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Shannon Ridge Trail #742, WA

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,583 feet
Elevation Gain 2,039 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,068 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.89
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Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier
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Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier
Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier
0.1 mi away
16.0 mi
6,689 ft
Baker Lake Trail
3.1 mi away
9.0 mi
500 ft
Baker River
3.6 mi away
5.0 mi
100 ft
Lake Ann - Mount Baker-Snoqualmies
6.1 mi away
8.0 mi
1,000 ft
Artist Ridge Trail
Artist Ridge Trail
6.4 mi away
2.0 mi
220 ft
Ptarmigan Ridge Trail
6.4 mi away
11.0 mi
2,200 ft
Table Mountain Trail
6.4 mi away
3.0 mi
560 ft
Anderson - Watson Lakes Trail
6.5 mi away
5.0 mi
1,000 ft
Anderson/ Watson Lakes Trail
6.5 mi away
6.0 mi
1,400 ft
Anderson Butte
6.5 mi away
3.0 mi
1,200 ft
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This trail is frequently used by climbers attempting to summit 9,127-foot Mount Shuksan via the Sulphide Glacier in the North Cascades National Park. The first 1.5 miles of trail is converted from an old logging road., The trail then switchbacks though an old timber harvest area. At 2 miles the trail condition deteriorates as it winds steeply up through dense forest. In another mile the trail breaks out onto Shannon Ridge at 4,600 feet, offering spectacular views of Mt. Shuksan, Mt Baker and Baker Lake. The trail continues along the open ridge to the National Park boundary.


Campsites are available along the ridge. Bring Blue Bags or another Leave No Trace approved method to pack out solid human waste. The route enters the North Cascades National Park approximately 0.5 miles up the ridge.

Parties attempting to climb Mt. Shuksan are encouraged to sign the climbers' register located at the North Cascades National Park Headquarters/Mt. Baker Ranger District in Sedro-Woolley.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From the Mt. Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, WA follow State Route 20 east 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road 11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway 24 miles to FS road 1152. Turn left on FS road 1152 and continue 3 miles to FS road 1152014. Turn right and travel 1.5 miles to the road's end.
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