins to switchback up the south face of Rock Mountain and the views, as well as the wildflowers, are remarkable.

After switchbacking up the mountain, follow a ridge-line towards the upper basin. Once in the upper basin you are in an alpine playground. Visit Rock Lake, wander around, or go for the difficult final push to the summit by following the steep path up the ridge to climbers left. Once at the summit, the view of Glacier Peak will not disappoint.

Getting there: Park 8.5 miles east of Stevens Pass - the parking lot will be on your left if traveling East.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $55/night

LOGE Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Washington

From $400/night

LOGE at The Pass Life

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

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An enjoyable hike from snow creek trail head

The trail is wonderful. Gently rolling through the valley, where you enter beautiful zones. You have a gentle but steep climb to the ridge. Fun little day hike. You could camp and explore a lot more up there though, lots of ridges and connecting trails.

Distance

11 Miles

Elevation Gain

4175 Feet

Activities

Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

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