Historical Weather. Take U.S. 6 to the west end of Keystone. The pristine surrounds of Horseshoe Lake as seen from the trail. There are quite a few trip options in this region, but a good three-night trek starts at the Cascade Pass Trailhead and continues on to the Basin Creek Campground. A far less crowded option is to head to the Stehekin Valley and Horseshoe Basin. If you want to visit Armstrong Peak (AR1) and the international boundary (Mile Monument 104 is about 200 yards from the summit), head north of Horseshoe Basin for 1.4 miles, following your nose to the highest point. From there, backpackers can leave camp set up and set off on a day hike to Horseshoe Basin. Many a backpacker has ventured up Cascade Pass and then continued up Sahale Arm to frolic with gregarious marmots and take in breathtaking views of a surrounding fortress of snow and rock. There was an equal number of golden yellow buttercup like flowers too. Beyond Tuckaway Lake, the trail drops through flower fields reaching a good forested creekside camp at a junction. From the busy trailhead, steadily climb up a steep hillside. But had we thought to check dates of hunting season for the Pasayten Wilderness, we'd have scheduled different dates. Virtual Tour of Horseshoe Basin. Parking and Trail Access Parking for the Lakes Basin Path is available at the western end of Lake Mary Road (southwest of Mammoth Lakes). Horseshoe Basin – North Cascades National Park: From Marblemount on SR 20, head east on the Cascade River Road for 23 miles to trailhead. Along the trail to New Army Pass are Long Lake and High Lake in the John Muir Wilderness. The trail steadily marches up the valley, reaching a small open basin with good creek side campsites at 6.0 miles. 7.62 miles and a strenuous hike if you are with stronger hikers booking it. I've hiked this area many times. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and NOT OKAY! After 3.7 miles of traversing old-growth, meadows, talus and perhaps a lingering snowfield or two, you will reach the 5,400-foot Cascade Pass. Have fun! Distance: 21.3 km / 13 mi (return) Elevation Gain: 350 m / 1148 ft. Day 2: Horseshoe Basin day hike from Basin Creek. If you’re spending the night at Basin Creek Camp, it’s another half mile on the right. A great backpacking destination with several options for exploring. This trail ascends steeply through subalpine meadows and talus fields to the base of the Sahale Glacier. Green Trails Maps show the most current trail, road, and access information to national forests, national parks, state and local parks and other public lands. However, it can get downright crowded on Sahale Arm. Pasayten Wilderness. If you are driving west (from Loveland Pass), turn left into the River Run area of the Keystone Ski Resort. The Horseshoe Basin trail is less than 2 easy miles from the trail junction to the head of the valley and the Mine. At the elbow of a switchback the spur trail heads up the Basin Creek draw to Horseshoe Basin. 4, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The Horseshoe Bay Wilderness is a 3,787-acre (15.33 km 2) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Michigan.It borders Horseshoe Bay, a shallow bay that is part of the extreme northwest corner of Lake Huron adjacent to the Straits of Mackinac.The wilderness area is overseen by the United States Forest Service as part of the Hiawatha National Forest. Make the easy trek to this 7,000-foot basin teeming with wildlife. The trail is right off of the Cascade Pass Trail. Old mining relics lie littered among blossoms and boulders. Alternatively, you can head right for an easy .8 mile to little Smith Lake tucked beneath Horseshoe Mountain’s larch-covered north slopes. Packing a horseshoe in your pack seems impractical, although not unheard of. Crater Creek Trailhead is off of Gold Creek Road (Forest Road 4340) and Forest Road 300. Beautiful hiking trail and we saw evidence of horses and we encountered mountain bikers. Located near Horseshoe Meadows, the Cottonwood Lakes Basin has many pristine alpine lakes and creeks located between Mount Langley and Cirque Peak. Nearly every Horseshoe Basin trip report I’ve read has said that once you arrive, you never want to leave. See the detaile… Admire the surrounding sheer walls capped with hanging glaciers, which feed no less than a half dozen silvery strands of cascading creeks. Day 1: Cascade Pass Trailhead to Basin Creek Campground. Snoop around, but don’t venture beyond the shaft’s entrance. Share a Gem . An in-and-out trek to Horseshoe Basin involves 16.4 miles with two 1,800-foot climbs to Cascade Pass and a separate, 1,200-foot climb into the basin — a manageable but demanding day hike for very fit, athletic explorers. If you approach from the west side you will use the Gold Basin Trailhead. They’re from the Black Warrior Mine, which operated until the late 1950s. You’ll find a trio of them in Washington’s North Cascades. Horseshoe Basin (NCNP): North Cascades National Park (360) 854-7245; www.nps.gov/noca, Horseshoe Basin (Pasayten): Tonasket Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, (509) 