Trail #2000 Pacific Crest, William O. Douglas

Area Status: Unknown

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

Access the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 traveling north into William O. Douglas Wilderness is from White Pass near Leech Lake. Stock users should use the trailhead northeast of the lake.

From here the trail leaves US-12 and climbs 2 miles to Deer Lake.  From Deer lake the trail enters mostly forested, subalpine terrain, dotted with many small lakes.  After 5.5 miles, the trail passes Beusch Lake and continues another mile to Jess Lake. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail runs along the 27 mile crest of the William O. Douglas Wilderness.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/1/2021: Trail conditions unknown at this time. Snow on the Pacific Crest Trail often remains in the high country into late July.
Permit Info: Wilderness permit is required. Permits are free and self issued at trailheads. 
  • Wilderness Regulations apply in the Wilderness. 
  • No campfires are permitted at Dewey Lake. 
  • Please camp at least 100 feet from lakes and the Pacific Crest Trail to protect fragile vegetation.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at White Pass Day Use/Boat Launch/Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Packwood, Washington travel east on US Highway 12 for 19.9 miles and arrive at Leech Lake Campground on the left (Forest Road 498). Look for trailhead parking area. 

See alsoWhite Pass Day Use/Boat Launch/Trailhead on the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF.



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  Area/Length : 
13.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
4450' - 5600'


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