Granite Pass Highline - Pacific Crest Trail

Winthrop, Washington

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1 Review
4 out of 5
A day hike to Granite Pass, 15 miles round trip, or a backpack to Methow Pass, 10.5 miles one way.
Hiking the North Cascades

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking the North Cascades

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A day hike to Granite Pass, 15 miles round trip, or a backpack to Methow Pass, 10.5 miles one way.

©  Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Winthrop
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 2,970 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Early August to early October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,900 feet
Top Elevation: 6,980 feet
Local Contacts: Okanogan National Forest 509-996-4000
Local Maps: USGS Washington Pass (trail not shown); Green Trails Washington Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to Granite Pass Highline - Pacific Crest Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/8/2000
0

This early in the season, the trail is covered in snow about 2/3 way up, poles, gators, and warm clothes are a must. The snow allows you to hike straight up the ridgeline to the tower at the top, one of the last working CCC projects, and we were fortunate to find it occupied and open (a rarity) to save us from the cold rain. If you hit it on a clear day, the view is absolutely amazing, you can see Sky Peak, Kendall Peak, and Red Mountain, and, of course, breath-taking Rainier. A great hike, moderate difficulty for the last one mile to the top.



Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

Apr 2018