This trail is the main east-west trail crossing the Pasayten Wilderness and tying together the other major access trails. The route varies from timbered valleys to long sidehills and high ridge routes. Much of the eastern position of the trail is above timberline. This trail is heavily used, and connects to the Pacific Crest Trail.
At a Glance
||Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
$5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass, or its equivalent (Golden Age, Golden Access, America the Beautiful Pass) required for parking at trailhead. ($5/vehicle/day pass can be purchased at the trailhead.) Provided for you convenience: Parking area, self-pay station, bulletin board, picnic table, vault toilet, and trash can.
||Wilderness use restrictions apply.
Certified weed-free hay or certified weed-free hay pellets are required on National Forest lands (processed grains are okay).
From Tonasket take Okanogan County Road 9437 (Hwy 7) north about 5.5 miles to County Road 9425. Turn east on County Road 9425 and travel about 12 miles to Loomis. From Loomis continue on County Road 9425 for about 2 miles to County Road 4066. Turn east on County Road 4066, which becomes Forest Service Road 39 (Toats Coulee Road). Travel 14 miles and turn right on Forest Service Road 500 (Irongate Road), following it 5.2 miles to the trailhead.