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Primus Peak

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.5821, -121.0912 Map & Directions
Length
19.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
7300 feet
Highest Point
8508 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Summits

The route to Primus Peak involves exposed climbing and glacier travel. Gear and experience recommended. Continue reading

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Hiking Primus Peak

The route to Primus Peak involves exposed climbing and glacier travel. Gear and experience recommended. 

Primus Peak is most often reached via the Thunder Creek Trailhead.

Primus Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5821, -121.0912 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

A 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

From I-5, head east on Hwy 20 for approximately 46 miles to Marblemount. Pass the North Cascades National Park Wilderness Information Center, where you can get permits if you are planning an overnight trip. Continue another 25 miles, and then turn right into Colonial Creek Campground, just past milepost 130. Follow signs to the trailhead near the amphitheater. Restrooms with running water are available.

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Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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