Windy Peak is a gorgeous, rugged trail through a former burn area to views of Mount Baker and the expansive Pasayten Wilderness.
The trail climbs out of the Long Swamp Campground for 2.5 miles to the boundary for the Pasayten Wilderness. From here, continue hiking through a grove of burned lodgepole pine to Two Bear Camp, where you can restock on water if necessary.
Continue through burned timber and open hillsides as you climb to Windy Peak. This is a good stopping spot for day hikers, though the trail does continue on, eventually connecting with the Boundary Trail at Horseshoe Basin.
From the summit of Windy Peak, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the North Cascades and the surrounding area. On especially clear days Mount Baker is visible. For those staying here for a while, Windy Lake is a good side trip option.
This trail is part of WTA's Lost Trails Campaign. Learn more about how we're saving lost trails across the state here.