Rainy Pass Trailhead (north side of Hwy 20)

Area Status: Unreachable

This trailhead in forested area, gives access to the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 north of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and south of Pasayten Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current trail information
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Recreational pass required. $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead.
Open Season: Late June
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Stock not allowed on Rainy Lake Trail or Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop Trail. 
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Winthrop, Washington, drive State Route 20 west about 35 miles to Rainy Pass, turn right onto the short road to this trailhead on the northside of the highway.

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Picnic tables for day use only, not overnight camping
Interpretive Site interpretive information
Toilets vault toilets at trailhead only
Fee charged for some activities Recreation pass required (self-pay station available)
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