From Winthrop travel north on Okanogan County Road 1213 (West Chewuch Road) for 9 miles. After about 1/4 mile the trail forked and we turned right heading up directly to Billy Goat Pass. While not as well known as Horseshoe Basin and Devil’s Dome, the Billy Goat loop provides hikers with an opportunity to cross five mountain passes, visit four mountain lakes, explore rolling green hillsides and experience absolute solitude. Seattle, WA 98104. Hike by WTA Staff: › Pasayten Wilderness › Larch Pass Hidden Lakes Loop. A series of four named lakes, Cougar Lake, First Hidden Lake, Middle Hidden Lake, and Big Hidden Lake are a popular destination for backpackers in the summer. Pasayten Wilderness Loop 42.3 mi 68.1 km • 5,789' Up 1764.44 m Up • 5,788' Down 1764.12 m Down. Begin the trip from the Billy Goat Trailhead. A copula lookout house was constructed on Bunker Hill in 1930, with the materials being packed in 25 miles from Billy Goat Corral. Photo by willithewanderer. Pasayten Wilderness—July 26-31. Founded in 1967, Billy Goat prides itself on the innovation, productivity and quality of its products. Day 1: Meet in the Seattle area and drive across the scenic North Cascades highway to the Billy Goat trailhead north of Winthrop. Any car should be fine to reach the end of the road where there is parking first for horse trailers, then a mile further for passenger cars. This trail is part of WTA's Lost Trails Campaign. Central Pasayten Wilderness Loop: Hidden Lakes, Ptarmigan, Quartz Lake, Sheep, Sand Ridge, Ashnola This route includes approximately 7 miles of blowdown hell through burn areas that have not and most likely will not be maintained again. Looking north you can see your route along the bottom of Sand Ridge. Provides access to: Hidden Lakes Trail #477, Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass Trail #502, Burch Mountain Trail #538 and Billy Goat Pass/Eightmile Pass Loop Trail within Pasayten Wilderness. McKenzie Carlson. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. dixhuit Posts: 97 Joined: July 10th, 2008, 7:27 pm. If you are planning a trip here, you can find solitude. 477; Larch Creek Trail No. Even with my checkered record there (ash-whacking the 30-mile burn with my brother in 2003, glorious Devil's Dome loop in 2013, June snow in 2014 and record-breaking heat in June 2015) I don't hesitate at an opportunity to spend time in the Pasayten's vast solitude. The climb to the pass was 2.6 miles and was nice and steep climbing 1800′ to the pass. Drive 16 more miles to the end of the road and the trailhead (c. 4,700 ft) at the corral. The Pasayten Wilderness is beautiful open country skirting more than 50 miles of Canada's border and encompassing the crest of the Cascades. This trail is the main east-west trail crossing the Pasayten Wilderness and tying together the other major access trails. Then we went east on Trail #532 at the first junction. The entire area, that somewhat resembles a steppe or tundra, is high, mainly over 7000 feet and marked by gothic mountains and wide open views of rolling meadows and surrounding peaks. Be the first to rate! We left Redmond around 10am and reached Winthrop at 2pm. To stay on the trail to Billy Goat Pass, go past this junction and quickly come upon the next and turn left. Wildflowers are abundant, so be sure to enjoy the views on the ground just as much as the views up above. On day five, hike out and consider the trip a success!WTA Pro Tip: There are great dispersed camping options and campgrounds along Eightmile Creek road. A unique Washington State geology and geography that is home to Lynx, bear and moose. Even with my checkered record there (ash-whacking the 30-mile burn with my brother in 2003, glorious Devil's Dome loop in 2013, June snow in 2014 and record-breaking heat in June 2015) I don't hesitate at an opportunity to spend time in the Pasayten's vast solitude. Gearing up for a challenge? In another 2.2 miles you’ll meet a junction with the Diamond Creek trail, stay on the Larch Creek trail and cross Diamond Creek. At the mine adits near the trailhead be sure to take the trail on the right to 6,600-ft Billy Goat Pass (2 miles). Pasayten Wilderness. Day 3 - Layover day. So the path up to Billy Goat Pass and down the other side was decent. Head back the way you came, spending night four at the same camp as night one. Diablo, WA . September 2-4, 2012. Hike by WTA Correspondents: Hike 4 miles over Eightmile Pass to Drake Creek, where we’ll stop to setup camp. Alpine lakes are a hideaway for anglers while diverse wilderness awaits explorers of all types. The Pasayten was … If you follow the trail to the right, you will see and reach Burch Mountain, which is a popular destination. This forum is used to share your experiences out on the trails. Photos; Directions; Print/PDF Map; Share; More; Larch Pass Hidden Lakes Loop is a 51.