Twisp Pass Trail

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Distance7.6mi
Elevation Gain4,898ft
Trailhead Elevation3,688ft
Top6,075ft
Elevation Min/Max3688/6075ft
Elevation Start/End3688/3688ft

Twisp Pass Trail

Twisp Pass Trail is a hiking trail in Chelan County and Okanogan County, Washington. It is within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area, North Cascades National Park, and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 7.6 miles long and begins at 3,688 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,898 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mcalester Lake Trail.

Twisp Pass Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The first half of this moderately difficult 13-mile loop is on a good singletrack trail. The remainder is on well-maintained paved and gravel roads. Although the river is often audible from the trail, views of the water are rare. Clearings offer excellent vistas to Reynolds Peak in the lake Chelan-Sawtooth wilderness. Open, sunny areas are jammed with wildflowers in the spring and summer.

The Twisp River Trail #440 maintains a rather consistent elevation along its course. The pedaling is still demanding, however. The trail parallels the river on a forested hillside. There are no mountains to climb, but there are still plenty of ups and downs. Exposed roots, rocks, scree slopes, narrow sections, steep drop-offs, and creek crossings are encountered along the way. Abundant wildflowers in the late spring and summer."

"Glorious in autumn when golden larches set the hills aglow and crimson blueberry bushes light the meadows on fire, this dramatic portal into the North Cascades National Park makes a fine summer destination as well.

During those warmer months enjoy alpine floral displays with glacier lilies, phlox, lupine, and paintbrush stealing the show. And while Twisp Pass in itself is a worthy objective, consider pushing farther. Drop down to Dagger Lake or wander a couple of miles of spectacular, open high country to explore polished granite shelves, remote grassy benches, and quiet hidden tarns."

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Trail Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Nearby City
Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Stehekin No. 82
Local Maps

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Nov 2018