Napeequa Valley

The Boulder Pass and Little Giant Pass trails lead to the Naapeequa Valley, one of the most awesome, revered and wildest valleys in the state. The route to the pass is lined with flower-covered meadows, giant old growth trees and views of granite-spired Clark Mountain and the White Mountains.

getting there

boulder pass approach

From US 2 at Coles Corner, turn north onto SR 207. In 4 miles, bear left onto North Shore Road, continue  6.2 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 6400 (White River Road). Drive 10.3 miles to the trailhead at the road's end (2,300 ft).

little giant pass

From US 2 at Coles Corner, turn north onto SR 207. In 4 miles, bear right onto Chiwawa Loop Road, continue 1.3 miles, and turn left onto Forest Road 26 (Chiwawa River Road). Continue 19 miles to the trailhead (2,600 ft).

On the trail

Napeequa Valley via Boulder Pass

Hike the Boulder Pass Trail to Boulder Pass (6,300 ft) and into the Napeequa Valley (4,400 ft to 5,000 ft) for a 37-mile round trip backpack with 6,500 feet of elevation gain, heading northwest along the river to Louis Creek or heading southeast long the river to reach Little Giant Pass for a longer trip. A trip to Boulder Pass is 23.4 miles round trip with 4,000 feet of elevation gain.

Napeequa Valley via Little Giant Pass

Hike the Little Giant Pass Trail to Little Giant Pass (6,400 ft) and into the Napeequa Valley (4,400 ft to 5,000 ft) for a 24-mile round trip backpacking trip with 6,400 feet of elevation gain. A day hike to Little Giant Pass is 10 miles round trip with 4,000 feet of elevation gain.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 37.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft
  • 6,400 ft
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  • Green Trails Holden No. 113
  • Green Trails Wenatchee Lake No. 145
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  • Napeequa Valley via Boulder Pass
  • Napeequa Valley via Little Giant Pass
  • Boulder Pass
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