East Fork Pasayten Trail #451


Valley bottom trail that ascends East Fork of the Pasayten River, mostly in lodgepole forest through and  an old 2006 burn area, Dollar Watch Pass and Larch Creek Trail #502 south of Larch Pass or by turning up the McCall's Creek drainage (trail #458) to the alpine meadow of McCall's Gulch and the junction with Larch Creek Trail #502 north of Larch Pass.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions information. Trail was burned over in 2006. Many down trees on trail, not maintained often, impassable for stock.
Fees $5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead.
Permit Info: Free, available at the trailhead, self issue wilderness permits are required when entering Pasayten Wilderness.
Open Season: July
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness use restrictions apply. Certified weed free hay required on national forest lands (processed grains okay).
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: At trailhead only
Passes: Recreation pass required at trailheads.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA   509-996-4000

General Information


Western Terminus: Hidden Lakes Trail #477, north of Big Hidden Lake. Eastern Terminus: Larch Creek Trail #502, north of Three Fools Pass.



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Highlights: This trail makes large loops between Sheep Mountain and Hidden Lakes possible using the same trailhead.

Day Hiking

See additional information under Backpacking.

Horse Riding & Camping

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