Windy Peak Trail #342


This trail travels uphill for approximately 2.5 miles from the Long Swamp Campground and Windy Peak Trailhead to the Pasayten Wilderness boundary. From here the trail continues through areas of burned lodgepole pine to “Two Bear Camp” which is where water is available. The trail travels through the burned timber and open hillsides on its climb to Windy Peak where it continues on past the summit to the Boundary Trail #533 at Horseshoe Basin. The total trail length is 11.5 miles. Windy Peak has amazing panoramic views of the North Cascades and the surrounding area. On a clear day Mt. Baker is visible. Windy Lake is a side trip off trail to the north of Windy Peak.

At a Glance

Fees Northwest Forest Pass is required to park.
Open Season: Mid-July
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Tonasket, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Windy Peak trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Tonasket Ranger District.

General Information


From the town of Loomis, travel north on County road #9425 for 2 miles to junction of #9425 and County road #4066. Turn West on County road #4066 which becomes Forest Service Road #39. Drive on Forest Service Road #39 for 20 miles to junction of Forest Service Road #39 and Forest Service Road #3900-300 at the Long Swamp Campground. Trailhead is next to Long Swamp Campground. 



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  Area/Length : 
11.5 miles