Easy Pass Trailhead

  

Provides access to Easy Pass and Fisher Creek Trail in the North Cascade National Park on the south side of the pass.

A backcountry permit is required from North Cascades National Park to camp on the National Park. A pemit can be obtained at the National Park Service office in Marblemount or week-days at Methow Valley Ranger District office in Winthrop.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: current conditions
Fees A recreation pass is required for parking. $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead.
Permit Info: A national park backcountry permit is required for overnight camping in the national park. A permit can be obtained at the National Park Service office in Marblemount or week-days at Methow Valley Range District in Winthrop.
Open Season: Late July
Usage: Light
Best Season: August-September
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: No camping at the pass. Trail is closed to horses, mountain bikes, and motorbikes. The national park does not allow campfires at Fisher Camp or the Fisher Creek Basin - be sure to carry a stove if you plan an overnight stay. Dogs are not allowed in the national park.
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: vault toilet at Trailhead
Passes: A recreation pass is required for parking. $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District  http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/okawen/recarea/?recid=59073

General Information

Directions:

From Winthrop, drive about 40 miles west on State Route 20 (or 46 miles east from Marblemount) to Easy Pass Trailhead. The trailhead is on the south side of the highway.


Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

This trail offers magnificent views, especially in the fall when the larches turn gold. Once you cross over the pass you are in the North Cascades National Park.

Day Hiking


Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.9 miles

  Elevation : 
3500 feet

 



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