Desolation Peak

This is a beautiful, historic peak in the dense wilderness of the North Cascades. The hike to the top is a monster, though. 4800 feet of gain in 4 miles. The views from the top are indescribable.

Elevation (feet): 6,102
Elevation (meters): 1,860
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.911444
Longitude: -121.01655
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Marblemount

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #18291 - by Eric Rolfs on Sep 29, 2003
    Great Boat ride and weather with amazing fall colors and excellent views. We were a group of 7, 5 made the summit. We came in close view of black bears on two occasions. Animals were not aggressive...