Rainy Pass to North Fork Bridge Creek

A moderate, 19 mile round backpack descending 2,000 feet on the way in and gaining it back on the way out on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and North Fork Bridge Creek Trail. At the head of the North Fork Bridge Creek a huge cirque sits beneath the ice-hung precipices of Goode Mountain, Storm King Peak, and Mount Logan.

Temporary Closure

Update 7/13/21: SR-20 between milepost 170 and 177 (Silver Star to Early Winters) closed at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12 for fire activities in the area. There is no scheduled time to reopen. Visit the WSDOT SR 20 - North Cascades Highway web page for more information.

Getting There

Drive SR-20 to the Rainy Pass and park in the south parking lot. This is the Pacific Crest Trail South Trailhead (4,875 ft).

on the trail

suggested itinarery

Day 1: Hike from Rainy Pass south along Bridge Creek Trail (Pacific Crest Trail) to North Fork Group Camp. It's 9.5 miles one-way with ~2,000 feet of elevation loss.

Day 2: Day hike up North Fork Bridge Creek to the end of the trail in the cirque below Goode Peak, Storm King Peak, and Mount Logan and then return to camp. It's up to 13 miles round trip with , 700-1,000 feet of elevation gain.

Day 3: Return to Rainy Pass. It's 9.5 miles one-way with ~2,000 feet of elevation gain.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 19.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
Map
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
  • Green Trails Stehekin No. 82
  • Green Trails McGregor Mtn No. 81
  • Green Trails Mt Logan No. 49
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