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Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Region

Very Difficult


59.4 mile 95.6 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Very Difficult


Ascent: 11,556' 3,522 m
Descent: -13,880' -4,231 m
High: 6,304' 1,921 m
Low: 1,548' 472 m


Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)


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Trail shared by Justin S.

A long distance running trail that covers every type of terrain, fauna, and flora imaginable!

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No known closure dates (may be difficult in winter).

Runner Notes

This is a very long and challenging portion of trail that will require multiple days to complete. Bring enough food and water to last you depending on how far you plan to venture. Sturdy hiking boots are highly suggested as well as both warm and cold weather gear.


The Pacific Crest Trail covers thousands of miles from here all the way into California. For this part of the trail you'll venture into some of the most beautiful sights Washington State has to offer. From sweeping valleys to snow covered mountains. Plan accordingly as this trail is not for beginners.

There are plenty scenic opportunities for pictures along the trail so make sure you bring your camera along. About 4 miles in, near Pass Creek, the trail can get boggy with melting snow and rain water, but it should be suitable for the summer season. As you get closer to the 10-mile mark, you'll be near the snow-capped mountain tops of Bonanza Peak which offer much cooler climates to runners.

Between miles 14-16, you'll be able to see the valleys below which contain snow covered ravines and lush forests in the distance. After enjoying the higher peaks, the trail winds back down through the valleys to the Glacier Peak area.

Flora & Fauna

Ferns, salmonberry, vine maple, alder, big leaf maple, western hemlock, Douglas fir, and western red cedar make up the majority of the flora and fauna here.

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Views of the valley below from the Pacific Crest Trail
Apr 24, 2015 near Stehekin, WA
Snowy cliffs
Apr 24, 2015 near Stehekin, WA


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