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Best hike to Cutthroat Pass

The 5.3 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Rainy Pass to Cutthroat Pass is one of the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Clemson, South Carolina
Go to go

A great drive getting there and short enough hike to get to trail and enjoy some great views and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Lake Stevens, Washington
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

The 5.3 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Rainy Pass to Cutthroat Pass is one of the most scenic stretches in Washington state. Gaining around 2,000 feet in elevation along a moderately graded and well maintained trail, the hike is really only moderately...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A great drive getting there and short enough hike to get to trail and enjoy some great views and still can get back to car. For added enjoyment try and get a spot at hearts pass. Only 4 spots and first come only but well...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank superablefour
Reviewed 4 September 2016

There are several sections of the PCT that are accessible for day hikes. Cutthroat Pass trail starts on the N.side of Rainy Pass at a trailhead with parking. This trail takes you to the Cutthroat Pass in approx. 5 miles. On the south side of...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Rick L
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Okay, I only took a picture at the sign but I will come back to hike this portion to add to the other sections I've backpacked.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mark V
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The little mountain towns of Mazama and Winthrop, WA are great places to stock up or unwind after hiking on the reknown Pacific Crest Trail. Harts Pass is easy access from the general store in Mazama. The road to the pass is spicy. Camping at...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank austineats
Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you go to Hart's Pass you can hike along the PCT on either the Grasshopper Pass trail or the Windy Pass trail. Both are great hikes. I particularly like the Grasshopper hike in the fall when the larch trees are turning yellow. This hike...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank pshafransky
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We hike the PCT really early in the season at the trail head on snoqualmie pass. There was still plenty of snow covering the trail and even more as we got higher in elevation, eventually we started drifting on and off the trail. Our 8...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Huyzee
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I've only hiked a few sections of the PCT - Rainy Pass to Canada and again around the Harts Pass area. The trail is very well maintained. There are trail crews out there every Spring clearing blow downs, re-routing wash-outs where necessary and the grade...More

Date of experience: August 2011
7  Thank abruzzi_67
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