Cutthroat Trail 483

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Elevation Gain479ft
Trailhead Elevation4,476ft
Elevation Min/Max4476/4943ft
Elevation Start/End4476/4476ft

Cutthroat Trail 483

Cutthroat Trail 483 is a hiking trail in Okanogan County, Washington. It is within Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 4,476 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 479 feet. Cutthroat Trailhead and another parking are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.

Cutthroat Trail 483 Professional Reviews and Guides

"This wide and well-engineered trail makes an easy day hike to Cutthroat Lake. Because the sensitive heather parks that line the lakeshores are extremely susceptible to damage, camping is forbidden within a quarter mile of the shoreline. Hikers who seek a"

"The names given to this area’s prominent features come not from a murderous history, but from the local fish that feature the bright red gill covers, cutthroat trout.

Cutthroat Lake, at the head of Cutthroat Creek, lies in a deep cirque below Cutthroat Peak and can be accessed from Cutthroat Campground or Cutthroat Pass. Violent-sounding names, but stunningly beautiful terrain!"

"A shallow mountain lake beneath the towering cliffs of Cutthroat Peak is only 2 miles and one gentle showerbath waterfall from the highway.

This is a great place for little children to wade and swim, while parents cast for the lake’s namesake cutthroat trout. Boulders, grass, and reeds ring the lake. Families can camp a quarter-mile from the shoreline, where there is a creek to play in and clumps of trees to hide in."

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One of the best trails in Washington State. Easy hike up with spectacular views and water features along the entire trail. Heavy snowfall this winter and a very cold summer means we were stopped about a mile short of the pass. Trail is in great condition - just remember those creeks you hop over going up on a cool morning will be crashing obstacles when you return later on a warm day. All foot bridges are out.

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Trail Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Nearby City
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Skill Level
Okanogan National Forest, Pass required for most trails
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Oct 2018