Hart’s Pass

5/5 (6 reviews)
Slate Peak may be the tallest, but Hart’s Pass contains the terror. Believed to be the most dangerous road in Washington, the narrow road contains many twists and turns, with drops of several hundred feet. Oh, and there’s no guard rail. Anywhere. Hart’s Pass was created in 1893 to be used with ... Read More
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Highlights of Hart’s Pass

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Highest Elevation
6200 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
07/01 - 10/01
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
5400
Nearest Town
Mazama
Nearest Services
Mazama
Management Agency
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
District
Methow Valley Ranger District

Overview

Slate Peak may be the tallest, but Hart’s Pass contains the terror. Believed to be the most dangerous road in Washington, the narrow road contains many twists and turns, with drops of several hundred feet. Oh, and there’s no guard rail. Anywhere. Hart’s Pass was created in 1893 to be used with gold and silver mines. Today, it’s mostly used to travel to Slate Peak and the Pacific Crest Trail. This trail is beautiful with many spectacular views, but it is not for the faint of heart; it will definitely test your nerve. Trailers are not allowed on the trail, and larger vehicles such as RVs should also not be taken.

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1 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
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