Hemlock Butte Ski Cabin via Mt. Bailey Summit Trail
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.
If you have a 4x4 you can cut off some of the beginning of the hike using a USFs road.
This would be a challenging hike for a child not experienced with rough terrain and long days.