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Bald Mountain via Ashland Lakes

North Cascades

It used to be possible to traverse from Ashland Lakes to Bald Mountain, Cutthroat Lakes, and the Walt Bailey trail on trail. Now, the way is an overgrown, hard-to-follow bushwhack. Continue reading

Location

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
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Length

20.0 miles, one-way

Elevation

Rating

2.33 out of 5

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Northwest Forest Pass

It used to be possible to traverse from Ashland Lakes to Bald Mountain, Cutthroat Lakes, and the Walt Bailey trail on trail. Now, the way is an overgrown, hard-to-follow bushwhack.

This trail sits within the Morning Star Natural Resources Conservation Area, managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. This is a special designation to protect ecologically significant areas.

Bald Mountain via Ashland Lakes

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0477, -121.7144 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

Bald Mountain (#572)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Getting There

From Granite Falls, drive east to the Verlot Public Service Center, then east on the Mountain Loop Highway 4.5 miles to the Schweitzer Creek Road 4020. Turn right and follow this road for 2.3 miles to the Bear Lake Road 4021. Turn right and continue 1.5 miles to a junction with Road 4021016 on the left. Turn left and follow this road to the end. You must now walk approximately 1 mile on the abandoned road to the trailhead on your left at the Y.

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Northwest Forest Pass
 

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Bald Mountain via Ashland Lakes

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