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Robinson Mountain

North Cascades > Pasayten
47.3865, -121.3848
Length
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
6166 feet
Highest Point
8726 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard

Trail closed: The Robinson Creek trail is closed from the junction with Trail 474 and the junction with the Boundary Trail due to wildfire

Robinson Mountain. Photo by Stuke Sowle. Full-size image
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A challenging summit of a peak in the North Cascades. Route-finding experience required. Continue reading

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Hiking Robinson Mountain

This strenuous day climb includes a formal trail approach, following by a climber’s trail with a scree climb and short class 2-3 knife-edge pitch near the summit of the 35th highest peak in Washington.

Start at the Robinson Creek Trailhead, elevation 2560 feet, and hike the wide  Robinson Creek - South Trail for 2.8 miles to the Beauty Creek Trail junction, elevation 3560 feet, just beyond the bridge over Beauty Creek.

Turn right (northeast) on the unmarked Beauty Creek Trail and follow it for 1.5 miles, as it climbs somewhat steeply up the Beauty Creek valley, staying northwest of the creek. Just after crossing a major tributary of Beauty Creek, elevation 5260 feet, turn left (northwest) onto a climber’s trail that works up the steep meadow, then shallows into a secondary valley before steepening to reach a tarn, elevation 6750 feet.

From the tarn, it is a climber’s route, initially up the scree slope to the north and then 1.2 miles along the ridge over the false summits with a short class 2-3 knife edge climb shortly before the true summit.

Hike Description Written by
Rolan Shomber, WTA Correspondent

Robinson Mountain

Map & Directions

Before You Go

Trail closed: The Robinson Creek trail is closed from the junction with Trail 474 and the junction with the Boundary Trail due to wildfire

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

  

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Trailhead

North Cascades > Pasayten

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

75 Scrambles in Washington (Goldman 2001)

https://www.summitpost.org/robinson-map/907352

Buy the Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50 map

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