Red Mountain is located 3 miles north of Snoqualmie Pass within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness which is administered by Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Red Mountain is situated immediately east of Snoqualmie Mountain at the northern head of Commonwealth Basin on the west side of the Cascade Crest. The small peak is named for its obvious reddish tint. Red Mountain is a one day, 10 mile round trip hike and scramble, with about 3000 feet of elevation gain. A trail approach can be made from Snoqualmie Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail, leaving the trail to follow the Commonwealth Creek Trail to a pond below the saddle between Red and Lundin Peak, and then scramble to the summit on loose rock. Red Mountain is also a feasible winter ascent requiring ice axe, crampons, and attention to avalanche danger.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 1, for information on the established climbing routes on Red Mountain.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Snoqualmie Pass|
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