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Courtney Peak

North Cascades > Methow/Sawtooth
48.2604, -120.4431 Map & Directions
Highest Point
8392 feet
The view from Courtney Peak. Photo by Foist.
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Northwest Forest Pass

A scramble up Courtney Peak in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. While not as tall as some of the surrounding peaks, it is widely regarded as having the best view in the wilderness. Continue reading

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Hiking Courtney Peak

A scramble up Courtney Peak in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. While not as tall as some of the surrounding peaks, it is widely regarded as having the best view in the wilderness.

Courtney Peak can be climbed in a day but packing in is a nice way to make this a less stressful climb, allowing climbers to see the area when the light is good.

Upon attaining the summit, look around you to Star Peak, Oval Peak to the northeast and Oval Lakes to the west. Be sure to soak in the glaciers of the North Cascades far in the distance, and careful heading down!

Courtney Peak

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.2604, -120.4431 Open in Google Maps

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Twisp: Head west on the Twisp River Road for about 10 miles. Turn left onto West Buttermilk Creek Road. At the fork in the road, veer right onto East Buttermilk Creek Road and travel 3 miles before taking a right onto Road 500. Follow this road almost 3 miles to the trailhead.

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North Cascades > Methow/Sawtooth

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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