Slate Peak Trail

Barron, Washington 98228

Slate Peak Trail

Slate Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a long drive for a short hike, but it is worth it. Plan on at least 2 days if you can; 3 days is better. You can camp at Riverbend or Meadows Campgrounds or stay at a motel in Mazama or Winthrop. Slate Peak is more of a side trip than an actual hike, but you can hike other trails in the area for more mileage, including the Pacific Crest Trail in either direction. In a heavy snow year Slate Peak Road may be gated and you may need to walk a portion of the road.

Look for flowers and snail fossils in outcroppings along the road. The views from the summit of Slate Peak are excellent. The peaks of the North Cascades rise in every direction—Crater Mountain, Mount Baker, Jack Mountain, Azurite Peak, and Silver Star. Nestled below the peaks are deep-forested valleys of the West Fork of the Pasayten River and Slate Creek."

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Trail Information

Barron
Nearby City
1
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Hikable: July to mid-October, Best flowers: July through August
Season
Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Nos. 49 Mount Logan and 50 Washington Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018