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mazama, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Be the first to rate! The trail starts climbing at the start, reaching the treed Billy Goat Pass at 6,600 feet. It was replaced in 1960 with a 10 foot treated timber R-6 flat tower. However, it was the only way to make the loop work. Sub Area: Parking Permit Required: Yes. Winthrop, WA. The mostly brushy and somewhat visible trail south of Drake Creek was hard to follow. 730 reviews 2 Items. Pasayten Wilderness encompasses 531,000 acres, skirting more than 50 miles of Canada's border and encompassing the crest of the Cascades. Billy Goat-Larch Creek Trail Drive 9 miles north from Winthrop on Chewuch River Road then take a left on Eightmile Road. 451. Aix - Matthew and John. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 This steep 0.25 mile path reaches scenic meadows and sand bars along the river. RECOMMENDED ROUTE Pacific Crest Trail: Harts Pass to Rainy Pass 31.1 mi 50.0 km • 4,484' Up 1366.86 m Up • 5,765' Down 1757.22 m Down. Winthrop, WA. Overview More to come. Continue following the road, which becomes steeper and narrower for the final mile to the hiker parking lot. Hike 8 mile loop … Once you have found the main trail, climb steeply for 2.7 miles and 2200 feet of elevation gain up to Billy Goat Pass. Central Pasayten Wilderness Loop: Hidden Lakes, Ptarmigan, Quartz Lake, Sheep, Sand Ridge, Ashnola. Located southeast of Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, in Potomac, Maryland; The Billy Goat Trail, one of the busiest trails in the D.C. area, contains three different sections that total eight miles and provide fun and adventure for all ages. VIEW FULL MAP. While not as well known as Horseshoe Basin and Devil’s Dome, the Billy Goat loop provides hikers with an opportunity to cross five mountain passes, visit four mountain lakes, explore rolling green hillsides and experience absolute solitude. Trails in Pasayten Wilderness - 60. I remember planning the trip with Graham and Paul in 2014 and Graham remarking, "It's the Pasayten...something always happens." Learn more about how we're saving lost trails across the state here. Dogs … Wildflowers are abundant, so be sure to enjoy the views on the ground just as much as the views up above. In the summer, wildflower blooms are spectacular and include lilies, lupine, columbine, clematis, and many more. Valid Parking Permit: Northwest Forest Pass. As the name suggests, the lakes are tucked away deep in the Wilderness and offer hikers the opportunity to fish, swim, and relax after the taxing hike up. However, it was the only way to make the loop work. The route varies from timbered valleys to long sidehills and high ridge routes. Pasayten Wilderness Access: ... 2.2 miles from Billy Goat Pass, keep right and now climb up a mile to Three Fools Pass. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Although requiring a hefty commute, the Pasayten Wilderness is one of my favorite areas to visit. Either hike back the way you came or for a more adventurous trip, finish the loop past the Sheep Lake trail. ... Larch Pass Loop: Day 1: Billy Goat Corral to Billy Goat Pass. This trail is part of WTA's Lost Trails Campaign. ... Tatoosh Buttes Trail 478 Loop: EAST ACCESS is via the Hidden Lakes Trail 477. Much of the eastern position of the trail is above timberline. 1998 - Mt. Turns out I read the map wrong because when I crested the col I was greeted with a rotten drop and instead of seeing No Dice Lake I was looking straight into the heart of the Pasayten Wilderness. K.C. For a trip of this length, one suggested daily itinerary, starting and returning to the Billy Goat trailhead, is: Day 1 - Camp along Larch Creek 1-2 mi past Three Fools Pass. Current Conditions: Current conditions information: Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking: Fees: No fee or pass needed. From Winthrop follow Okanogan County Road 1213 north for 7 miles. One gets here entering Washington's Pasayten Wilderness from Billy Goat trailhead (leaving north from Winthrop then to the end of Eight Mile Road aka FS #5130). Begin the trip from the Billy Goat Trailhead. Don’t forget to stop in Winthrop on your way out and enjoy homemade ice cream at Sheri’s Sweet Shop – I love their lemon custard! Left is the main trail going to Larch Pass, follow it for 6.2 miles to Larch Pass avoiding any side trails. