Mount Catherine is located approximately two miles south of Snoqualmie Pass on the west side of Keechelus Lake, rising some 2500 feet above the lake. Mount Catherine is situated nearly on the crest of the Cascade range one mile east of Silver Peak. Climbing Mount Catherine involves a dayhike of 1.5 miles and 1330 feet of elevation gain on a trail, followed by simple class 2 scrambling the final 30 feet to reach the summit. Mount Catherine is mostly forest-covered: hemlock and fir primarily. The peak is also a popular winter ascent due to its proximity to the Hyak ski area.
Directions: From the I-90 exit at Hyak, follow Hyak Drive east. Hyak Drive turns into Forest Service Road 9070, and where the pavement ends, drive 4.4 miles on the single lane gravel road to a small pullout on the left side of the road where there is space for about three cars to park. Trail 1348 is marked with a simple sign that resembles a mile marker sign. Nice views from the summit including Rainier to the south, and east to Mt. Stuart.
Prominence: 1212 feet
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||North Bend|
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- Log #22517 - by theyogiclimber on Sep 23, 2015Beautiful weekday with only one other person encountered on a well maintained trail. The final scramble to the summit has a fixed cable assist. View from the summit is partially blocked by trees.