Seattle: PCT North from Snoqualmie Pass

Climb 1,300 feet to a sparkling alpine basin dotted with summer wildflowers on this 6.25-mile out-and-back along the Pacific Crest Trail.
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Climb 1,300 feet to a sparkling alpine basin dotted with summer wildflowers on this 6.25-mile out-and-back along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.0

Waypoints

PCT001

Location: 47.4279823303223, -121.413536071777

Pacific Crest Trailhead; head N

PCT002

Location: 47.4320869445801, -121.407051086426

Good viewpoint

PCT003

Location: 47.4331474304199, -121.403869628906

Dramatic views of Guye Peak, Lundin Peak and Red Mtn.

PCT004

Location: 47.4332962036133, -121.403564453125

Leave forest; trail becomes rocky

PCT005

Location: 47.4335861206055, -121.402969360352

Rest stop with dramatic views

PCT006

Location: 47.433895111084, -121.40258026123

Enter Alpine Lakes Wilderness

PCT007

Location: 47.4352912902832, -121.400703430176

View of Commonwealth Basin

PCT008

Location: 47.4372406005859, -121.398628234863

View of small waterfall uphill R of trail

PCT009

Location: 47.4394454956055, -121.397186279297

R @ Y jct.

PCT010

Location: 47.4397964477539, -121.396644592285

Very large Douglas fir L of trail

PCT011

Location: 47.4428291320801, -121.394058227539

Meadow with wildflowers and butterflies in summer

PCT012

Location: 47.4376907348633, -121.393974304199

Large meadow beneath Kendall Peak with views to upper alpine basin. Return via same route