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Forbidden Peak

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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Length

Elevation

Highest Point: 8815 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed between Silver Star (Milepost 170) and Early Winter Campground (Mileposte 177) while crews fight an active wildfire in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
A backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in North Cascades National Park. Permits must be picked up in person at one of the park's Wilderness Information Centers
 
 

The route to Forbidden Peak is a Class 5 and involves exposed climbing. Gear and experience recommended.

Forbidden Peak is one of Washington's 100 steepest peaks.

 

Forbidden Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5116, -121.0578 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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Getting There

Drive Hwy 20 to the little town of Marblemount. Keep going straight when 20 turns left and you will be on Cascade River Road. Drive the 23 miles to the end. You will follow the Cascade River the whole way; it takes nearly an hour on Cascade River Road.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed between Silver Star (Milepost 170) and Early Winter Campground (Mileposte 177) while crews fight an active wildfire in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
A backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in North Cascades National Park. Permits must be picked up in person at one of the park's Wilderness Information Centers
 

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