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/copper-glance-lake-trail Wildflowers are abundant, so be sure to enjoy the views on the ground just as much as the views up above. The Billy Goat trail is a popular access trail that allows hikers to trek deep within the Pasayten Wilderness. End of Billy Goat loop backpack trip! Among its immeasurable values, this area is critical habitat for Canada lynx, the rarest of Washington’s three wild cats (lynx, cougars, and bobcats). Self-issue at trailhead (no fee), Hiker Headlines: Highway Closures, Avalanche Info, Outdoor Economy, Firefighters Wanted, Wanapum Planning. Although requiring a hefty commute, the Pasayten Wilderness is one of my favorite areas to visit. The tower was last used in 1966 and burned in 1973. FROM THE FAMILY . Larch Creek (Pasayten) A ramble in the central Pasayten Wilderness, starting from the Billy Goat trailhead, with numerous day hiking options from camp. This pass is among the most fascinating you may visit, the apex narrowly sitting in a slot between two ridges. Continue left and descend the pass through a series of switchbacks. Interagency Annual Pass. Highway 20 Hikes. The drive over the pass (20) was quite lovely with blue skies and sun shining out across the road. Follow for 9 miles to a left on Eightmile creek road and turn left. Beyond that, its another mile to a major Y intersection. Photos. The Billy Goat Trailhead is a primary access into this part of the wilderness. 502B; Burch Mt. As you climb out of the creek bed, views will open up to the west and treat you to stately nearby peaks. Billy Goat Trail Intermediate. (Note: there is another former Bunker Hill Lookout down on the border with Oregon as well) Larch Pass Hidden Lakes Loop. September 8-9, 2012. The views are even bigger now that the trees have sadly been burned into matchsticks. Colville National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District. Campsites dot the trail every so often, but your journey has just begun.In 2.2 miles you’ll reach a junction at 5,700 ft. Stay straight and continue walking steadily uphill toward the unique Three Fools Pass. Reviews … Page was adopted on December 19, 2006. The trail begins at the upper trailhead (1 mile further on the road past the stock ramps). Please check Current Conditionsbefore your trip to confirm the trail that you want to hike is open. FROM THE FAMILY . “It will be similar to the Farewell or Tripod fires, with large areas next to the trails with burned trees,” Rohrer said. Winthrop, WA. FROM THE FAMILY . The Hidden Lakes are the jewels of the Pasayten Wilderness. Part 2 of 6 parts, the whole series showing an 8-day backpacking trip in Washington's Pasayten Wilderness. Hiking the Billy Goat Trail allows hikers to access lonely country like Whistler Basin. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Turn left on to the Forest Service Road 5130 follow the signs for 17 miles to the Billy Goat Trailhead. Begin the trip from the Billy Goat Trailhead. Seattle, WA 98104. ... Pasayten Wilderness Loop 42.3 mi 68.1 km • 5,789' Up 1764.44 m Up • 5,788' Down 1764.12 m Down. The trail offers a number of activity options. The trail is mostly in old growth timber opening into meadows near Billy Goat Pass. 502A; and Dollarwatch Trail No. Billy Goat features a complete line of product solutions for residential, commercial, rental and municipal needs. Winthrop, WA 0 14.7 mi 23.6 km #19 West Fork Pasayten … This route includes approximately 7 miles of blowdown hell through burn areas that have not and most likely will not be maintained again. Billy Goat Trail Intermediate. It is about four air miles from the Billy Goat Trailhead and 18 air miles north of the community of Mazama, Washington. Total distance: 108 miles (37 bike / 71 hike) Vertical gain: 20700' Day 1: Bike from Billy Goat TH to Thirtymile TH Hike Chewuch and Tungsten trails to 5800', then off-trail to Boundary Trail and camp on south ridge. Trail No. Founded in 1967, Billy Goat prides itself on the innovation, productivity and quality of its products. Part 1 of 6 parts, the whole series showing an 8-day backpacking trip in Washington's Pasayten Wilderness. The Pasayten Wilderness is one of the largest wildernesses in the state of Washington and one of the largest in the contiguous United States. Post by dixhuit » August 3rd, 2011, 12:54 am We set aside this time months ago to do the loop around Three Sisters, but that’s clearly not happening this year. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association This hike was done as a loop, which I call the Hidden Lakes - Ashnola River Loop. Much of the Billy Goat/Larch Creek trail system passes through the aftermath of the 2017 Diamond Creek fire, a campfire gone bad that burned more than 125,000 acres in the U.S. and Canada. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et est accessible toute l'année. Source: Inciweb. Then, enjoy the campsite or join in a day hike to Lost River Gorge or Lucky Pass. When you reach the bottom, cross Drake Creek on a bridge and intersect with the Larch Creek trail, the ultimate destination of this trail. