Washington Pass Observation Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Washington Pass Overlook

Short paved fully accessible trail to a stunning view of Liberty Bell Mountain, Early Winters Spires and Kangaroo Ridge.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current forest service road, trail or campground conditions go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Fee not required.
Open Season: July - October
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: No camping.
Closest Towns: Mazama, Wa
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Not required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Access road Highway 20 is closed in the winter months and usually reopens in May.


Short trail flat paved trail to Washington Pass Observation Site is fully accessible.


From Winthrop, drive west 30 miles on Highway 20, turn right onto paved road to Washington Pass Overlook, drive 2 miles to parking area.

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Picnic tables are available at this site for day use.


Toilets Vault toilets are wheelchair accessible.
Accessible Fully accessible, easy, paved trail with no elevation gain.
Picnic tables for day use only. No camping allowed.
Parking paved parking
Interpretive Site interpretive information