Hemlock Butte Ski Cabin via Mt. Bailey Summit Trail

based on 28 tracks & routes #20 hike out of 66 in
4.6 mi
1 hrs 59 min
2,723 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate- strenuous hike that climbs up the more gradual south east slope of Mount Bailey. The trail climbs steadily through conifer forest before you reach a ridge offering a view into the glacially carved cirque facing diamond lake. The trail then climbs into volcanic scree before reaching the relatively flat summit with panoramic views of the cascades!

Beware of mosquitos on the lower trail in the summer.

This trail goes by Hemlock Butte Ski Cabin.

Getting Started

If you have a 4x4 you can cut off some of the beginning of the hike using a USFs road.

Taking Children

This would be a challenging hike for a child not experienced with rough terrain and long days.

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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Amazingly great hike! Actually hikes this with skis and ski boots strapped to my backpack with a friend and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing views across diamond lake to my theilson... don’t miss the rock arch near the summit. Great alternative to theilson. Please leave no trace!
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    3 years, 9 months ago
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