Alpine Climbing

The Best Alpine Climbing Trails in United States

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Photo of Middle Teton Climb - Mid-August, in minimal snow Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta - Casaval Ridge Photo of Devils Peak
  • near Beaver Creek, Wyoming (United States)
    Distance
    7.50mi
    Elevation +
    246f
    TrailRank
    99| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Middle Teton Climb - Mid-August, in minimal snow Photo of Middle Teton Climb - Mid-August, in minimal snow Photo of Middle Teton Climb - Mid-August, in minimal snow

    This route up the Middle Teton in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, was recorded on the descent. The ascent, broken by an overnight stay at the base of the South Fork, took just over 8 hours for a marginally fit father...

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    Very good information and nice photos. Thanks.
    José Rolo de Sousa
    Cool trip and great info. Thanks for sharing! --Icelander
    Northern Mountaineer
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  • [SMC] Mt Shasta - Casaval Ridge

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Howard, California (United States)
    Distance
    10.27mi
    Elevation +
    7349f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta - Casaval Ridge Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta - Casaval Ridge Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta - Casaval Ridge

    MT. SHASTA CASAVAL RIDGE. This route is one of the most prominent and striking features on the south side of Mt. Shasta with Avalanche Gulch on the east side and Cascade Gulch on the west side. Many climbers rate this ro...

    The best view is when you can get up there in time to see the shadow of the mountain. That is impressive.
    Dana H.
    Another nice trail.
    José Rolo de Sousa
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  • Devils Peak

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Spruce (historical), California (United States)
    Distance
    5.67mi
    Elevation +
    1578f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Devils Peak Photo of Devils Peak Photo of Devils Peak

    A half day hike to a really cool summit in the Soda Spring area, near Donner Pass. The rock itself is a "volcanic plug", which is revealed as the surrounding terrain erodes. This peak can be climbed in both summer and wi...

    Great views of Long Lake and the surrounding smaller lakes, distant views of mountains in the background with one impres...
    Moonshinedf
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  • near Aspen Grove, Utah (United States)
    Distance
    10.66mi
    Elevation +
    3504f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Emerald Lake, Timpanogos, Montañas Wasatch - Utah USA Photo of Emerald Lake, Timpanogos, Montañas Wasatch - Utah USA Photo of Emerald Lake, Timpanogos, Montañas Wasatch - Utah USA

    In July of 2012 we had the opportunity of visiting several national parks in the Western US, in the states of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. These parks were grandiose nature reserves, surprising because of...

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    Treks Himalaya
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  • Kumiva Peak, NV

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Empire, Nevada (United States)
    Distance
    4.13mi
    Elevation +
    3215f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Kumiva Peak, NV Photo of Kumiva Peak, NV Photo of Kumiva Peak, NV

    Just south of Black Rock Desert, NV is Kumiva Peak. This mountain is the highest point in the Selenite Range. Link: -http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=3326 -http://thebrewoffearlessness.wordpress.com/ta...

    Some good pics and info following the link. Thanks for sharing.
    José Rolo de Sousa
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  • near Howard, California (United States)
    Distance
    7.72mi
    Elevation +
    7372f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 4.0
    Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta Casaval Ridge / West Face Variation Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta Casaval Ridge / West Face Variation Photo of [SMC] Mt Shasta Casaval Ridge / West Face Variation

    April 26 - 27, 2013 SMC (Sierra Mountaineering Club) ascended Mt. Shasta via Casaval Ridge, however since the catwalk and hourglass were already melted out for the season we traversed to climber's left to finshed our att...

    Nice trail and video.
    José Rolo de Sousa
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  • Mt Whitney - Mountaineers Route

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Whitney Portal, California (United States)
    Distance
    10.31mi
    Elevation +
    6860f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Mt Whitney - Mountaineers Route Photo of Mt Whitney - Mountaineers Route Photo of Mt Whitney - Mountaineers Route

    The trail starts on the standard route but after about 3/4 mile it branches off at North Fork of Lone Pine Creek and follows the creek to the Boy Scout Lakes. We stopped for a break at Lower Boy Scout Lake before continu...

