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Mount Challenger

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.8358, -121.3424 Map & Directions
Highest Point
8236 feet
Mount Challenger. Photo by John Porter. Full-size image
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Hiking Mount Challenger

The route to Mount Challenger is a Class 5 and involves glacier travel. Gear and experience recommended.

Mount Challenger can be reached via the Hannegan Pass Trailhead or by boating to the Big Beaver Campground across Ross Lake.


Mount Challenger

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.8358, -121.3424 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

A $26 backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in North Cascades National Park. Permits must be picked up in person at one of the park's Wilderness Information Centers

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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

To reach Hannegan Pass: Drive Hwy 542 about 46 miles, to 13 miles past Glacier Public Service Center. Just before the third crossing of the Nooksack River Bridge, turn left on road No. 32. At 1.3 miles, take the left fork, Ruth Creek Road, and continue 5.4 miles to the road-end at Hannegan Campground.

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North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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