9.3 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •
What a beautiful, spectacular and clear day! We had never been to Chinidere Mt., and today was an amazing time to visit. We got up there, and immediately noticed a couple of things; we could see 5 snow covered volcanoes very clearly (St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, Hood and Jefferson!), and it was very crowded. I tried to take some movies, but there was a loud and rude group that made it unpleasant. So we left and headed down the Herman Creek Trail, but stopped short of the Mud Lake Cutoff trail. We then headed back to Chinidere, and had the summit to ourselves!!! After taking movies and pictures, again, we went back to the TH and headed home. My wife and I agreed that Chinidere Mt. is perhaps the best 360 degreee view we have ever seen in this area!