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Mount Index

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
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A summit in the Central Cascades that requires technical experience, gear, and route-finding abilities. There are three ways to access Mount Index: from the east side of the mountain, from the west via Mount Persis, or from the east via the Proctor Creek drainage. This last one is a long and challenging bushwhack. 

If you are attempting the Persis - Index traverse, you will need a recreational permit from Weyerhauser. Find it under the North Cascades - Chelan section on their site.


Mount Index

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.7745, -121.5809 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District

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Getting There

Head east on Highway 2 from Everett. 13 miles east of Sultan, turn right onto Mount Index Road. At the Y intersection veer right; the trailhead is a quarter-mile up this road. The pin on the map above is for this trailhead. 

To get to the west side of Index, turn onto Forest Road 62 about 6 miles east of Gold Bar. At the first junction, stay left and stay right at the 2nd junction. Continue to a large washout at the head of Proctor Creek. This is a brushy route; expect a long day.


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