This mountain is located in the Lake Wanatchee area. The nearest town is Leavensworth, WA.
Trail #1500 takes you to the old lookout site ( about 4.5 miles).
From the ranger station by the lake, the trail ascends to the 5,989-ft lookout summit.
From the lookout site you can get to the summit by traversing NW along the ridge (1.7 miles).
This is Dirtyface Peak (6,240 ft).
Along the way one passes over another peak ("Dirtyface Mountain" -- Pk 6223).
This is Dirtyface Mountain (6223 ft)
There is no trail beyond the lookout summit and no other trails to the summits of Dirtyface Mountain or Dirtyface Peak
The rewards are annoying chipmunks as well as comprehensive views from the top which include Lake Wenatchee, Glacier Peak and Nason Ridge.
I only saw two other parties on the mountain when I was there, and this was a beautiful Saturday in August. My understanding is that this one of the obscure peaks in WA - the fact that it is being submitted to this site by a tourist (me) attests to this.
Lake Wenatchee Ranger Station, the trailhead is located behind the office. From Leavenworth, WA go west on Highway 2, turn right at Coles Corner onto County Road 207 and continue eight miles to the ranger station.
22976 State Highway 207
Leavenworth, WA 98826
(509) 763-3103 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (509) 763-3211
A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead ($5 daily, $30 annual pass).
When To Climb
July and August are the easiest. The peak is not glaciated but would probably require the usual winter gear during the snow months (crampons, ice axe, snow shoes/poles).
There is a nice wooded campsite about half way up the trail with a fire ring. I don't beleive there are additional fees other than the Northwest Forest Pass mentioned above.
For other campgrounds in the area see:
Lake Wenatchee Ranger District (509) 763-3103
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