Frosty Pass

Leavenworth, Washington 98826

Frosty Pass

Frosty Pass Professional Review and Guide

"Hike up Frosty Creek to Frosty Pass and Lakes Margaret and Mary. Frosty Pass is a high pass at the upper end of Icicle Ridge, dividing Frosty and Wildhorse Creek drainages. This is a popular backpacking hike through some of the most scenic country in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, but it’s a long weekend outing since the first lake is 10 miles up the trail, with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain, a bit stiff for one day with a heavy backpack.

The hike is best done as a three- or four-day backpack, allowing time to rest, relax, and explore. Old maps and guidebooks show the trail being only about 2.8 miles up from the trailhead, but a bridge washed out and the Forest Service relocated the trail, adding some 3 miles to the one-way distance."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Overnight backpacking trip
Best midsummer through fall
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,780 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chiwaukum Mountains; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018