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Results List

33 Hikes
Silver Star View Snowshoe

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 4250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
A quiet snowshoe trip to views of Silver Star Mountain awaits the mid-week traveler in late fall and early spring. This road walk parallels the Early Winters Trail, the old route from Mazama to Washington Pass.
 
 
Artist Point Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5100.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(22 votes)
10/22/2020 Road closed: Highway 542 is closed at the Bagley Lakes trailhead. Visitors must park here and snowshoe or ski up the road to this trailhead.
Artist Point is the top competitor for best viewpoint in the state. The beautifully shaped Mount Shuksan is the star of the area, with a gorgeous summit pyramid and several impressive glaciers. This relatively easy snowshoe is an excellent winter destination with a virtual guarantee of good snow coverage.
 
 
Iron Mountain Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
 
This route is largely on private property and closed to the public.
 
 
Paul Mountain Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
9.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1280 ft.
Highest Point: 3383.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
A few inches of new snow prior to a mid-week snowshoe outing transform this trip into a tranquil walk into the Eightmile Creek valley. Extending the trip with a climb out of the valley leads to viewpoints along the road.
 
 
White Salmon Road Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 485 ft.
Highest Point: 3500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
Snowshoe or cross-country ski on this road just below the Mount Baker Ski Area.
 
 
Schriebers Meadow Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
On the flanks of Mount Baker’s south side, Schriebers Meadow makes for a delightful snowshoe excursion, either for a daytrip or an overnight experience.
 
 
Sun Mountain Snowshoe Loop

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 686 ft.
Highest Point: 2877.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This well-marked snowshoe route near Sun Mountain Lodge offers outstanding views, a variety of terrain, and more solitude than you might expect.
 
 
Huntoon Point Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(5 votes)
With a starting elevation of 4,300, this tour is your best guarantee of good snow, even in a lean year.
 
 
Segelsen Ridge Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 4516.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
Road Washout: A washout on FR 18 has rendered this trailhead inaccessible via car
Those new to snowshoeing will appreciate the easy access and groomed trails found at Segelsen Creek Sno-Park, along with the mountain views and options for extended exploration.
 
 
Cedar Falls Snowshoe

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
9.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1350 ft.
Highest Point: 3570.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(4 votes)
The more strenuous winter version of this easy summer hike leads to the overlook of Cedar Falls. In winter, the falls are a snow-topped mound of ice with a flowing creek base.
 
 
Salmon Ridge Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
With gentle terrain, easy river access and views of snow-laden peaks, this narrow river valley is an inviting snowshoe destination, especially for beginners.
 
 
Buck Mountain Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
11.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2635 ft.
Highest Point: 6135.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(3 votes)
A strenuous snowshoe trip leads to Buck Mountain Lookout with contrasting views of forest and fire. Whether the views are worth the effort is up to the traveler!
 
 
Lookout Mountain Snowshoe - Methow

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
11.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3140 ft.
Highest Point: 5515.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
Lookout Mountain is a strenuous snowshoe trip with few places to park your car. but once you hit the summit, you'll enjoy grand views from a lonely peak.
 
 
Lake Kelcema Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 3182.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(3 votes)
For a more strenuous snowshoe, head out to Deer Creek and the Lake Kelcema trail. From the parking area, the route proceeds up Deer Creek Road (Road 4052). Watch out for tubers and sledders on the lower portion.
 
 
Huckleberry Snowshoe Route

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A long, meandering snowshoe route just off the Mount Baker Highway.
 
 
Coal Pass Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 4500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
Following a series of winding, snow-covered forest roads, the route to Coal Pass culminates in sweeping views of Mount Baker’s glaciated northwest flank.
 
 
Big Four Ice Caves Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(9 votes)
Trail closed: The bridge over the Stillaguamish River has been removed for repairs rendering the Big Four Ice Caves inaccessible
Never go into or climb on top of the Ice Caves
While this is a popular location to snowshoe in wintertime, there is high risk in winter from avalanches off the mountain that feeds these caves. Keep to the main trail, and do not venture onto the snowfields at the end of the route.
 
 
Bagley Lakes Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
5.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1152 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
In winter, the Bagley Lakes Loop and Chain Lakes trail creates an intermediate snowshoeing opportunity near the schussing skiers in the Mount Baker Ski Area.
 
 
Oakes Peak Snowshoe

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
18.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5000 ft.
Highest Point: 4400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
If you are looking for a walk through deep snow in the winter that will take you into the North Cascades, Oakes Peak is the snowshoe trip for you. Walk along a Forest Service road toward the National Park boundary or up toward Oakes Peak.
 
 
Razorback Mountain Snowshoe

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A winter peak scramble. Technical climbing expertise required.
 
 
Baker Lake - Horseshoe Cove Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
 
Sauk Mountain Snowshoe

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Avalanche danger is present on the Sauk Mountain Trail in winter
 
 
Rat Trap Pass Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 3500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
 
 
Marten Creek Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 2800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
 
 
Middle Fork Nooksack River Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 3000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
 
 
Mallardy Ridge Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 3500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
 
 
Heather Lake Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
4.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 2440.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(9 votes)
Avalanche danger is present on the Sauk Mountain Trail in winter
 
 
Eagle Creek Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
16.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4900 ft.
Highest Point: 7300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
 
 
Crystal Lake Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
13.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 4485.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
 
 
Coal Creek Snowshoe

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.50
(2 votes)