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Pipsissewa Trail

Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
48.7329, -118.9816 Map & Directions
4.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
860 feet
Highest Point
4,420 feet
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Take in beautiful views of Bonaparte Lake, heady pine forest, and beautiful rock gardens in this Eastern Washington escape. Continue reading

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Hiking Pipsissewa Trail

This trail starts from the campground on Bonaparte Lake, and winds up to rock cliffs over looking the lake.

Begin on a carpet mat of needles from pine trees, and then enjoy views of more massive larch and huge Ponderosa pines! Many flower species make up the carpet of flora along the trail, which continues up the ridge and through meadows.

Be alert - moose have been spotted here and they can be temperamental.

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Pipsissewa Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.7329, -118.9816 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Northwest Forest Pass

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

From Tonasket: Take State Route 20 for about 20 miles and turn left on Lake Bonaparte Road. Stay on this road for about 6 miles, until you arrive at the Bonaparte Lake Campground. The trail begins just past the campground.

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Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Pipsissewa (#383)

Colville National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District

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