Hannegan Peak

This stretch of land is a particularly spectacular part of Washington State. The Hannegan Peak hike traverses the north side of a long valley with Ruth creek running below. Waterfalls tumble down from glaciers along the side of Mount Sefrit and Nooksack Ridge. The most interesting thing about Hannegan Peak is it’s volcanic origin.

At the summit, enjoy 360 degree views of Cascade peaks, including Goat Mountain, the High Divide, and the Nooksack Ridge to the west. To the north are the peaks of British Columbia and the remote Silesia Creek valley, and to the east, Copper Ridge is visible, as well as Mount Redoubt in the distance. But the southern view is by far the most commanding, with in-your-face vistas of Mount Baker and Ruth Mountain, as well as Mount Shuksan, the East Nooksack Glacier and the Nooksack Tower.


  • Highlights: Sweeping peak and glacier views, waterfall and streams, shady pine glades
  • Near: Bellingham, WA
  • Distance: 11 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 3100 ft
  • Hike Time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • GPX Download Link: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Parking Pass and Wilderness Permits: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Getting to the Trailhead:
From Bellingham: Hwy 5 (north) to Hwy 542 (east) to N32 (straight) to trail head.

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