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West McMillan Spire via Goodell Creek

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.6733, -121.2658 Map & Directions
Length
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
9800 feet
Highest Point
8000 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
West McMillan Spire. Photo by John Porter. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The route to West McMillan Spire is a strenuous Class 3 and involved exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended. Continue reading

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Hiking West McMillan Spire via Goodell Creek

The route to West McMillan Spire is a strenuous Class 3 and involved exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended.

 

West McMillan Spire via Goodell Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6733, -121.2658 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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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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 Marblemount follow the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) east for 14 miles to Newhalem. Take a left onto Newhalem Creek Road and turn left when you reach a T-junction. Take your next right and continue to the Goodell Creek campground.

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Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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West McMillan Spire via Goodell Creek

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