Windy Pass Trail

Barron, Washington

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Saunter to Windy Pass on a clear summer day and ask yourself a simple question. Does it get any better than this? Watch shadows cast by cotton-candy clouds dance across an awe-inspiring landscape of deep dark valleys and emerald ridges. Admire endless columns of icy and rocky spiraling peaks piercing the cobalt sky. Walk mesmerized through rapturous alpine gardens; waves of dazzling wildflowers gently swaying in warm breezes. Look out across some of the wildest wilderness remaining on the North American continent and let your senses whirl. Yet, you’ve hardly broken a sweat getting here. No, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Saunter to Windy Pass on a clear summer day and ask yourself a simple question. Does it get any better than this? Watch shadows cast by cotton-candy clouds dance across an awe-inspiring landscape of deep dark valleys and emerald ridges. Admire endless columns of icy and rocky spiraling peaks piercing the cobalt sky.

Walk mesmerized through rapturous alpine gardens; waves of dazzling wildflowers gently swaying in warm breezes. Look out across some of the wildest wilderness remaining on the North American continent and let your senses whirl. Yet, you’ve hardly broken a sweat getting here. No, it doesn’t get any better than this.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Barron
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: July– mid-Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 6,700 feet
Top Elevation: 6,900 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50, Pasayten Peak No. 18
Driving Directions: Directions to Windy Pass Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/20/2002
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As of July 20, the trail is snow-free to approximately 1 mile beyond Windy Pass. Excellent camps at the Pass make for a great overnight trip; the trail is pretty easy and provides great views for the entire route.



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Apr 2018