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Grass Camp

Central Cascades > Blewett Pass
47.3135, -120.5350 Map & Directions
Length
6.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1454 feet
Highest Point
5952 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Grass Camp meadow. Photo by jeshartmann. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites

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Northwest Forest Pass

Grass Camp Trail provides good loop opportunities in the wildflower-rich area southeast of Blewett Pass. Use a variety of nearby trails to create loops or traverses through this area. Continue reading

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Hiking Grass Camp

Grass Camp Trail provides good loop opportunities in the wildflower-rich area southeast of Blewett Pass. Use a variety of nearby trails to create loops or traverses through this area.

To access Grass Camp Trail, start on the Naneum Rim Trail where it crosses Forest Road 9712. One mile later, Naneum Rim Trail intersects Naneum Creek Trail. Turn left, and shortly after there is an intersection with Grass Camp Trail. To complete a loop, follow this trail clockwise until it reconnects with Naneum Creek Trail, then continue back to Naneum Rim Trail.

This route circles around a controlled burn from the 1970s. Now part of a study area, focus points are forest recovery and wildlife habitat. Past the burn, the trail crosses a meadow to cliffs overlooking Howard Creek.

This is an extremely scenic hike through high country along basalt cliffs and lodgepole pine forests. Massive high ciffs along West Fork Naneum Creek afford views of Naneum Meadow. As the trail dips into the meadow, hikers cross a tributary and climbs steeply to the northeast, regaining lost elevation.

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Grass Camp

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.3135, -120.5350 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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Getting There

For access via the Naneum Creek trail: From Highway 97 at the summit of Blewett Pass, go south on FR 9716 to Road 9712, then east on 9712 for 4 miles to the trailhead near Ken Wilcox Campground, which may be used as a trailhead since this is a horse camp.

For access via the Howard Creek trailhead: From Highway 97 at the summit of Blewett Pass, go south on Forest Road 9716 to Forest Road 9712, east on 9712 about 4.25 miles past Haney Meadow. No Northwest Forest pass is required at this trailhead.

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Central Cascades > Blewett Pass

Grass Camp (#1219)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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