West Fork Pasayten Trail #472


Trail begins just north of green gate at Slate Peak parking area. This trail follows the West Fork Pasayten River. Stunning views in meadow and open timber hillside of beginning 2 miles. Rest of trail is mostly in timbered valley bottom next to river.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions information
Fees No pass required in Hart's Pass area.
Permit Info: Free, self-issuing Wilderness permits are required for the Pasayten Wilderness. They are available at trailheads, headquarters, and the district office.
Open Season: July
Best Season: August-September
Busiest Season: August-September
Restrictions: Wilderness use restrictions apply. July Certified weed-free hay or certified weed-free hay pellets are required on National Forest lands (processed grains are okay).
Closest Towns: Mazama, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: At trailhead only
Passes: No pass required in Hart's Pass area.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthop, WA 98862  509-996-4000

General Information


From Winthrop, WA take Highway 20 west for 15 miles, turn right on Lost River Road (county road 1183) and travel 7.5 miles then turn road turns into gravel Forest Road 5400, continue on Forest Road 5400 to Hart's Pass then turn right and follow spur road about 2.5 miles to Slate Peak trailhead. Trail begins just north of green gate at Slate Peak parking area (limited parking at this location). 



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