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Abernathy Pass via Cedar Creek

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.5792, -120.4787 Map & Directions
Length
18.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3400 feet
Highest Point
6400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
The trail to Abernathy Pass, by "Tarn and Bunchberry."
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls

A lengthy, pleasant hike through lodgepole pine and deciduous forest, past a lovely waterfall to Abernathy Pass. Continue reading

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Hiking Abernathy Pass via Cedar Creek

The route to Abernathy via the Cedar Creek Trail is a lengthy, pleasant hike through lodgepole pine and deciduous forest, past a lovely waterfall to Abernathy Pass.

Cedar Creek Falls is two miles in on your left. In early to mid-summer, this is quite a pleasant little waterfall. Trail #476 continues up through the Cedar Creek Valley for several miles, along Cedar Creek the whole way. You will cross the west fork of Cedar Creek, then the creek itself. At this point, the trail leaves the creek as you start the steep climb to Abernathy Pass.

The views from the pass, which is also the border of the Sawtooth Wilderness, are excellent.

Abernathy Pass via Cedar Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5792, -120.4787 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Winthrop drive State Route 20 west for 18 miles to Forest Service Road 5310-200 (about 0.5 miles east of the turn off for Klipchuck Campground). The trail begins near the gravel pit at the end of the road. Northwest Forest Pass required.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Abernathy Pass (#476)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

100 Hikes in Washington's North Cascades National Park Region (Spring / Manning

Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails No. 50 Washington Pass

Green Trails No. 51 Mazama

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Abernathy Pass via Cedar Creek

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