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High Pass

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East
48.0771, -120.8579 Map & Directions
Length
26.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
4500 feet
Highest Point
7100 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Fall colors along the trail at High Pass. Photo by Britt Lê. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Lakes

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Northwest Forest Pass

Channel your inner mountain goat on this steep hike to aptly-named High Pass, and bask in glorious views of Glacier Peak and the surrounding mountainscape. Continue reading

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Hiking High Pass

Channel your inner mountain goat on this steep hike to aptly-named High Pass, and bask in glorious views of Glacier Peak and the surrounding mountainscape.

Start up the Buck Creek Trail from the Trinity Trailhead. The route steadily climbs 3,100 feet in 9.6 miles to Buck Creek Pass. Find a site to dump your gear, then proceed through the camping area to pick up the High Pass Trail.

Continue climbing another 3 miles and 1,400 feet of elevation, first circling around the west side of Liberty Cap, then contouring high above Triad Lake, to end at the low saddle that is High Pass.

Pause, view, breathe.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Hike Description Written by
Eli Boschetto, WTA Community

High Pass

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0771, -120.8579 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Northwest Forest Pass

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 Everett head east on US 2 for 85 miles to Coles Corner. (From Leavenworth travel west on US 2 for 15 miles.) Turn left onto State Route 207 (Lake Wenatchee) and proceed 4.2 miles to a Y intersection after crossing the Wenatchee River. Bear right onto the Chiwawa Loop Road, and after 1.3 miles turn left onto the Chiwawa River Road (Forest Road 62). Proceed for 22 miles (the pavement ends at 10.8 miles) to a junction. Keep left to reach the Trinity Trailhead parking lot.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East

High Pass (#1562.2)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Backpacking Washington by Douglas Lorain

Green Trails 112 Glacier Peak

Green Trails 113 Holden

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