Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 8

SNOQUALMIE PASS to STEVENS PASS: It's you and the mountain goats on this 56.7-mile stretch along the crest of Alpine Lakes Wilderness to colorful meadows exploding with paintbrush and tiger lilies.
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SNOQUALMIE PASS to STEVENS PASS: It's you and the mountain goats on this 56.7-mile stretch along the crest of Alpine Lakes Wilderness to colorful meadows exploding with paintbrush and tiger lilies.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 91.3

Waypoints

PCT1575

Location: 47.4226684570312, -121.412002563477

From Snoqualmie Pass, head NW to reconnect with PCT

PCT1576

Location: 47.4272003173828, -121.415336608887

Head E from the PCT trailhead

PCT1577

Location: 47.4253158569336, -121.405670166016

Cross creeklet; continue N

PCT1578

Location: 47.4396324157715, -121.397903442383

Stay R @ jct. with Commonwealth Basin Trail

PCT1579

Location: 47.4375, -121.39330291748

Cross creek

PCT1580

Location: 47.4515647888184, -121.378730773926

Continue NE along steep saddle with awesome views

PCT1581

Location: 47.4624671936035, -121.367835998535

Great camp between Gravel and Ridge Lakes

PCT1582

Location: 47.4716415405273, -121.34090423584

In 50 yds., pass Kenny Spring; named by Scott Williamson for his former hiking partner Kenny Gould (the man who inspired the PCT yo-yo attempt)

PCT1583

Location: 47.4765510559082, -121.328269958496

Walk the Huckleberry Saddle; Chikamin Peak rises to the E

PCT1584

Location: 47.4523315429688, -121.295448303223

Stay straight @ Mineral Creek Trail jct.

PCT1585

Location: 47.4529495239258, -121.284370422363

Cross a saddle with great views

PCT1586

Location: 47.4568328857422, -121.275848388672

Head NE; Spectacle Lake lies to the NW

PCT1587

Location: 47.4596824645996, -121.271583557129

Cross Delate Creek

PCT1588

Location: 47.4601516723633, -121.266799926758

Cross creek

PCT1589

Location: 47.4692001342773, -121.258033752441

Bear L @ Pete Lake Trail jct.

PCT1590

Location: 47.4763488769531, -121.261779785156

Cross Lemah Creek; campsites; head N toward Lemah Meadow

PCT1591

Location: 47.4829330444336, -121.259284973145

Creek crossing

PCT1592

Location: 47.4841346740723, -121.259613037109

Stay straight; Lemah Meadow Trail enters from the R

PCT1593

Location: 47.4901351928711, -121.259353637695

Cross creek

PCT1594

Location: 47.4930152893066, -121.256896972656

Creek crossing

PCT1595

Location: 47.5032157897949, -121.237419128418

Pass inlet to tarn

PCT1596

Location: 47.4989013671875, -121.213081359863

Bear L @ Waptus Burn Trail jct.

PCT1597

Location: 47.5160179138184, -121.21053314209

Veer R

PCT1598

Location: 47.515983581543, -121.196647644043

Cross Wapatus Creek

PCT1599

Location: 47.5066833496094, -121.171684265137

Stay straight @ Waptus River Trail jct.

PCT1600

Location: 47.5057983398438, -121.170883178711

Continue straight @ Spade Trail jct.

PCT1601

Location: 47.5075149536133, -121.155136108398

Pass a nice camp at creek

PCT1602

Location: 47.5353660583496, -121.137748718262

Spinola Creek Trail

PCT1603

Location: 47.536750793457, -121.137680053711

Continue straight @ trail jct.; nice camping

PCT1604

Location: 47.5504989624023, -121.129486083984

Head N around Cathedral Rock; nearby creek

PCT1605

Location: 47.5772514343262, -121.143836975098

Continue straight, heading N

PCT1607

Location: 47.5895004272461, -121.14835357666

Cross creek

PCT1608

Location: 47.6296844482422, -121.145851135254

Bear R @ trail jct. toward Deception Lake

PCT1609

Location: 47.6333503723144, -121.142768859863

Set up camp at Deception Lake

PCT1610

Location: 47.6630325317383, -121.14013671875

Stay R @ jct.

PCT1611

Location: 47.6988983154297, -121.091232299805

Head NE around Hope Lake

PCT1612

Location: 47.7189674377441, -121.06111907959

Stay L @ Y; trail curves around Lake Susan Jane to the NW

PCT1613

Location: 47.7466163635254, -121.088348388672

Reach US 2; L to Skykomish (deli/trail angels);

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Kenny Spring in 50 yards

Location: 47.4715347290039, -121.34090423584

Kenny Spring: Named by Scott Williamson for his former hiking partner Kenny Gould. ©Jack Haskel

Light through lichen-draped conifers

Location: 47.4371337890625, -121.387145996094

An otherworldy glow streams through a thick grove. ©Jack Haskel