Union PeakLocated in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Union Peak is a popular summit in the winter months. Skiers skin up to the summit, enjoying untouched powder for months, even after ski season is over. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/union-peakhttps://www.wta.org/@@site-logo/wta-logo.png
Located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Union Peak is a popular summit in the winter months. Skiers skin up to the summit, enjoying untouched powder for months, even after ski season is over.
Use caution when climbing this mountain. Climbing experience and appropriate equipment strongly recommended.
From the trailhead, hike about one mile to a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. At this intersection, take a right and then made an immediate turn left. From here, it's a bushwhack to the top. There will be a faint climbers trail
Take precaution when enjoying this summit in winter conditions. While not treacherously steep, ALL SIDES of this mountain are avalanche prone.
The summit is a small, very gentle plateau, with amazing views of the surrounding area.
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.
From Everett/Seattle: Drive Highway 2 east 68 miles. After the highway separates, take a left on Smithbrook Road #6700. Be careful crossing the westbound lanes of Highway 2. The Smithbrook trailhead is 2.7 miles up the road on the left hand side.
From Wenatchee/Leavenworth: Drive west and turn right about a half mile past milepost 69. The Smithbrook trailhead is 2.7 miles up the road on the left hand side.
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Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District