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  • near Sunrise, Washington (United States)
    Distance
    14.35mi
    Elevation +
    4380f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Summerland, Panhandle Gap, Banshee Peak, Owyhigh Lakes Loop Photo of Summerland, Panhandle Gap, Banshee Peak, Owyhigh Lakes Loop Photo of Summerland, Panhandle Gap, Banshee Peak, Owyhigh Lakes Loop

    This is a moderate hike if done at the right time of the year but can be very difficult if done early or late since it requires crossing the Sarvant Glacier and crossing talus fields. Too early and the cornice onto the g...

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  • Bluebird lake, RMNP, CO USA, June 2014

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Allenspark, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    14.04mi
    Elevation +
    2648f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Bluebird lake, RMNP, CO USA, June 2014 Photo of Bluebird lake, RMNP, CO USA, June 2014 Photo of Bluebird lake, RMNP, CO USA, June 2014

    Long but rewarding climb to a large mountain lake surrounded by snowy peaks and wonderful scenary. The trail goes through Ouzel lake and Ouzel waterfall. In mid June the trail was covered with heavy snow (walkable) from...

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  • Arizona - Green Valley - Elephant Head

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Madera Canyon, Arizona (United States)
    Distance
    5.60mi
    Elevation +
    1762f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Arizona - Green Valley - Elephant Head Photo of Arizona - Green Valley - Elephant Head Photo of Arizona - Green Valley - Elephant Head

    A scenic hike up to Elephant Head. It's quite a difference from Madera Canyon close by. Cacti and Ocotillo, best hiked in April. The trail head is on the other side of the parking, a bit back along the road. It is ...

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  • Longs Peak key hole route

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Meeker Park, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    8.18mi
    Elevation +
    5650f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Longs Peak key hole route Photo of Longs Peak key hole route Photo of Longs Peak key hole route

    Car to car. Ice storm on way down just below the Trough. Cold rain storm fro m Hut at Keyhole to Goblin forest. Very wet and cold hard day. Had fun tho.

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  • near Sorensens, California (United States)
    Distance
    6.61mi
    Elevation +
    2707f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Red Lake Peak and Stevens Peak via Crater Lake 2011-10-28 Photo of Red Lake Peak and Stevens Peak via Crater Lake 2011-10-28 Photo of Red Lake Peak and Stevens Peak via Crater Lake 2011-10-28

    Loop hike from Crater Lake to Red Lake Peak and Stevens Peak. Trailhead is at the on the Crater Lake 4wd road off of California Hwy 88, Hope Valley east of Carson Pass. Mostly cross-country hiking route includes steep se...

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  • Mt Rainier DC route 2015

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nisqually Vista, Washington (United States)
    Distance
    17.10mi
    Elevation +
    9039f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Mt Rainier DC route 2015 Photo of Mt Rainier DC route 2015 Photo of Mt Rainier DC route 2015

    We couldn't see the condition of the glaciers on our way up in the dark, but we got a hint of it from the number of ladders that RMI had installed – about 7 of them – in places where it was impractical to do an end run a...

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  • Mount Katahdin

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    Alpine Climbing
    near New City, Maine (United States)
    Distance
    9.64mi
    Elevation +
    4131f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Mount Katahdin Photo of Mount Katahdin Photo of Mount Katahdin

    Co-hikers Greg, Evon, and Jamie. Route: Roaring Brook Campground to Helon Taylor Trail, Knife Edge, Baxter Peak, Saddle Trail, Chimney Pond Trail.

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  • Half Dome

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Curry Village, California (United States)
    Distance
    14.64mi
    Elevation +
    5161f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Half Dome Photo of Half Dome Photo of Half Dome

    Quick scramble up to and down from Half Dome, following the continuation of the Mist and Nevada trails; started at 1600hrs and finished at c. 2300hrs. The only challenging part is the cables at Half Dome. Notes: ...

