Clackamas Mountain

Hike along a ridge top in eastern Washington's Okanogan Highlands with views, large Ponderosa Pines, larches and wildflowers. It can be done as an out-and-back or a loop trip, roughly 9 miles with 2,400 feet of elevation gain. It is part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

Getting There

Drive SR-20 to 31 miles east of Tonasket (8.5 miles west of Republic) and turn left (north) into the Sweat Creek Picnic Area and trailhead (3,550 ft).

On the Trail

Hike to Clackamas Mountain on the Clackama Mountain Trail (No. 310). The gain is moderate at first but steepens to get to the ridge top.  There are some view along the way, large Ponderosa Pines, Larches, and wildflowers in spring and summer. Return the way you came or make it a look trip by returning on the Sweat Creek Basin Trail or the Pass Spring Trail.

  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • 5,443 ft
  • Land Manager: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests
    Tonasket Ranger District (OWNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Wauconda Summit
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