Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 12

RAINY PASS to HARTS PASS: This 25.6-mile ridge-to-river leg runs under a glacier-carved outcrop and its centerpiece, the 8,366-foot Golden Horn.
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RAINY PASS to HARTS PASS: This 25.6-mile ridge-to-river leg runs under a glacier-carved outcrop and its centerpiece, the 8,366-foot Golden Horn.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 41.1

Waypoints

PCT1715

Location: 48.5183486938477, -120.732917785645

From Rainy Pass, head N on PCT

PCT1716

Location: 48.5259170532227, -120.731086730957

Cross creek

PCT1717

Location: 48.5444831848144, -120.722953796387

Pass waterfall

PCT1718

Location: 48.5520324707031, -120.709182739258

Nice camp below Cutthroat Pass

PCT1719

Location: 48.5550384521484, -120.700286865234

Stay L @ Cutthroat Pass; savor superb views Okanogan National Forest

PCT1720

Location: 48.5690155029297, -120.686485290527

Set up camp above Granite Pass on ridge overlooking V-shaped valley to the W

PCT1721

Location: 48.5705680847168, -120.688201904297

From Granite Pass, head NNW

PCT1722

Location: 48.5855827331543, -120.718048095703

Creek crossing

PCT1723

Location: 48.58544921875, -120.72038269043

Pass spur to nice, large camp

PCT1724

Location: 48.5821990966797, -120.732864379883

N descent of Methow Pass (nice camp)

PCT1725

Location: 48.585865020752, -120.739097595215

Creek crossing

PCT1726

Location: 48.6179656982422, -120.757530212402

Cross Golden Creek

PCT1727

Location: 48.6270179748535, -120.752952575684

Cross Methow Creek; pass camp

PCT1728

Location: 48.631965637207, -120.749282836914

Cross creek

PCT1729

Location: 48.6355667114258, -120.745216369629

Head straight @ Mebee Pass Trail jct.

PCT1730

Location: 48.6483001708984, -120.708335876465

Cross Brush Creek

PCT1731

Location: 48.6480178833008, -120.707717895508

Go L @ trail jct.

PCT1732

Location: 48.663818359375, -120.731246948242

Pass camp

PCT1733

Location: 48.6700668334961, -120.717933654785

Walk N on ridge top

PCT1734

Location: 48.6744346618652, -120.718482971191

Pass a great camp

PCT1735

Location: 48.6832160949707, -120.705596923828

Continue N; trail curves around Tatie Peak's SE slopes. Refill water @ spring on R of trail near some camps

PCT1736

Location: 48.7023010253906, -120.673652648926

Bear L @ jct. near Rd. 500

PCT1737

Location: 48.7211685180664, -120.670234680176

Trail heads NE from Hart's Pass and campground with bathroom;

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Cutthroat Pass

Location: 48.5558013916016, -120.700614929199

Northern views from Cutthroat Pass ©Jack Haskel

Trail to Cutthroat Pass

Location: 48.5535202026367, -120.704086303711

©Jack Haskel

Granite Pass

Location: 48.5697746276856, -120.686866760254

Views of Granite Pass from campsite. ©Jack Haskel