5 Epic Volcano Climbs in Washington

The most popular and accessible routes up Washington's five volcanoes.

Travis Prescott

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Mount Adams approach

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Formation near the summit

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Sunrise at Pikers Peak

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Shadow of the mountain

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Summit at sunrise

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Worm Flows approach

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Ascending the Worm Flows.

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Summit view looking north

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Lava dome in Fall

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Ladder crossing on the Ingraham Glacier

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Camp Muir and the Beehive

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Crevasse on the upper mountain

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Guide carrying ladder past Little Tahoma

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Climbing between seracs

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South side of Mount Rainier

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Yawning crevasse

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View of the Ingraham Glacier from the DC.

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Sunrise from the Disappointment Cleaver

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Mount Baker Easton Glacier

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Seracs on Mount Baker

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Looking back from high on the mountain

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Views from Mount Baker

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Crevasses on Mount Baker

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Crossing the summit plateau to the high point

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Glacier Peak in relief

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Approach to the summit

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Tarns in the Glacier Peak Wilderness

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The approach hike in Fall

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Ridgeline to the summit

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Views from Glacier Peak

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Description

The five Cascade volcanoes in Washington state attract thousands of climbers each year due to their challenge and beauty. As some of the highest mountains in the state of Washington, the iconic Cascade volcanoes punctuate the skyline.

This guide showcases the most straightforward routes to each of these volcanic summits.

Some of these routes require glacier travel, while others only require basic snow scrambling skills. These routes assume snow coverage, though in late summer, several of these peaks are accessible without crossing snow.

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