Eightmile Pass/Billy Goat Pass Loop Trail


The trail begins at Billy Goat Trailhead. Follow Hidden Lakes Trail #477 over Eightmile Pass to Drake Creek, follow Drake Creek Trail #502A to Larch Creek Trail #502, then go over Billy Goat Pass back to Billy Goat Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen
Fees A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Permit Info: Free, self issue Wilderness permits are required for the Pasayten Wilderness. They are available at trailheads, headquarters, and the district office. 36 CFR 261.57
Open Season: July
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness use restrictions apply.Certified weed free hay is required on National forestlands (processed grains are okay).
Closest Towns: Winthrop, Wa
Operated By: Forest Service



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  Area/Length : 
13.0 miles


Fire Danger Moderate sign

Fire Restrictions

Outdoor Essentials poster

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No Drone Zone sign

No Drones in Wilderness Areas

Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

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Outdoor Essentials poster

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Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

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