At 12 miles and over 4000 feet of elevation gain you do have to do some work to get to summit. The summit ridge, which is Class 2, is a constant boulder scramble from the ridgeline to the summit. Not all the boulders heading up to this summit are steady so while you are going up please check rock before putting weight on it. As of 2014 there a huge field of blow-downs that is having a major impact on the Libby Lake Trail. This only makes the trip that much more difficult. One can only hope that soon these trees will be removed but with this trail being away from any major town it seems very doubtful.
The views from the summit of Hoodoo Peak are fantastic. One can see at least 30 Bulger summits and hundreds of other summits from Hoodoo Peak. Peak such as nearby Raven Ridge and Oval Peak, Courtney Peak and Star Peak can easily be recognized from Hoodoo Peak. The Enchantment Range and many of the northern Cascades can be seen from Hoodoo Peak. Hoodoo has a complete 360 degree panorama like almost Bulger summits in Washington State. You have a great chance on having the entire summit to yourself due to how far this peak is away from every major town.
Getting ThereVIA THE LIBBY LAKE TRAILHEAD: From Wenatchee head east on Route 2/97 for two miles. Make a left onto 97 toward Okanogan and and stay on the road for 53 miles. Make a left onto WA-153 and go 21 miles. From there make a left on Libby Creek Road and go 2.5 miles. Make a slight left onto Black Pine Lake Road which will then turn into NF-43. Stay on this road from 3.2 miles and watch out for cattle grazing on the road. Make yet another slight left onto NF 4340 for 1.2 miles. Then make a right onto NF-700 and go one mile to a sign pointing to the Libby Lake Trailhead on the left side. Take that road all of the way to the trailhead.
Class 2 (Boulder Scramble)
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 4200 feet
This route starts out from the Libby lake Trailhead, it goes up quickly yet gently up with a number of nice switchbacks up to the gap between a smaller peak called Mission Peak and the ridge that leads to Libby Lake and Hoodoo Peak. The trail will start out very narrow as it passes through a field of Indian Paintbrush and Balsamroot. This section of trail is delightful in early June. Take this trail for 5+ miles. As of 2014 a large group of trees are down on the trail between mile marker 1 and 2 and make what would normally be a very easy well paced and gradual trail into a near mine field. I received several scratches on this section of trail. Once past the blowdown you will first cross Libby Creek and continue up the well paced trail where you will then recross Libby Creek and then one of its tributaries until you will continue to hike up until you see that same tributary again.