Washington Pass Observation Site


Washington Pass Overlook

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

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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
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.


Accessibility:

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


Directions:

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


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

A very short paved fully accessible trail to viewpoint.

Viewing Plants

Beautiful seasonal plants with alpine larch and colorful shrubs providing spectacular colors.

Viewing Scenery

Short trail to view of Liberty Bell Mountain, Early Winters Spires, and Kangaroo Ridge.

General Info:

General Notes

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


Interpretive Areas

Interpretive signs along trail.

Picnicking

Picnic tables are available at this site for day use.

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
48.52644

  Longitude : 
-120.65016

  Elevation : 
4875