Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Marblemount with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

amazing view and a beautiful hike!

Beautiful, fun but HARD hike

Great hike. Started at the Canyon Creek Trailhead and went counter clockwise over 5 days and 4 nights. The first two days up to Devil's Dome were fairly difficult and steep at times. Well worth the effort. Awesome views on top and Ross Lake was a nice treat as well. Here is the link for a video I made from the trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEXyO6PyTX8

July 28, 2018: The worst part of this trail on a sweltering July day is the exposed, steep mountainside of the last ~1,000 feet of elevation gain but it's inundated with wildfowers and butterflies so it's not all bad. The forest up til then is not crazy steep for the most part, and quite gorgeous to note. This is a rather uneventful hike, no obstacles or anything crazy to traverse.
Snow free. Bug spray is a must or they'll carry you off!

My wife and I just completed this amazing loop over 3 days. We started at Canyon Creek TH and wound up exiting a different way due to an injury. Very grateful for the kindness of those who helped us out! The ascent and descent of this hike is substantial which is why there are so many incredible views! We had a Black bear in our site at Devils Camp who did not bother us. Trail was clear of snow and the mosquitoes were insane for many stretches of this hike. Up until we arrived at Ross Lake we only saw 5 groups of hikers. Maybe stretch this one over 4 days or arrange for a water taxi from Ross Lake.

Hiked on 6/9/18 - snow at about 3 miles kept me from making it to the lookout. The trail was tough to follow and eventually I lost it.

In any conditions it is definitely a challenging push - especially the first 1.5 miles. I’ll be back in the summer to make sure to top out!

This is not an out and back as the previous poster said. It is a good loop if you connect it with Ross lake.

This was a very beautiful trail offered breath taking views everyday of our trip. It is not the most used or maintained trail and is over grown in parts. I would also say that it is more than moderate, it was difficult trek in August with limited water sources.

This one looks good on paper but is actually tedious, dry in long stretches with mixed, mediocre views and leaves you unsatisfied. Use your valuable time to a different loop.

cool, above tree line hike

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Don't do Devil's Dome as an out and back! A trail follows Ross lake all the way to the trailhead and is much shorter/easier

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Gorgeous views!! Make sure you fill your water at North Fork because when we went (end of Aug) there wasnt any water source from North Fork to after Devil's Dome.

Its at the end of the road. gps coord takes you just short of it. There is sharp right road there. Dont take it. That road is tight and I dont know where it leads. I took it with my big truck and had to back out. Did not see any markers for the trail. Luckily there were some campers at the trail head and they pointed us to the trailhead. Great lake views and I will probably camp there next time. So quiet and very few people!

trail running
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tough climb. Unfortunately hit some snow about 3.25 mi in and didn't have the time to try to navigate the last bit. I'm sure it's a great view. Will have to come back sometime. Also be sure to have with you pants or gaiters for the first meadow at least - it's overgrown and everything is sharp. Oh and trail to the lake is not well maintained relative to the lookout trail.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great hike. Awesome views.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Friday, December 26, 2014

I would call hiking Lookout to be strenuous (at least for me) When I was younger I suppose this pretty hike would be a moderate leg burner but not now. This hike is a woodsy climb and then it opens up to a gorgeous summit with terrific views of Little and Big Devil and Eldorado Peak.
Great day hike and definitively take the camera.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Very nice steep hike. The views are amazing from through the woods to when you get to the lookout. Was great to watch the sunset and sunrise while staying in the lookout. Gorgeous views of all the peaks but the best was the view of mount baker. Simply no words to describe the beauty of it all up there.

Monday, July 28, 2014

This trail doesn't seem to get as much attention as some of the other trails further up Cascade River Road but the views are gorgeous. To get to those views at the lookout tower is a workout though. After maybe 2 miles there was a section of the trail overgrown with 6 ft tall brush covering much of the trail. At 2.8 miles is the junction with the Monogram Lake trail - head left for the lookout. Another 1/2 mile to the open meadows with the first views of peaks to the south. Stunning views of Eldorado Peak as well as Little Devil, Big Devil, the Picket Range, Baker and more. I could also recognize familiar nearby sights such as Monogram Lake, the Hidden Lake Lookout, and Sauk Mountain.

Bridge is out so you can't go very far but it is a fun place to get out and stretch your legs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This is an out an back trail that is at the top of a FS road just off cascade river road. There are two really nice lakes on this trail the first, the larger of the two, is only a quarter mile in while the smaller at the end of the trail is a bit tough to get to due to a 40ft tall blow down of trees a mile in if you can find the second lake it's worth it but an intense bushwhack awaits you.

A good ass kicker! They say 5 days, but I did it in 3 (not without a good amount of pain though). I did it last August, there was still snow at certain points, but was ok with trail running shoes, trekking poles and minimal weight (27 lbs. with food and water). This was my first intro to the north cascades and this is by far my favorite place to hike in the pacific northwest!

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