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Wallaby Peak

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.5269, -120.6506 Map & Directions
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,900 feet
Highest Point
7,995 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Kangaroo Ridge from Wallaby Peak. Photo by Mike Collins.
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A peak scramble on the southern end of Kangaroo Ridge. Climbing experience and equipment required. Continue reading

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Hiking Wallaby Peak

This peak is easy to see from the hairpin turn on the North Cascades Highway. As you travel east on Highway 20, just after the Washington Pass crest, the road makes a hairpin turn left before descending to Winthrop.

Park your car here for access to this scramble. There is a bootpath or trail that threads its way up some 1,500 feet before reaching Kangaroo Pass at 6671 feet. On the lower portion, cairns aid hikers, bringing you us to snowpack around 5,800 feet.

At the pass, ascend the southwest ridge, weaving your way between the northern and southern edges. At about 7,400 feet, swing around to the southern flank for a final ascent up a south-facing gully.

Careful on your return, descend the gully and work your way around to reconnect with Kangaroo Pass.

Wallaby Peak

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.5269, -120.6506 Open in Google Maps

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Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Seattle: Drive east on Highway 20 to the east side of Washington Pass.

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North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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