Lone Mountain Fire - Trail Closures
The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »
USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20
Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.
Accessibility at Washington Pass Overlook
Just 400 feet (250 meters) long this level, paved trail passes through sub-alpine forest to a spectacular view of Liberty Bell Mountain and Early Winters Spires. This viewpoint is an excellent place to see the golden colored larch trees in autumn. The trail continues, looping back to the parking area, with stairs and steep grades that may limit travel for some. Accessible parking and restrooms, information station, benches, picnic tables and interpretive signs add to the pleasure of this breathtaking stop. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at this location. Snow covers this area until early-July, contact the Methow Valley Ranger Station at 509-996-4000 for current trail conditions.
Did You Know?
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