Windy Pass Trail

Barron, Washington 98826

Windy Pass Trail

Windy Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Windy Pass Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
July– mid-Oct
6,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,900 feet
Top Elevation
Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50, Pasayten Peak No. 18
Local Maps