Great winter hike! trail was fairly easy and well marked. Went up and down orange.

on Whitecap Mountain

1 month ago

Whitecap proved to be a great winter alternative to Tumbledown, as the road to Tumbledown was closed. I was grateful for my microspikes, but I regretted leaving my snowshoes in the car. We attempted a loop from the orange trail to the yellow; the orange trail was well marked all the way to the summit, but we had to double back on the yellow trail when we learned from a fellow hiker that the trail became impassible. Overall, the views were lovely!

backpacking
3 months ago

Awesome hike....great views ❤️

This will be one of my favorites loved the scenery pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Short hike definitely worth it

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely a worthwhile hike! 360 views of mountains including Washington at the top. I would rate this as moderate rather than hard. The first half was a pretty steady and steep-ish incline but it evened out towards the top. The last stretch approaching the peak was even steeper but nothing that an amateur couldn’t handle with some breaks. I will say that the trail was a little unclear closer to the end - part of the trail shown on the map above was shut down and there was a detour. It also appeared that the blazes for all of the trails were the same color so it’s easy to get lost if you don’t pay close attention! We originally planned on taking the Orange/Red Trail up and the Starr Trail down but decided to backtrack instead with worry of going off in the wrong direction. The first mile and a half or so of the hike was wooded but it came out of the trees after that. Couldn’t complain about the blueberries at the top either :)

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