Grassy Top #503

Area Status: Open

From Pass Creek Pass the trail follows the ridgeline to Grassy Top Mountain. Trail winds through subalpine fir and small open meadows.

From the North Fork Harvey Creek the trail follows an old roadbed for 75% of the route. Steady uphill grades mixed with steep grades through dense conifer stands.

To go from one trailhead to the other is a difficult 7.8 mile one way.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Be aware of bear and mountain lion in the area.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Metaline Falls, WA
Information Center: Trail Map provided by

General Information


Use Pass Creek Pass Trailhead or North Fork Harvey Creek Trailhead.

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Pass Creek

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

  • Great ridgeline hike from Pass Creek Pass.
Difficulty Level: Difficult


Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

  • Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear.
  • Other species of interest are bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and other bird species.

Viewing Plants

  • Alpine plants, shrubs, and trees.

Viewing Scenery

  • Spectacular views of surrounding peaks in the Selkirk Mountains.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
7.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
3,914 ft. - 6,253 ft.