DISTANCE
16.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4711 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
8 months ago

I took the trail to the junction with the PCT and set up camp at White Pass. The first 6 miles through the forest along the river to the Mackinaw Shelter was fairly easy. Switchbacks kick in shortly after as you make your way up the ridge for a little over 2 miles to where it joins the PCT. The stretch from White Pass to Red Pass was endless green slopes and mountain views. The scene from the top of Portal Peak was spectacular.