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Cady Pass Trail #475


This trail follows the route of an old narrow gauge mining road that was used to access the most successful mine of the area - the Azurite Mine. The trail is mostly on open hillsides and ridge tops. There is no trail bridge over Slate Creek at the beginning of the trail. This crossing may be difficult in high water. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions
Fees No fee.
Open Season: July
Restrictions: Trailers are not allowed on Hart's Pass Road. All motorized recreational vehicles are prohibited on the trail. (You may encounter vehicles permitted of work related mining activities).
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Not required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District  

General Information

Directions: From Winthrop, take Highway 20 west about 14 miles to the Mazama turn off and turn right. At Mazama turn left onto Okanogan County Road 9140, and drive about 18.5 miles to Hart's Pass. (County Road 9140 becomes Forest Service Road 5400 and is also known as Hart's Pass Road.) At Hart's Pass follow FS Road 5400-700 to Chancellor. The trailhead is approximately 5.5 miles from Hart's Pass.



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