486-2186; www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka, Horseshoe Basin (Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness): Methow Valley Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (509) 996-4003; www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka, Craig Romano is Trails Editor of Outdoors NW and the author of eight Northwest hiking guidebooks including Backpacking Washington (The Mountaineers Books), where you’ll find more information on these and other excellent hikes. This hike, with its abundant larches, is an excellent choice in autumn. Consider following a faint track south for .5 mile to 8,104-foot Gray Peak’s open summit for stunning views down to Middle and East Oval Lakes. From Oval Pass the trail drops steeply to tiny Tuckaway Lake tucked away in Horseshoe Basin, which has good campsites. Continue 20 miles to the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead (not the nearby Horseshoe Meadow trailhead). East Oval Lake lies another .3 mile away. Both lakes offer good camping options. I feel like I’m in Montana. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Starting from a trailhead at over 6,100-feet elevation, follow the Boundary Trail along an old mining roadbed. COTTONWOOD This is the end of the road and makes the best base camp for the short hike to Horseshoe Basin or Cascade Pass, or even a … We did this hike early in the spring when options higher up were limited. Expansive view of numerous peaks, including Mt. The basin was snow free 6/29. From here you will descend into the Oil Basin where you will notice the trail following the park boundary for the rest of the hike. Add a Symbol . Marvel at the views, especially the formidable icy wall to the south. This hike starts off on the open prairie and gains elevation and views across as you enter Horseshoe Basin. Location: 36.043227, -105.540075 Much of the trail to Horseshoe Basin skirts the remnants of this fire. Unbelievable views at the top! The view from the mine over the Basin Creek Valley to Trapper Mountain is a North Cascades classic. Located at the northeast extremity of the Cascades, Horseshoe Basin has a very different feel and seems more like somewhere in the Rockies. Stehekin can be accessed via the Cascade Pass Trail. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The trail undulates between meadow and forest following Eagle Creek back to the Oval Creek Trail and the trailhead. Notes: There are 6 numbered-lakes within the Cottonwood Lake system. Do your part and follow LNT principles to help preserve the lake basin. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The 6 mile spur dirt road signed Irongate Trailhead is a bit rough in a few sections but is not a problem if you have a high clearance vehicle. If you’ve climbed Horseshoe Mountain, just drop off the peak heading west until you hit the Boundary Trail, turn right and walk to Horseshoe Basin. The lakes near the trail's southern endpoint—Horseshoe Lake, Lake Mamie and the Twin Lakes—are all popular recreation destinations, and campgrounds nearby accommodate overnight guests. We also evidently missed a 6" snowfall by two days, not surprising at that elevation. It’s time to decide where to camp. Horseshoe Basin – Pasayten: From Tonasket, follow the Loomis Highway west for 17 miles to Loomis. Allow plenty of time to explore Horseshoe Basin by camping at the trailhead, where primitive camping without a water source is available. All along the trail near and after Sunny Pass we saw shooting stars. Horseshoe Lake. Pack ample water and sunscreen. Turn onto this road, and drive 23 miles to the end. Find a campsite on the south end of the lake. Much of the way is through a forest of charred matchsticks compliments of 2006’s Tripod Fire, a conflagration that scorched over 175,000 acres. We bumped into a buck on our way up. Start on the Eagle Creek Trail, which will soon enter the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, a 150,000-plus acre wild wedge between the Methow River and Lake Chelan. Plenty of helpful info here. Horseshoe Basin Via Boundary Trail is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tonasket, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. From the trailhead (3600') I began the journey with the 3.7 mile hike to Cascade Pass (5392'). Horseshoe Basin Turn east onto Lake County 7 towards Weston Pass for 7.5 miles to the trailh… Pause for breathtaking views across the serrated Sawtooth Ridge and down below to the golden grassy lawns of Horseshoe Basin. Find Pelton Basin Camp here—it’s a great place to set up for the evening. Side trails branch to Muir Lake, Hidden Lake, South Fork Lakes, Cirque Lake. It is a 23 mile (37 km) hike from the Cascade Pass parking lot to High Bridge, where shuttle service is available to Stehekin. Horseshoe Basin. Turn left onto FR 4420 proceeding for .8 mile. Set up camp and contemplate exploring options. Great views and wonderful open valleys. From the busy trailhead, steadily climb up a steep hillside. A far less crowded option is to head to the Stehekin Valley and Horseshoe Basin. Your best choice is to