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  • Red Lake Peak

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Kirkwood, California (United States)
    Distance
    5.13mi
    Elevation +
    1775f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Red Lake Peak Photo of Red Lake Peak Photo of Red Lake Peak

    The hike to Red Lake Peak is not very long, but it can be difficult. You soon leave the PCT, and hike directly up the west side of the mountain. Don't be fooled by the first ridgetop you see, you have to go around this, ...

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  • Mt. Dade

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Scheelite, California (United States)
    Distance
    11.68mi
    Elevation +
    4209f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Mt. Dade Photo of Mt. Dade Photo of Mt. Dade

    The epic climb of Mt. Dade! A fantastic mountaineering adventure, Mt. Dade is one of the best experiences I've had climbing in the Sierra. An easy warm up hike, followed by some off-trail hiking, followed by a 1,000-foot...

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  • Mt. Abbot Climb

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Scheelite, California (United States)
    Distance
    10.62mi
    Elevation +
    4012f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Mt. Abbot Climb Photo of Mt. Abbot Climb Photo of Mt. Abbot Climb

    A climb of Mt. Abbot, an SPS Emblem Peak. A long day out of Little Lakes Valley, early season, most everything was covered in snow above Mills Lake. The snow slope is not as long or hard as Mt. Dade, but the transition t...

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  • Mackay, Idaho - USGS Peak

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Mackay, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.26mi
    Elevation +
    5325f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Mackay, Idaho - USGS Peak Photo of Mackay, Idaho - USGS Peak Photo of Mackay, Idaho - USGS Peak

    USGS did not hit the 12,000 feet mark by a hair. But it is an enormous mountain, with more prominence than other 12'rs So few people climb it and the summit offers fantastic views. The route is class 3, and if the pla...

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  • Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier Route

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Boundary, Washington (United States)
    Distance
    13.38mi
    Elevation +
    5335f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier Route Photo of Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier Route Photo of Mount Shuksan via Sulphide Glacier Route

    This route is better to do it in two days. We didn't have time so we tried to get the highest we could in just a day. We started on the Shannon Ridge Trail head early in the morning. The first part of the trail is by th...

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  • Radio Control Tower

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Petersville, Alaska (United States)
    Distance
    3.90mi
    Elevation +
    1562f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Radio Control Tower Photo of Radio Control Tower Photo of Radio Control Tower

    We started on our camp site and started walking through the glacier to Radio Control Tower. We started climbing by the northern slop until we reached the ridge. We continued by the ridge until the summit, some times the ...

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  • Preacher Mountain

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Nordrum (historical), Washington (United States)
    Distance
    10.75mi
    Elevation +
    4062f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Preacher Mountain Photo of Preacher Mountain Photo of Preacher Mountain

    Great weather, perfect snow conditions. Hit route from Rainy Lk just right and actually found a faint trail for much of the way.. 9hrs 20 min RT with a lot of time on the summit. NOTE: The first mile or two of this track...

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  • Catears

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Petersville, Alaska (United States)
    Distance
    7.48mi
    Elevation +
    2297f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Catears Photo of Catears Photo of Catears

    From base camp we descended by the glacier to main Kahilna Glacier and turned south, there were a lot of crevasses at our left side. We continued until we reached the main slope to Catears. We started climbing, the firs...

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  • near Swiftcurrent, Montana (United States)
    Distance
    9.54mi
    Elevation +
    2336f
    TrailRank
    30

    Off-trail hike to make a loop out of the Iceberg Lake Trail in the Many Glacier region of Glacier National Park. The loop starts from the Swiftcurrent Pass trailhead in the Swiftcurrent Camp Store parking lot. Start out ...

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  • Mt Hood

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Government Camp, Oregon (United States)
    Distance
    7.12mi
    Elevation +
    5390f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Mt Hood Photo of Mt Hood Photo of Mt Hood

    Ice axe (two would be better), helmet and crampons are absolutely needed. We didn't have ice pickets but descending from the very top would be easier and safer with ice pickets.

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