Grasshopper Pass via the PCT is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mazama, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length9.4 miElevation gain1,391 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Section hike of the Pacific crest trail heading south from Meadows campground near Harts pass in WA's North Cascades Hike along exposed ridgelines, with gentle elevation gains, and panoramic views of the ridges and peaks in all directions.

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Winthrop: Drive Highway 20 west to the Mazama junction. Turn right, then left at Mazama onto the Harts Pass Road. Drive 20 miles to Harts Pass and turn left at the sign for Meadows Campground. Stay right at the fork in the road and continue to the road's end and trailhead.

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Chris P
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WalkingGreat!No shade

10/02/20 Crowd Count: 18 people, 3 dogs Wildlife: Pikas, chipmunks. Another hiker saw mountain goats but we missed them. Fantastic fall hike! The trail is in great condition. The ascents and descents were easy grades. Amazing fall color. It is very exposed so enjoy incredible views all along the route and pack sunscreen. There is no water along the trail so pack enough water.

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Aimee Kulla
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Suzi Pratt
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Martin Genev
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Bruce Burger
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Mark Wees
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Kaitlin Goltz
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BackpackingGreat!Snow

This was such a beautiful hike! Short, sweet and amazing views. If you're in the area, I would recommend going to take a Slate Peak Fire Lookout.

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Bowen Dwelle
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Very scenic, beautiful hike along a ridge line with views in all directions. This is a section of the PCT so you will encounter other hikers. It wasn’t what I’d call busy, but there were other people out, both local hikers and thru-hikers. Great route with a nice rolling elevation profile. Can be extended in either direction: You could add two miles by starting at Hart’s Pass, and/or continue farther to the south.

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Stephen Hobbs
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Vehicle drives you to the alpine. Good forestry road with some washboard, rocks and pot holes. Allow 1.5 hours from highway to trailhead. Nice coffee shop/store in Manama to refresh. Although a relatively flat side hill traverse, weather can be an issue with heat in the summer and cold/wind in the late fall. Views are spectacular. No water. Several side peaks to scramble up for the overly energetic.

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Aaron Brengle
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Bird watching

Starts high and stays high, with minimal elevation meandering. We chose this hike due to the larches, and they did not disappoint! Beautiful full groves and sparse doors of yellow in full color. The ridges of many of the N Cascades peaks keep you company the entire way. Great views, easy hike, and the trail (part of the PCT) is in great shape!

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Kelly Beane
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Day 2 of my 6 days in this area. The place I camped just below Grasshopper pass is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. (larches in full swing!) Link below to my blog with lots of pics and more info. http://kellbell-whywouldanyonereadthis.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-two-to-grasshopper-pass.html

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MC Hiker
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The 'trail' up Tatie peak is just a boot path but not very difficult. Makes for a fun short scramble up the rocky slope from the PCT. You won't find any shade to cool down in - not many trees on that peak

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David Hunter
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2 thumbs up, the other thing better is the easier hike north of Harts Pass, the Windy Pass trail!

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Adam Lund
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This is a section of the Pacific Crest trail starting just south of Harts Pass in WA's North Cascades. The hike offers panoramic views of mountains and forests as you hike along the upper ridges of the mountains. The same hike is listed as Grasshopper pass, or Tatie peak. Start from the Meadows campground and take the PCT south trail.

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MC Hiker
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Great section of the Pacific Crest Trail south of Harts Pass with open views the entire way as you hike along the ridge. Lots of opportunities to scramble up peaks along the way. Close up views of Azurite Peak and Mount Ballard.

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Julie Barber
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John Albert
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Joshua Shields
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James VanderMey
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Kerry Gallo
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Monica Lough
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John Sartin
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James VanderMey
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Lori Williams
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Caroline Hinchliff
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Craig Smith
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Laurie OlsenPennington
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Ramangouda Patil
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