Horseshoe Basin Trail

Chopaka, Washington

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A land of immense natural beauty teetering on the extreme eastern end of the North Cascades, Horseshoe Basin has long been a favorite destination for backpackers. With sprawling alpine tundra, shimmering tarns, a half-dozen wide-open, easy-to-scramble summits, and spectacular wildlife observing, it’s no wonder visitors prefer to spend days here. But Horseshoe Basin’s fairly easy approach and gentle terrain make it a dead ringer for day hikers too. You won’t be able to experience it all. But you’ll get a nice taste— and by traveling lightly in this precious area you’ll leave less of an impact than all of those backpackers.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

A land of immense natural beauty teetering on the extreme eastern end of the North Cascades, Horseshoe Basin has long been a favorite destination for backpackers. With sprawling alpine tundra, shimmering tarns, a half-dozen wide-open, easy-to-scramble summits, and spectacular wildlife observing, it’s no wonder visitors prefer to spend days here.

But Horseshoe Basin’s fairly easy approach and gentle terrain make it a dead ringer for day hikers too. You won’t be able to experience it all. But you’ll get a nice taste— and by traveling lightly in this precious area you’ll leave less of an impact than all of those backpackers.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chopaka
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 1,550 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: June–Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 6,200 feet
Top Elevation: 7,200 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Okanogan National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails Horseshoe Basin No. 21
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Basin Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/31/2007
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ton of wild life couger bears and deer and cows dont ask me where they came from i heard there wild from lost cattle drives form long ago



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