ElevationAscent: 2,373' 723 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 4,847' 1,477 m
Low: 2,542' 775 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
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“A trail through old growth forest to a ridge top view of Mt. Baker.”— Dan Baker
Once the ridge top is attained, the trail flattens, tread improves and the views open up. At first there are glimpses through the trees of Mount Baker, the southern flank of Mt. Shuksan and Cascade peaks to the east. From here to the end of the ridge, views improve. The narrow section of Shannon Ridge is a great place to stop and enjoy the views.
The trail continues on, eventually entering North Cascades National Park. The continuation of the trail is the climber's route to the Sulfide Glacier and Mt. Shuksan. This trail is not heavily used by runners and one can expect some solitude. Carry water, this is a relatively dry trail.
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Land Manager: USFS - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Office