Naches Pass Trail

naches pass trail


One of Washington State’s Best Places for Off-Roading

Naches Pass Trail a 15 mile long trail which offers beautiful vistas and fun terrain. Terrain ranges from forest valleys and high mountains with amazing views. This popular trail is about two hours to the southeast of Seattle, Washington. It’s hard to picture, but wagons bisecting the United States on the Oregon Trail followed along the same trail.

Hours of Operation

Naches Pass Trail is open to vehicles from July 15th to November 15th.


To get to Naches Pass Trailhead follow these directions:

• Head east out of Greenwater, Washington on highway 410 for 1.7 miles
• Turn left onto NF-70 for 10.7 miles
• At 10.7 miles the pavement ends
• Continue down FS-70 for another 3.4 miles, then turn left onto FS-7065
• Look for a brown sign with yellow letters on the left which reads Naches Trail

If you prefer to use a mapping program to navigate to Naches Pass Trail, click here.

Vehicles Allowed

Not all areas are passable by 4x4s, so make sure you don’t take a trail that is just for motorcycles and quads.

Trail Types

Naches Pass Trail is a 15 mile long trail that spans forests, mountain tops, valleys, and canyons. Along the trail you’ll see some beautiful views of Mount Rainier. You’ll cross some creeks. It makes a good day trip, so be sure to pack a nice lunch and take a break where Naches Pass Trail intersects with the Pacific Crest Trail.

Costs and Permits

You’ll need to purchase a National Park Pass for the western half of the trail, but you won’t need one for the eastern half.


There aren’t many amenities to be had along the trail, but there is some camping nearby. Where Naches Pass Trail crosses the Pacific Crest Trail there is a cabin that is free to use.

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