Pacific Crest Trail #2000 (Naches North)

The Pacific Crest Trail North leaves White Pass and travels north to Chinook Pass along the Cascade Crest.

At a Glance

Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required-free permit available at trail head
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer-Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations Apply
Closest Towns: Naches, WA - Packwood, WA
Water: Non-potable
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Northwest Forest Pass, Interagency Annual/Senior/Access or Golden Age/Access Passes Accepted
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


The PCT is accessed from U.S. Highway 12 at White Pass.  The trailhead is located at the end of forest road 498,  The entrance to 498 is off U.S.Highway 12 a 1/4 mile east of the summit.

General Notes:

The PCT Trailhead is located across fromWhite Pass (Leech) Lake boat Launch.  If you follow the road it will loop around through the fee campground.  White Pass Horse Camp is located east of the trailhead on a loop road.


Trailhead parking will accomodate eight vehicles.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Camping

Horse Riding