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Tiffany Mountain via Freezeout Ridge — Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

North Cascades

Trip Report By

WTA Member

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road rough but passable


No bugs


Snow free

Arrived at the Freezeout Ridge trailhead mid-morning to find only two other vehicles parked there. Lots of downed trees from an earlier fire to navigate for the first mile or so, but once through that, the trail opens up into a series of spectacular alpine meadows. Lupine and Indian paintbrush and yarrow and fireweed and asters spilling down the mountainside in glorious profusion. At about 2.5 miles there is a junction with the trail to Whistler Pass heading off to the right. Stay left to ascend to the top of Tiffany Mountain. From here on up the trail becomes a little rockier. We were glad to have our poles with us on the way down. At the top, the views are gorgeous, although unfortunately the day we made the hike, smoke from fires in BC created some haze. We met only one other hiker, a local resident who had hiked this trail for years, who said that on a clear day Mt Baker and the Passaytens were visible from the top. While we weren't that lucky on this particular day, what could be seen was still pretty darn wonderful. 

A beautiful hike of only moderate difficulty because significant elevation (to 6500') is gained in your vehicle. Cant wait to return!