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Rat Trap Pass Snowshoe

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway
48.1896, -121.3710 Map & Directions
You may have to begin this route by walking along Forest Road 23. Photo by Must Hike Must Eat. Full-size image

This snowshoe route follows Forest Road 27 northwest from the Meadow Mountain Trailhead to Rat Trap Pass. Continue reading

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Hiking Rat Trap Pass Snowshoe

This snowshoe route follows Forest Road 27 northwest from the Meadow Mountain Trailhead. You can either stay on the road and turn around at your preferred mileage, or a popular destination is the snowy meadows beneath White Chuck Mountain, which does require leaving the road. 

Anyone heading to this area for a winter outing should have strong avalanche awareness since the road does contour beneath steep slopes, and routefinding skills if leaving the road. 

Depending on the snow level and the road conditions, the Meadow Mountain Trailhead may not be a good option for a starting point and you may instead have to just drive up Forest Road 27 until you hit snow, then find a responsible place to park where you will not block traffic along the road.

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Rat Trap Pass Snowshoe

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.1896, -121.3710 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 the Mountain Loop Highway, turn onto Forest Road 23 and drive to the Meadow Mountain Trailhead at the junction of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 27. The snowshoe route continues from here on Forest Road 27. Depending on the snow level and the road conditions, the Meadow Mountain Trailhead may not be accessible as a starting point and you may instead have to just drive up Forest Road 23 until you hit snow, then find a responsible place to park where you will not block traffic along the road. 

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Trailhead

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

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