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East Fork Pasayten River

North Cascades


North Cascades -- Pasayten


10.0 miles, one-way


Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 7000 ft.


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The East Fork Pasayten River trail meanders through a valley between Hidden Lakes Trail in the west and Larch Creek Trail in the east. Enjoy the refreshing sound and spray of the East Fork Pasayten River as you follow this trail through a burn area from 2006. If you are traveling east-to-west, you will see Two Point Mountain and Ashnola Mountain on your right and Dollar Watch Mountain and the distant Island Mountain on the left. 

Beginning in the east and traveling west, the very first section of the trail involves a few switchbacks up to Dollar Pass, which encapsulate most of the elevation gain. They quickly fade into steady ascents and descents as you walk through the valley. The trail itself is not too difficult, however there are a number of blowdowns throughout the trail that require some traversing. Many hikers enjoy using this trail for backpacking through Hidden Lakes, Larch Creek, and accessing the Boundary Trail.

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East Fork Pasayten River

Map & Directions


North Cascades -- Pasayten

East Fork Pasayten River (#451)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

Getting There

There is no trailhead for the East Fork Pasayten River trail. The west end of the trail is at the Hidden Lakes Trail (477) at 48.9385, -120.5105
The east end is found at the Larch Creek Trail (502) at 48.8635, -120.3664.


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