Rat Trap Pass

Darrington, Washington 98241

Rat Trap Pass

Rat Trap Pass Professional Review and Guide

"This little pass bridges the gap between the Crystal Creek valley to the south and the Straight Creek valley to the north. This area won’t be looked at twice by wilderness seekers in summer months, but when blanketed in snow, the narrow logging roads and gentle slopes are magically transformed into a pristine wilderness.

Come summer, the area is a bleak little saddle scarred by clearcuts and a narrow dusty road. But dump several feet of snow on the pass to mask the ugly logging scars, and Rat Trap Pass becomes a stunning little alpine world. High, rocky cliffs cradle snow-filled meadows and picturesque groves of juvenile fir and hemlock."

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Trail Information

Darrington
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
1,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
December through February
Season
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Sloan Peak No. 111
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018