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Enjoy views of many peaks as you walk through the forest in the Billy Goat drainage. This past past week, I returned to the Pasayten Wilderness with Lynn and our two dogs Boomer (1) and Jilly (3). From Billy Goat Trailhead, beginning at the upper, hiker trailhead, follow Hidden Lakes Trail #477, to the right, for 4 miles, then turn right onto Drake Creek Trail #502A, at 3.1 miles turn right onto Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass Trail #502 and travel 4.9 miles over Billy Goat Pass and back to Billy Goat … Soon you're climbing flower strewn McCall Gulch, approximately 4 miles from the previous night’s campsite or 2 miles from Larch Pass. Enjoy views of many peaks as you walk through the forest in the Billy Goat drainage. If you go straight, you will simply make a loop to the horse trailhead. Hikes. Mehaffey: 997-2512. mehaffey@wenatcheeworld.com. This five day, four night adventure begins at the 4,800 foot-high Billy Goat trailhead. Provides access to: Hidden Lakes Trail #477, Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass Trail #502, Burch Mountain Trail #538 and Billy Goat Pass/Eightmile Pass Loop Trail within Pasayten Wilderness. AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. This central portion of the Pasayten Wilderness is best accessed via the Billy Goat Trailhead. Hikers can make loop trips to the Sheep Mountain area by using the East Fork Pasayten Trail #451 over Dollar Watch Pass or turning up McCall Gultch Trail #548 or the Boundary Trail #533 over Bunker Hill (there trails were burned over in 2006 burn and are impassable to stock). Several trails remain closed, including: Billy Goat Trailhead; Hidden Lakes Trail No. Rest here, soaking in the views. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Wildflowers are abundant, so be sure to enjoy the views on the ground just as much as the views up above. At a Glance. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District. Billy Goat is a premier designer and manufacturer of outdoor property cleanup products such as aerators, sod cutters, brushcutters, blowers, lawn vacuums and debris loaders. The Billy Goat trail is a popular access trail that allows hikers to trek deep within the Pasayten Wilderness. Sean and I spent four days bagging some peaks on a loop hike in the Pasayten Wilderness from June 25-28. Peaks like Nanny Goat, Billy Goat, Lost, Many Trails, Lago, Ptargmigan, Three Pinnacles North and Monument Peak. Route from Billy Goat Trailhead: Hidden Lakes, out and back to Ptarmigan Peak via Tatoosh Buttes (165 blowdowns), Big Hidden Lake to East Fork Pasayten, … Horse riders can take a steep trail near the hitch rails or ride the road to the upper hiker trailhead. 1998 - Summerland at Mt. Proceed another 2.5 miles to a nice campsite along Larch Creek or continue up to Larch Pass. The Billy Goat trail is a popular access trail that allows hikers to trek deep within the Pasayten Wilderness. Looking for a great trail in Pasayten Wilderness, Washington? Pasayten Wilderness – Tatoosh Buttes, 48 Miles. Hiker Headlines: Highway Closures, Avalanche Info, Outdoor Economy, Firefighters Wanted, Wanapum Planning. Our visit will correspond with the peak of wildflower season. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. From Winthrop travel north on Okanogan County Road 1213 (West Chewuch Road) for 9 miles. You could even make a loop trip out of it by revisiting the 7,500-foot pass at the top of McCall Gulch. September 16th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments. Pasayten Wilderness : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. Any car should be fine. Andrews Creek Trail 504, Billy Goat Trail 502A, Boundary Trail 533, Corral Lake Trail 502C, Dean Creek Trail 456, Diamond Jack Trail 514, Eightmile Trail 532, Falls Creek Trail 518, Hidden Lakes Trail 477, Lake Creek Trail 500, Larch Creek Trail 502, McCall's Gulch Trail 548, Monument Trail 484, East Fork Pasayten Trail 451, Robinson Creek Trail 478, Tatoosh Buttes Trail 485 ... Pasayten Wilderness Loop 42.3 mi 68.1 km • 5,789' Up 1764.44 m Up • 5,788' Down 1764.12 m Down. Note that being comfortable with rock scrambles is needed on this more rigorous route.On day four, wake up and wave goodbye to the Pasayten high country. Loop trips can be made with the Sheep Mountain area by using the East Fork Pasayten Trail No. Make this area your home for the next two nights.Day three is the “choose you own adventure day” – there are many options from the area around Peeve Pass and they are all wonderful! Provides access to : Hidden Lakes Trail #477, Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass Trail #502, Burch Mountain Trail #538 and Billy Goat Pass/Eightmile Pass Loop Trail within Pasayten Wilderness. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. At the top of McCall Gulch you’ll reach the 7,500 ft trail highpoint. ... 2.7 mi 4.4 km #18 Billy Goat Trail. 1998 - Billy Goat loop (Pasayten Wilderness) with Chris Hogg. With its big valleys, open wildspaces, high ridges and beautiful rivers, the Methow Valley Ranger District's 1.3 million acres extends from near the town of Twisp Washington to the crest of the Cascade Mountains in the Pasayten Wilderness. Two seasonal creeks flow nearby, but don't expect water later in the summer and fall.Day two takes you into the sublime high country! Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. - Chris, John, Matthew. Note that the trail is faint in places as it crosses meadows, but the route-finding isn’t too difficult.• Swim in Quartz Lake contained in a cirque below Quartz Mountain.• Scramble up 8,274 ft Sheep Mountain – off trail experience needed. Billy Goat Trailhead. hard. Located on the boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness, Burch Mountain could be done in an easy day unlike many of the other mountains beyond. ... Green Trails – #18 Pasayten Peak, # 19 Billy Goat Mountain, #50 Washington Pass USFS, Methow Valley Ranger District (509) 996-4003. Intermediate. For most people in Washington, the Pasayten Wilderness, nestled between North Cascades National Park on the west and Canada on the north, is just out of reach for a day hike. Andrea Imler. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. 533 over Bunker Hill. Pasayten Wilderness. It was sobering to see the charred landscape. Billy Goat Pass/Eightmile Pass Loop Trail. You’ll come to the horse parking lot first. Follow Eightmile Creek Road for 15 miles to the end at Billy Goat Trailhead. September 16th, 2010 No comments. Filter Copy to my Lists Share Explore Pasayten Wilderness - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. Turn left on to the Forest Service Road 5130 (Eightmile Creek Road) and follow the signs for 17 miles to the Billy Goat Trailhead. Winthrop, WA Intermediate. We hiked over the pass quickly with no views due to dense trees. Home > Pasayten, Trip Report > Larch Pass Loop: Day 1: Billy Goat Corral to Billy Goat Pass Larch Pass Loop: Day 1: Billy Goat Corral to Billy Goat Pass. Larch Creek Trail #502 takes you back to the Billy Goat Trailhead. If you are starting from the horse trailhead (an extra mile), continue straight and to the right when you reach the junction. 548; Drake Trail No. Pasayten Wilderness—July 26-31. Billy Goat loop at the Canadian border. Sheep Mountain 8274', Pasayten Wilderness Up until yesterday I'd never had that perfect Pasayten trip ( snow in May , snow in June , record-setting heat in June , downpour in October , etc.). The next 3.7 miles provide you with babbling brooks, possible late-melting snow patches and finally scattered larch and fir trees at Peeve Pass. Billy Goat Trailhead. Enjoy views of many peaks as you walk through the forest in the Billy Goat drainage. Former Lookouts. State: Washington. But since going in the wilderness via this popular trail already requires you to climb half-way up Burch Mountain, its hard to resist this short spur 2 mile trail to the summit. A side trail at the pass takes you to lovely campsites surrounded by, you guessed it, larch trees. Part 6 of 6 parts, the whole series showing an 8-day backpacking trip in Washington's Pasayten Wilderness. The Wilderness encompasses almost 150 peaks over 7,500 feet in elevation, 160 or more bodies of water, and at least as many waterways, some turbulent enough to have carved sharp canyons with sheer walls. Pasayten Wilderness Access: From Highway 20 just west of Winthrop, take the West Chewuch River Road north. We left Redmond around 10am and reached Winthrop at 2pm. Travel the Hidden Lakes Trail 477 for 4 miles to Drake Creek; Larch Creek trails branches to the right at this point. July 30, 2017, 12:22 p.m. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Andrews Creek Trail to Cathedral Lakes is a 38.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Loomis, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Behind you at the junction, you will see Billy Goat Mountain. If you start from the hiker trailhead, you will reach the junction with the Hidden Lakes trail on the left. The extent of the impacts to trails from that trailhead will be better known after burn severity assessments are made, he said. 548 or the Boundary Trail No. 100 feet past the pass take a side trail on the right which contours around a south-facing slope above timberline to the summit. Trail connections along this trail make many loop … Billy Goat is a premier designer and manufacturer of outdoor property cleanup products such as aerators, sod cutters, brushcutters, blowers, lawn vacuums and debris loaders. Country: United States. Diamond Creek Fire Update: the fire is burning in the steep slopes of the Diamond Creek drainage of the Pasayten Wilderness. From the Billy Goat trailhead, the Hidden Lakes trail climbs roughly 700 feet over 2 miles along the eastside of the Eightmile Creek drainage with big views of Big Craggy and Eightmile Peak to the west. Enjoy views of many peaks as you walk through the forest in the Billy Goat drainage. 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