Cady Ridge & Pacific Crest Trail


Backpack - Cady Creek & Little Wenatchee River Loop

A three day backpack to one of the most scenic stretches of PCT. Magnificent views of Glacier Peak and more including Kodak Peak and meander through Meander Meadows.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 21.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,800 ft


Plan to hike up Little Wenatchee River, spend first night at Dishpan Gap and then second night at Cady Pass. Optional side trips to Kodak Peak and Benchmark Mountain. Return to trailhead via Cady Creek.


Cady Ridge & Pacific Crest Trail

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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