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Hannegan Peak Trail

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Hannegan Peak Trail is a 9.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Falls, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,077 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Glacier: Travel east on Mt. Baker Hwy. 542 for 12.5 miles. Turn left on Forest Road #32 (Hannegan Pass Road). Follow Road # 32 for 5 miles. The trailhead and parking area are located at the end of the road. A toilet is provided at the trailhead.

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2 months ago

Beautiful day - clear skies and views for days! Microspikes were helpful for the last few miles past the campsite to the peak, as there was snow and ice. The road was in fantastic condition, which was a welcome change from when we did this hike a few years ago!

hiking
2 months ago

11.6 miles. Great views. Cramp ons may be useful at the top

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

I hiked this today... not to the actual peak but gorgeous views just the same! Very few people...past the junction to Copper ridge/Boundary camp that leads up from Hannegan Pass trail to Hannegan Peak.

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3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

4.5 to camp. Close to 2 mile up to the peak made it so gratifying. 360 views of the N Cascades into Canada with Baker as well. So beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Very good hike, amazind views!

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing trail, and the Forest Service Road on the way in is in great shape (although only wide enough for one vehicle). Saw a large grouse and a pika up close.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing hike! Very rewarding view of Mt. Baker at summit. In the initial phase of the hike, dont take a left towards a rocky valley where you have to scramble. That is a wrong route. For me, at that point, the trail path (which is the right fork) was not so evident.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is definitely hard however the summit panorama views are very much worth the effort. Ascending the summit i used the recovery mirco breaks for picture taking. Hiking poles on descending the summit is highly recommended. Bugs were minimal and in several places in the lower half there is water run off available. The ecosystem is in perfect health with vibrant vegetation and many varieties of alpine flowers are in full bloom. In the forest section you will see the odd tree over 4' wide. The best for last, a big thank you to the volunteers who filled in the potholes on the 5 mile gravel road to the parking lot. This road has one vehicle wide narrow sections but going in and coming out we never met anyone coming the other way. Cars can make it in but there is a spot or two that requires a side to side maneuver.

hiking
6 months ago

one of the best. scenic all the way up. last mile took lot of energy and mental strength. worth all the way up and down.

hiking
6 months ago

A beautiful hike with an amazing variety of wildflowers , occasional waterfalls , views of the mountains and the river below distract from the physical effort put forth as you hike up to the peak. A bit of loose rock for the descent from the peak of or a very short distance caused me to be cautious having prior experience in falling...lol. Also a very small patch of snow towards the peak where I did witness two hikers fall.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful but we calculated that it was between 18 and 19km.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful but we calculated that it was between 18 and 19km.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful but we calculated that it was between 18 and 19km.

hiking
Fri Jul 27 2018

Overgrown trail loaded with black flies. once you break out of the valley and reach the pass at 5.0 miles, the climb gets steeper, then really steep :-) The views from the top are beautiful. The flowers were ok.....total miles logged was 11.

hiking
Fri Nov 10 2017

I did this hike on November 3,2017. The main road on baker is clean and easy to drive however, once you get off the main road and take the trail road it is not clear and there is a lot of snow. Must be confident driving backcountry in snow. I took my Subaru Outback and was okay taking it slow, 1 more foot of snow an I probably wouldn't make it to the trail head. Be prepared to snow shoe. I recommend snowshoes or it's going to be a grueling hike. Beautiful scenery! Must do in the summer as well.

hiking
Mon Jul 31 2017

Incredible views, too many peaks and waterfalls to count. Black flies were a bother, but well worth the trip. Excellent day hike, strenuous but a gradual gain for the first part of the trail.

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Tue Jul 18 2017

Beautiful views and not too crowded. Highly recommend.

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Sat Jan 07 2017

Favorite so far, a long exhausting day but AMAZING views. Panoramic from all sides. Hard but so worth it.

hiking
Tue Sep 15 2015

The 1 mile trail from the pass to the peak is moderately steep in places but also well defined and not overly difficult. Views start to open up fairly quickly and get better as you continue to gain elevation. The top of the peak is a surprisingly large flat open area with views of lofty peaks in every direction. Great hike and highly recommended.

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Sat Dec 29 2012

If you can get past the crowds and the black flies in the valley, it doesn't get any better than this. One of the best views anywhere, great wildflowers, not too many people...just a great hike all around.

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