Mount Catherine

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

Elevation (feet): 5,052
Elevation (meters): 1,540
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.372356
Longitude: -121.426743
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: North Bend

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #22517 - by theyogiclimber on Sep 23, 2015
    Beautiful 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.