Guidebook

5 Epic Volcano Climbs in Washington

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

Travis Prescott

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.

Mount Adams - South Spur

Mount Adams - South Spur

18.6 km
2,092 m
Non-technical snow scramble to the second highest summit in Washington state.
Easy
Private
Mount Saint Helens - Worm Flows

Mount Saint Helens - Worm Flows

16.6 km
1,794 m
Winter route to the summit of one of Washington's most iconic mountains.
Easy
Private
Mount Rainier - Disappointment Cleaver

Mount Rainier - Disappointment Cleaver

Mount Rainier National Park
23.3 km
2,757 m
Classic route to Washington's highest summit
Moderate
Private
Mount Baker - Easton Glacier

Mount Baker - Easton Glacier

22.7 km
2,278 m
A straightforward route to one of Washington's classic volcanic summits
Easy
Private
Glacier Peak - Disappointment Peak

Glacier Peak - Disappointment Peak

52.5 km
3,484 m
Unforgettable journey to Washington's most remote volcano.
Easy
Private