Located in the picturesque North Cascades National Park, Eldorado Peak is Fred Beckey's "Queen of the Cascade River". The summit's craggy profile, remoteness, and knife edge summit combine to remind hikers of the Himalayas.
While the climb is not technically difficult, equipment and climbing experience are a must for this trip. But your efforts will reward you with views into Marble Creek, Dorado Needle, Forbidden Peak, Mount Buckner, Logan, Johannesburg and the other peaks of the Ptarmigan Traverse.
As exhilarating a summit experience as a hiker could hope for, the climb gives hikers who tackle it a feeling of being out in a truly remote alpine environment. This is a mountain that should be on any Pacific Northwest's mountaineers list.
- 10.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 6,716 feet
- Highest Point
- 8,876 feet
The Cascade River Road is closed for the winter season
Hiking Eldorado Peak
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 48.5136, -121.1964 Open in Google Maps