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Results List

45 Hikes
Burch Mountain via Billy Goat Pass

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3510 ft.
Highest Point: 7782.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
Start on a trail popular for horses and hikers to Billy Goat Pass, then take a right on a hiker-only trail for a high ridge traverse to a larch grove pass. Finish with a steep climb to a lookout site and 360 degree views.
 
 
Clark Peak

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1570 ft.
Highest Point: 7891.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Reaching the summit of Clark Peak requires going off trail.
 
 
Silver Lake

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
9.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 6950.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.30
(10 votes)
There are few places where you start your hike at 7,000 feet without any effort. Spectacular views, a dizzying array of wildflowers and larch groves -- this hike is simply gorgeous and a pure Pasayten experience.
 
 
Golden Stairway

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
6.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 3550 ft.
Highest Point: 6850.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
This is a multi-use trail in a multi-use area. Activities include hiking and riding horses, mountain bikes, motorcycles, along with cattle grazing. The trail follows the West Fork Salmon Creek through a recovering forest burn and climbs the steep meadows of the headwaters to a pass with views to the east and options for ridge hiking to the north or south. In mid-summer the meadows are full of wildflowers.
 
 
Bernhardt Mine

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
5.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 7350.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
See first-hand the effects of wildland fire and the forest recovery while hiking up to the sparsely forested ridge and views.This trail provides options for loops hikes and off-trail exploration up peaks or up to a mine site. The old miner's cabin and other wood structures are long gone, but in a few places find the rusted metal remnants of the mining activity.
 
 
Monument Creek

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
25.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 7200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(9 votes)
Follow this trail for the first four miles for a pleasant hike with views of peaks and a creek. More experienced hikers can continue down the trail for incredible views of the Pasayten Wilderness and a connection to Hidden Lakes.
 
 
Tatie Peak and Grasshopper Pass

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
9.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 7386.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(15 votes)
Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in a section where its name describes its location. From the trail high on the ridge, the views abound. In the three passes are flowers in the summer and golden larch in the fall. A side trip up Tatie Peak provides 360 degree views of the North Cascades.
 
 
East Fork Pasayten River

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
10.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 7000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Connect to Hidden Lakes and/or Larch Creek via this trail and enjoy a walk through lush vegetation and prominent peaks.
 
 
Boundary Trail - Pasayten

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
80.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 9000 ft.
Highest Point: 7800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
Hiking the Boundary Trail is an adventure on many a hikers’ bucket list. The trail spans the width of the Pasayten Wilderness and is part of the much larger Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. The combination of stunning scenery and lack of crowds is one of the BT’s most enticing aspects especially in autumn, when colors are changing, temperatures are cooling and bugs are gone. A number of places along the trail are so special that you’ll have the images etched into your memory for years to come.
 
 
Billy Goat

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
9.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2200 ft.
Highest Point: 6600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
Enjoy the path-less-traveled as you ascend to Billy Goat Pass for spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. Connect to Burch Mountain or the Larch Creek trail as you walk through wildflowers as far as the eye can see.
 
 
Windy Pass

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 6900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(14 votes)
Experience a breathtaking section of the PCT packaged into a great dayhike.
 
 
West Fork Pasayten River

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
33.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 7200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Hike through alpine meadows and descend into a valley following the West Fork Pasayten River.
 
 
Trout Creek

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 5420.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
This former stock driveway was maintained by sheep herders so they could drive their sheep to the beautiful sloping meadows of grass & flowers above the South Fork Trout Creek. After the 2003 Needle Creek Fire, the maintenance effectively stopped. So, until a significant effort is made to clear the tread, this is a very difficult trail to precisely follow.
 
 
Robinson Pass Loop

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
7.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6942.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This lightly used trail connects Robinson Pass and Slate Pass.
 
 
 
119.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 21071 ft.
Highest Point: 7490.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This 119-mile section of the 1200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail traverses the entirety of the Pasayten Wilderness.