Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail
Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail is a beautiful, hard trail. This hike is over 16km long and gains an exhausting 1,700 m of elevation, making it a real leg-burner. It’ll be worth it, though! Whether you’re camping at one of the two backcountry sites on the trail or coming out for a day trip, this hike will deliver as much as it demands.
Poles are recommended for this hike.
Join our newsletter
Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers
Route Description for Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail
Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trailhead is a must-do despite its intensity. You’ll work hard for every step, but the payoff is spectacular! While this trail isn’t technical, it’s very steep, especially at the start. Poles are a good idea, as is visiting on a clear day if you can.
The start of the hike is brutal, climbing very steeply for the first 4.0 km. Don’t give up! Once you reach the National Recreation Post, the trail evens out a touch. It continues this way until Sourdough Camp, about 5.6 km in. Cross a stream and prepare for more switchbacks.
HIke through a meadow with nice views of Diablo Lake, then through two more meadows before the summit. Once you summit, you’ll enjoy incredible views on both sides of the mountain. The old lookout hut isn’t much further down the ridge if you want to check it out. The trail to get there isn’t very difficult.
When you’re ready, retrace your steps back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail is at the Sourdough Lookout Trailhead.
Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail Elevation Graph
Weather ForecastCheck Area Weather
Pierce Mountain Camp via Sourdough Mountain Trail Reviews
Add a comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.
- Trail of the Cedars Hike
- Gorge Creek Falls Trail
- Ruby Mountain Summit via Fourth of July Pass and Thunder Creek
- Thunder Knob Trail
- Skagit River Loop Trail
- Rock Shelter Trail
- Sourdough Mountain Camp via Sourdough Lookout Trail
- Stetattle Trail
- Fourth of July Pass via Thunder Creek
- Diablo Lake Trail
- Ladder Creek Falls
- Thunder Creek Trail