Pleasant Valley Loop Trail #999


The trail within William O. Douglas Wilderness leaves Hell's Crossing, heads west along the north side of Highway 410 to just beyond Union Creek Trailhead. 

Crossing via the bridge on State Route 410, it loops back into the Wilderness along the south side of Highway 410. 

Relatively level, this is a good first adventure for camping and hiking with young children.  It is used primarily as a winter cross-country ski trail.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Union Creek trailhead. Washington State Sno-Park permit required during winter months.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Naches Ranger District, (509) 653 1401

General Information


The trail can be accessed off Highway 410 at several locations:  Hell's Crossing Trailhead, Union Creek Trailhead, Crow Creek Way Trailhead, or Fife's Ridge Trailhead to the north of 410.

General Notes:

Trail currently closed at Pinus Creek bridge due to washout.


Hell's Crossing, no facilities Parking for two horse trailers and four cars. No Fee

Fife's Ridge, no facilities Parking for one horse trailer and three cars.  No fee

Union Creek has an outhouse and parking for 6 cars. FEE SITE

Crow Lake Way has outhouses, hitch rails and Parking for five horse trailers and eight cars. FEE SITE



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  Area/Length : 
14.0 miles

  Elevation : 
3200 - 3600