head left for .8 miles on the Boundary Trail to little Loudon Lake, which is perched on a rolling lawn. Looking back, I can’t disagree. Next day: Pack up camp and return to the trailhead. This horseshoe basin lays smack dab in the middle of an exhilarating loop in the jagged Sawtooth Range. If you are coming from Buena Vista this junction is 7.2 miles north of the US 24 and Colorado 82 junction. Continue for 5.7 rough miles (high clearance necessary) to trailhead. Chopaka Mountain Natural Area Preserve. © 2020 Price Media, Inc. All rights reserved, Vancouver Island: The Galapagos of the Northwest, October 25, 2012 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts, https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorsNWmagazine/. My fitness tracker said 14,768 steps, 12 floors climbed. Access the flat, partially shaded trail from trolley stop 104. Day 3: Basin Creek Camp to Sahale Glacier Camp. Horseshoe Basin is very dry later in summer but with snow only recently gone there is plenty of water. Other reviewers have adequately chronicled this hike. ). The trailhead is at the very end of the Jeep road heading up Horseshoe Basin. Follow this trail steeply out of the basin to 7,250-foot Eagle Pass. (I saw this once while hiking the Appalachian Trail.). Overview In addition to providing access to the East Face route of Grays Peak, the Horseshoe Basin trailhead also is a good starting point for accessing Mount Edwards via a variety of routes, as well as lesser known peaks such as McClellan Mountain and Argentine Peak via the Argentine Pass trail, and possibly even Ruby Mountain. A long drive to get to the TH but the views were totally worth it. Trail Ratings 5.0 from 2 votes #4 in North Cascades National Park #1230 Overall. I went in with enough food for 2 … Thousands of the small but colorful flowers. Horseshoe Basin – Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness: From Twisp, follow Twisp River Road (FR 44) west for 14.3 miles turning left onto FR 4430. Backpackers always need a little good luck—especially when it comes to finding good trails, campsites, views, and weather. During this section of the hike you will have limited views walking through thick Aspen forests, as you make your journey back to the Bison Paddock. Pyramid Lake, Ladyslipper and Cathedral Rimn Loop, Lake of the Woods, Goat Lake Trail and Lakeview Mountain, Glacier Lake, Cathedral Rim, Base of Grimface and Pyramid Lake Trail, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia. The trees are slowly starting to reclaim the burned area but as of now it can get fairly hot due to the lack of cover in this area and I am guessing do to the amount of windfall that this is not a good place to get caught in high winds. The first 5 are within an easy walk of each other from the Cottonwood Trail where the 6th lake is a more strenuous climb to 11,600'. Horseshoes are said to bring good luck. I also recommend windy peak and Mt Bonaparte if your in the area. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Greenery is slowly returning, but this hike can be hot. Horseshoe Basin Coveted by backpackers and strong hikers, Horseshoe Basin in the Pasayten Wilderness is a very strenuous 19.5 mile loop with 3,400 ft in elevation gain. Granite Basin Loop Trails 345-347-348-350 and side trip to Indian Ruins. For an easy, popular hike with great views of Mammoth Mountain and the Mammoth Crest, take a stroll around Horseshoe Lake Loop. Share on Trail Run Project. Rainier on a clear day, await. The main trail continues steeply climbing reaching another trail junction. For Horseshoe Basin, continue left 1.5 miles into the large amphitheater-like basin. Total hike is 4-6 miles, 1000 feet elevation gain & loss. Dogs … Scramble up the tundra slopes of 8,100-plus foot Armstrong Mountain, which straddles the international boundary. Horseshoe Basin is one of the few places in the Lower 48 to contain arctic tundra and is home to bears, deer and bighorn sheep, if you know where to look. Total hike is 7.4 miles, 1800 feet elevation gain, 2300 feet loss. We were surprised to find ourselves sharing the basin with quite a few hunters (deer and bear were in season) on our trip. At your first junction, continue straight up the Oval Creek Trail; you’ll be returning to the right. They’re all excellent destinations with guaranteed good trails, campsites and views. Soon, the route really begins to climb, coming to a spur trail leading .25 mile to gorgeous West Opal Lake. Then turn right onto FR 4420-80 continuing for 1.4 miles trailhead. Went there only to find it snowing hard so we turned around. As for good weather, well, you may need a horseshoe for that. Trail. After 3.7 miles of traversing old-growth, meadows, talus and perhaps a lingering snowfield or two, you will reach the 5,400-foot Cascade Pass. Eventually you’ll reach a verdant meadow and a couple of trail junctions at 7,200-foot Sunny Pass. Horseshoe Basin Difficult. You’ll reach a lovely basin housing the headwaters of Fish Creek, good camps and a junction with the Eagle Creek Trail. It’s also good bear habitat, so store food properly. You can also park at the Denali Visitor Center (Mile 1.5 of the park road) and walk either the Bike Path or the Taiga Trail to reach the Horseshoe Lake Trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. At 0.7 mi you will encounter a junction. The elevation gain is spread out nicely and never steep so I would rate it as moderate. Visit him at CraigRomano.com. Bear right onto Loomis-Oroville Road; and after 2 miles turn left onto FR 39. Share a Photo . One can not help but want to hike up the inviting slopes of either Arnold Peak or Armstrong Mountain. The trail left drops 900 feet in 1.2 miles reaching Middle Oval Lake in a big basin. