Hidden Lake Lookout

Hidden Lake Lookout

Steep snowfields on the trail usually require an ice axe well into July. Enjoy views encompassing southern North Cascades National Park and the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Please remember operating uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in or over wilderness areas is prohibited. The lookout was built in 1931 and stands at an elevation of 6,850 feet. It is open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis for overnight use. Hidden Lake Trail #745


Overnight use

At a Glance

Open Season: Open year round limited only by road and trail conditions.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: summer
Water: Water is available by melting snow. When snowpack is gone visitors will need to bring water.
Passes: A Recreation Pass is not required to park at the trailhead.
Information Center: Call Mt. Baker Ranger District office at 360-856-5700.

General Information


From Sedro-Woolley, WA, take WA-20 East for 40 miles. Cross the Skagit River bridge at the town of Marblemount, and continue onto the graveled Cascade River Road for 12.7 miles.

General Notes:

Toilet facilities at Hidden Lake Lookout may not be available. When toilets are not provided please  pack-it-out.

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3.5 miles to lookout

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Gain: 3300 feet - 6900 feet