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East Fork Pasayten River

North Cascades > Pasayten
47.3865, -121.3848
10.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
2,400 feet
Highest Point
7,000 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers
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Connect to Hidden Lakes and/or Larch Creek via this trail and enjoy a walk through lush vegetation and prominent peaks. Continue reading

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Hiking East Fork Pasayten River

The East Fork Pasayten River trail meanders through a valley between Hidden Lakes Trail in the west and Larch Creek Trail in the east. Enjoy the refreshing sound and spray of the East Fork Pasayten River as you follow this trail through a burn area from 2006. If you are traveling east-to-west, you will see Two Point Mountain and Ashnola Mountain on your right and Dollar Watch Mountain and the distant Island Mountain on the left. 

Beginning in the east and traveling west, the very first section of the trail involves a few switchbacks up to Dollar Pass, which encapsulate most of the elevation gain. They quickly fade into steady ascents and descents as you walk through the valley. The trail itself is not too difficult, however there are a number of blowdowns throughout the trail that require some traversing. Many hikers enjoy using this trail for backpacking through Hidden Lakes, Larch Creek, and accessing the Boundary Trail.

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Hike Description Written by
McKenzie Carlson, WTA Correspondent

East Fork Pasayten River

Map & Directions

Before You Go

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

There is no trailhead for the East Fork Pasayten River trail. The west end of the trail is at the Hidden Lakes Trail (477) at 48.9385, -120.5105
The east end is found at the Larch Creek Trail (502) at 48.8635, -120.3664.

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North Cascades > Pasayten

East Fork Pasayten River (#451)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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East Fork Pasayten River

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