Looking for a great trail in Pasayten Wilderness, Washington? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 2 moderate trails in Pasayten Wilderness ranging from 6.3 to 11.1 miles and from 6,181 to 6,975 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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no shade
21 days ago

This was our first hike in the northern Cascades and it didn't disappoint! But before I get into the trail details, a couple of thoughts on the road to the trailhead. As others have mentioned, the road is fairly high on the sketch meter but if you have a car with decent clearance and a driver that doesn't get the heebie-jeebies super easily you'll be fine. It's really more long than anything particularly on the way back when you're tired and just want to get back home or to your accommodations. It took us around an hour to travel the 10 miles to Harts Pass after you pass the Hart's Pass road sign at the bottom and about the same amount of time heading down. But IMO the hike is worth the drive! Once you get to Harts Pass (where there is a pit toilet), continue uphill another 1 to 1.5 miles to the first parking area you see just before a switchback.. It's not all the way up at the top where the lookout tower is! The hike itself reminded me at times of the Highline trail in Glacier NP just a bit less dramatic. From the very beginning all the way to Windy Pass you are treated to sweeping views of mountains and the thousands of wildflowers along the way were beautiful. The nicely cut dirt trail meanders along the sides of various mountains and you're often able to see the trail in front of you or on the horizon for a good long way. I always enjoy looking down over a ridge or across a valley to the other side and seeing the trail I'm on! There aren't many water features on this hike though we did pass a couple of small streams. The grade is very moderate with only a couple of brief, steeper sections. If you do all 11 miles however which involves heading up to the ridge past Windy Pass, it ends up being a solid workout despite the relatively small amount of vertical gain (1500 to 1800 ft or so). My girl and I are in pretty good shape and it took us 4.5 hours RT with some breaks and a 30 min lunch. Be prepared for the sun as it was quite hot on the way back and this is not a hike where you'll be saved by the trees for very long! All in all, we really enjoyed our hike to Windy Pass and would recommend it to anyone looking for a hike with moderate grades but decent mileage , expansive views, and wide open hiking in the Northern Cascades!

hiking
1 month ago

Easily one of the most beautiful hikes around, would do this hike over and over again.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

The trail drops down into beautiful green meadows below Slate Peak. Lots of wildflowers blooming right now. Several gains and losses in elevation in route to the lake so you will have to gain some of that back on the return trip to the TH. Bugs were abundant at the lake but not bad on the rest of the trail

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

It is about 13 miles and almost 4400 ft elevation gain. A long steady climb through burn zones up to the lookouts. Trail is easy to follow but also overgrown with shrubs most of the way and very little shade making it a real workout in the heat. All downed trees have been cleared. I would suggest wearing long pants and bringing extra water.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Rambled along the closed portion of Rte 20. Ran into a coupla snomobilers and five guys who’d skied down from somewhere. Otherwise had the place to ourselves. Pretty.

backpacking
Friday, July 13, 2018

We took the Cathedral driveway to the Chewuch on to Tungsten and then to the Boundary Trail. As long as you cut off at the 4 point junction you'll be fine. The burn is a lot of downed trees and a lot of climbing. Oh, and bring a mosquito net. bugs were thick.

Friday, October 14, 2016

thru hiked the PCT 2016

hiking
Thursday, October 16, 2014

This was day 1 of my several day jaunt on the PCT. The hike is amazing. The drive is a monster! My blog (link below) has lots of pictures and a story. One thing I didn't mention is the weird hut thing you come across on the trail. We didn't make it all the way to it to find out what it was, but I later found out it's a yurt used by a company that does heli-skiing. I think they should sell snacks to thru hikers. :) http://kellbell-whywouldanyonereadthis.blogspot.com/2014/10/my-six-day-hike.html

hiking
Friday, July 12, 2013

The views of surrounding peaks and valleys is pretty amazing. I recommend hiking along the PCT while you are up there or one of the other well marked trails.

hiking
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fairly easy hike along the PCT to just below Tamarack Peak. Enjoyed an amazing sunset. Great views of the North Cascades almost the entire section of the trail. Worth a quick side trip up to the Slate Peak lookout area (walk or drive up the road). I accessed the PCT at the first turn in the road below the Buckskin Ridge trailhead. The Harts Pass road has one short narrow section that is a little intimidating but once you get past that it is in great shape.

hiking
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

miles of easy ambling on the Cascade Crest, gentle ups and downs with constantly changing scenery...no, it doesn't get any better than this!!!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

on Windy Pass via the PCT

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

backpacking
Monday, November 20, 2017