24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 4.8 miles
- July to September
The trail crosses a bridge over Cutthroat Creek and begins a gentle uphill climb to a trail junction at 1.7 miles. The left trail leads to the lake in 0.25 mile. From the junction the trail gains 1900 feet in the next 3.8 miles to the pass where it meets the Pacific Crest Trail.
Those who wish great views will look out at the towering rugged peaks. Mountain goats are often seen near the pass
Water may be scarce beyond the lake trail junction later in the summer. Be sure to fill water bottles before going on the pass.
No motorized vehicles. No mechanized vehicles allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail. No overnight camping or horses allowed at the lake.
Northwest Forest Pass required. Stock ramp, hitch rail, and pit toilets.