Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 11

HIGH BRIDGE RANGER STATION to RAINY PASS: Wind along the roaring banks of a steep 1,000-foot gorge on this 18-mile stretch in North Cascades National Park.
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HIGH BRIDGE RANGER STATION to RAINY PASS: Wind along the roaring banks of a steep 1,000-foot gorge on this 18-mile stretch in North Cascades National Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 28.9

Waypoints

PCT1685

Location: 48.3800010681152, -120.838050842285

Pass High Bridge Ranger Station; turn L toward Coon Lake. Side trip: Catch shuttle bus into Stehekin at this point and visit the excellent Stehekin Bakery

PCT1686

Location: 48.3814659118652, -120.834815979004

Stay L

PCT1687

Location: 48.383415222168, -120.834999084473

Stay L @ trail jct.

PCT1688

Location: 48.3882484436035, -120.837249755859

Pass W banks of Coon Lake

PCT1689

Location: 48.3890342712402, -120.837699890137

Stay L @ McGregor Mtn Trail jct.

PCT1690

Location: 48.3967323303223, -120.846633911133

Pass spur to Stehekin Rd.; continue heading NNW

PCT1691

Location: 48.4028663635254, -120.85001373291

Cross McGregor Creek

PCT1692

Location: 48.4079170227051, -120.851669311523

Cross Buzzard Creek

PCT1693

Location: 48.4193344116211, -120.862800598145

Head N @ trail jct.

PCT1694

Location: 48.426082611084, -120.86311340332

Creek crossing

PCT1695

Location: 48.4290008544922, -120.867752075195

Follow the road near Bridge Creek Ranger Station and campground to the NW. NP plans to keep this road closed and turn this campground into a backcountry camping area

PCT1696

Location: 48.4321823120117, -120.871482849121

Bear R onto trail and leave road; head NNE

PCT1697

Location: 48.448600769043, -120.859413146973

Cross Berry Creek

PCT1698

Location: 48.4564514160156, -120.844215393066

Cross bridge over Bridge Creek

PCT1699

Location: 48.4573516845703, -120.843536376953

Pass North Fork Camp with privy

PCT1700

Location: 48.4573173522949, -120.840782165527

Stay straight @ North Fork Trail jct.

PCT1701

Location: 48.4641990661621, -120.816619873047

Cross Maple Creek

PCT1702

Location: 48.4639663696289, -120.785919189453

Pass spur to Six Mile Camp on R

PCT1703

Location: 48.4646148681641, -120.77165222168

Stay straight @ South Fork Trail jct.

PCT1704

Location: 48.465633392334, -120.741401672363

Pass spur to Hide-A-Way Camp

PCT1705

Location: 48.4678344726562, -120.723518371582

Bear L @ Twisp Pass Trail jct.

PCT1706

Location: 48.4832000732422, -120.708084106445

National Park Boundary

PCT1707

Location: 48.4849510192871, -120.707534790039

Cross creek

PCT1708

Location: 48.4957847595215, -120.708801269531

Creek crossing

PCT1709

Location: 48.4967651367188, -120.707420349121

Old PCT route rejoins at this point

PCT1710

Location: 48.5037994384766, -120.717552185059

Pass spur to parking lot

PCT1711

Location: 48.5038185119629, -120.717750549316

Cross Bridge Creek

PCT1712

Location: 48.5041351318359, -120.730346679688

Cross creek

PCT1713

Location: 48.5146827697754, -120.734184265137

Cross WA 20; head N toward Rainy Pass

PCT1714

Location: 48.5183486938477, -120.732917785645

End @ Rainy Pass.

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Rainy Pass

Location: 48.5162010192871, -120.733695983887

©Jack Haskel