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is CABIN CR which is approximately 5 miles away and has an elevation of 10,020 feet (1,686 feet lower than Horseshoe Basin). We were sitting at the junction, relaxing, when I saw a black bear heading down the trail towards us. From the trailhead (pile of rocks as marker) look up to the West at Grays Peak (photo #2) and you will see the beginning of the 1.5+ mile, 2,000 foot climb that awaits you. The trail continues descending into the Stehekin Valley crossing Doubtful Creek, which may be challenging in high water. Armstrong Mountain The main trail coming down from Cascade Pass makes a long traverse of the mountainside, descending towards the valley floor. Bring plenty of water with you. But I had never visited a mine that I could enter and explore. Horseshoe Basin Via Boundary Trail is a 20.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tonasket, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. Great little hike with some awesome waterfalls at the end. The North Cascades are full of old mining claims; piles of colorful tailings and rusted remains of sluices and Pelton wheels littered about. Check out the two boundary monuments and gape at views north to B.C.’s Snowy Mountain and Cathedral Park Peaks. Head right along the Chelan Summit Trail across slopes of swaying grasses and flowery knolls granting views to Lake Chelan 6,000 feet below. Gold Basin Trailhead Horseshoe Mountain, like most of the Mosquito Range peaks can be accessed either from the east or the west. Total hike is 6.4 miles, 4400 feet elevation gain. I arrived at the trailhead around 1:30pm on Friday to about 8-10 other cars. Then ditch the crowds by dropping into the Pelton Creek Basin, a hanging valley of cascading waters tumbling down spiraling icy walls. And of course, thanks for your effort! Includes 3 fire rings, 3 tables, and 2 open air toilets on site. Create Recommended Route or Trail . Share a Video . You’ll find good camps on both sides of the creek. Upon crossing Twisp River in .25 mile reach a junction. Loomis State Forest. This trailhead is used to access both Argentine Pass and Horseshoe Basin. We headed right, planning on setting up a base camp at Louden Lake, just beyond Horseshoe Pass. Situated in the Pasayten Wilderness on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, this horseshoe basin gets lots of sunshine, allowing for early and late-season high country probing. In a mile and a half the Horseshoe Basin trail arrives in Lower Horseshoe Basin. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. More Horseshoe Basin Trail is a 14.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. The trailhead is located on the Denali Park Road, at Mile 1. Everyone we met was friendly, helpful, and obviously very careful with their weapons, so no problem there. Horseshoe Lake Loop. Cast your views stateside too, to pointy 8,601-foot Cathedral Peak, broad 8,685-foot Remmel Mountain, and 8,334-foot Windy Peak hovering above Horseshoe Basin. Windy Peak. Keep the horseshoes on the horses and consider a backpacking trip to a horseshoe basin, instead. There’s lots of elevation to be gained on this loop, but it’s worth the toil. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. There were still small batches in the shady spots. Set up camp, and spend a week scrambling up a half dozen surrounding gentle lofty peaks. Location: 36.020637, -105.535597. For an extended day hike, continue on to the Sahale Arm Trail. Seven miles from the trailhead, you’ll reach a junction. Set beneath talus slopes and granite ledges, it’s a great spot to spend the night. READ MORE: Hiking in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. The trail goes through gorgeous, gorgeous meadows with campsites in between the pass and the lake. Look for a sign indicating the turn for the Cascade River Road. Excellent site. The loop continues right over rocky windswept barren 7,725-foot Oval Pass. You will follow the Cascade River the whole way; it takes nearly an hour on Cascade River Road. It would have been easy to stay a week or more! I’m sending it to some pals. Follow for 13.5 miles turning right onto FR 500 (signed Irongate Trailhead). If you are driving east on U.S. 6, take the exit for Montezuma Road before U.S. 6 begins its climb to Loveland Pass. The broad open basins and rounded summits in the 7,000 to 8,000 foot range offer miles of easy wandering. 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