Every bit of this trail is scenic: from the trailhead below Granite Mountain, to the where the campsites face the glacier on Ruth Mountain, to the panoramic views atop Hannegan Peak. The trail to Hannegan Pass is long but gradual — and popular for riders on horseback in the summer. Turn left at the pass to climb the remaining steep mile to the summit.
Difficulty: Moderate to Hannegan Pass, difficult to Hannegan Peak
Elevation gain: 3,100 feet
Round trip: 10 miles
Hiking time: 7 hours
Best times to hike: Mid-July through September
Users: Hikers; stock allowed to Hannegan Pass
Family friendly: No.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed.
Amenities: Campsites and toilets at trailhead and Hannegan Camp just below the pass.
Current conditions: All creek crossings are passable. Summit is snow free. Call Glacier Public Service Center at (360) 599-2714.
Permits: Northwest Forest Pass required; $5 for the day or $30 for an annual pass.
Maps: Green Trails No. 14: Mount Shuksan; USGS: Mount Sefrit
Getting there: Drive east on Highway 542 to the Glacier Public Service Center. From there, travel 15 miles to Hannegan Pass Road (Forest Service Road 32). Follow Road 5 miles to trailhead. Drive time from Bellingham: 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Parking: Park at end of road.