West McMillan Spire via Goodell CreekThe route to West McMillan Spire is a strenuous Class 3 and involved exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended.https://staging.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/west-mcmillan-spirehttps://staging.wta.org/site_images/hikes/west-mcmillan-spire-by-john-porter.jpeg/@@download/image/West McMillan Spire by John Porter.jpeg
A $26 backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex (incl. Ross Lake National Rec Area and Lake Chelan National Rec Area). Permits must be picked up in person at the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount. See the National Park Service website for more information.
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.
From Marblemount follow the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) east for 14 miles to Newhalem. Take a left onto Newhalem Creek Road and turn left when you reach a T-junction. Take your next right and continue to the Goodell Creek campground.