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Frosty Pass

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East
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11.3 miles, one-way


Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.


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Often used to create loops in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, the Frosty - Wildhorse trail departs from a junction with the Icicle Creek trail and climbs a moderate grade across densely-wooded terrain to a large river crossing at Doughgod Creek, less than a mile from the junction.

The well-traveled trail continues steadily up through dense forest, then crosses a large open area and begins to switchback more steeply. The trail becomes brushier and steeper, but still affords great views of the canyon below. Four miles from the junction, the trail passes Lake Margaret, where there are many hiker campsites, but no stock allowed, and continues to climb steeply to Frosty Pass, where there is a junction with the Icicle Ridge Trail.

There are several designated stock camps west of Frosty Pass, along Icicle Ridge Trail. Frosty-Wildhorse Trail continues northwest and then north, descending gently across wide meadows and lightly wooded terrain. As the trail descends, the forest becomes thicker, and the last two miles of the trail are steeper. The trail ends at a junction with White Pine Creek trail. Water is easily accessible, as many creeks cross the trail at varying intervals.


Frosty Pass

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5830, -120.6834 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

Frosty - Wildhorse Trail (#1592)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails No. 176 Stevens Pass

Green Trails No. 177 Chiwaukum Mts.

USGS Chiwaukum Mountains

Getting There

If you’re travelling US Highway 2 east over Stevens Pass, just past milepost 99 and before you enter Leavenworth, go right on Icicle Road.

If you’re travelling US Highway 2 west through Leavenworth, turn left on Icicle Road at the end of town, where there is a large gas station on the left corner.

Once on Icicle Road, continue 1.4 miles to the Icicle Ridge trailhead sign. Turn right and then make a quick left. The trailhead parking lot is ahead. The trailhead, with registration box, is at the north end of the parking lot. There is no privy.


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