Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 13

HARTS PASS to CANADA: The last 34-mile leg of the PCT might be one of the grandest, and possibly the least-traveled. In the remote Pasatayen Wilderness, hikers are the minority compared to the prized wildlife populations (grizzlies, gray wolves, lynx).
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HARTS PASS to CANADA: The last 34-mile leg of the PCT might be one of the grandest, and possibly the least-traveled. In the remote Pasatayen Wilderness, hikers are the minority compared to the prized wildlife populations (grizzlies, gray wolves, lynx).

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 54.2

Waypoints

PCT1737

Location: 48.7211685180664, -120.670234680176

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

PCT1738

Location: 48.7241172790527, -120.664733886719

Creek crossing

PCT1739

Location: 48.7323341369629, -120.677146911621

Stay L @ trail jct.

PCT1740

Location: 48.776683807373, -120.721298217773

Creek crossing

PCT1741

Location: 48.7772331237793, -120.721969604492

Pass camp nestled at the foot of Tamarack Peak

PCT1742

Location: 48.8106155395508, -120.732849121094

Cross Shaw Creek

PCT1743

Location: 48.8210487365723, -120.734382629395

Pass camp; continue N

PCT1744

Location: 48.8344497680664, -120.735847473145

Creek crossing

PCT1745

Location: 48.8397331237793, -120.737686157227

Stay straight @ Holman Pass trail jct.

PCT1746

Location: 48.8525657653809, -120.747779846191

Creek crossing

PCT1747

Location: 48.8580322265625, -120.743919372559

Pass great camp with spring

PCT1748

Location: 48.8629989624023, -120.742469787598

Pass a spring

PCT1749

Location: 48.8828010559082, -120.762199401855

Bear L @ jct.; ascend to Woody Pass

PCT1750

Location: 48.8851509094238, -120.767402648926

Woody Pass; head N

PCT1751

Location: 48.9267845153809, -120.765502929688

Spur to Hopkins Lake on R

PCT1752

Location: 48.9258842468262, -120.767082214355

Hopkins Lake, a round lake nestled in a cirque, is a great place to camp your last night on the trail. Head NE to Hopkins Pass

PCT1753

Location: 48.9292678833008, -120.762702941895

Head N from Hopkins Pass; Blizzard Peak rises to the NE

PCT1754

Location: 48.9560661315918, -120.780632019043

Head N to Castle Pass

PCT1755

Location: 48.9779510498047, -120.789817810059

Cross creek; look to the SE for Mt. Winthrop's pointed peak

PCT1756

Location: 48.9972839355469, -120.805130004883

Cross creek

PCT1757

Location: 49.0019683837891, -120.801750183105

Creek crossing

PCT1758

Location: 49.0002670288086, -120.802085876465

Monument 78 marks the US-Canada border

PCT1759

Location: 49.0022010803223, -120.803031921387

Pass an excellent camp

PCT1760

Location: 49.002498626709, -120.803619384766

Creek crossing

PCT1761

Location: 49.0328483581543, -120.773834228516

Cross creek

PCT1762

Location: 49.036449432373, -120.763763427734

"PCT Camp"

PCT1763

Location: 49.0377006530762, -120.763717651367

Stay straight @ jct. with Frosty Mtn. Trail

PCT1764

Location: 49.0471496582031, -120.764533996582

Keep straight @ jct. with Windy Joe Rd.

PCT1765

Location: 49.0574340820312, -120.775497436523

Trail curves to the W

PCT1766

Location: 49.060115814209, -120.789199829102

Pass beaver dam ponds

PCT1767

Location: 49.0638847351074, -120.798164367676

Head E towards HWY 3 and Manning Park Lodge

PCT1768

Location: 49.0637512207031, -120.799369812012

Trailhead. To reach HWY 3, turn R onto Gibson Pass Rd.

PCT1769

Location: 49.0637321472168, -120.785453796387

HWY 3 in Manning Provincial Park.

More PCT: Previous Section

Manning Provincial Park

Location: 48.9992828369141, -120.801376342773

©Jack Haskel

Pop the bubbly

Location: 49.0005950927734, -120.801704406738

A thru-hiker prepares to celebrate after reaching the border. ©Jack Haskel

Jack at the border

Location: 48.9992828369141, -120.800720214844

BACKPACKER's map contributor 2,600 miles later, at the Canadian border. ©Jack Haskel

Basking in the glow

Location: 48.9996109008789, -120.802360534668

A hiker sits at the nothern terminus. ©Jack Haskel

Treaty of 1840 Marker

Location: 49.0003776550293, -120.801483154297

The offical US-Canada border. ©Jack Haskel

Wildlife

Location: 48.9142570495606, -120.745910644531

A few locals cross a meadow. ©Jack Haskel

Open slopes

Location: 48.957820892334, -120.76399230957

©Jack Haskel

Ridgeline

Location: 48.8841323852539, -120.746376037598

©Jack Haskel