General Information: The first two miles in meadow and open timber hillside. The rest of the trail is mostly in timbered valley bottom next to the river. Fishing for rainbow trout in West Fork Pasayten River. Outstanding views are offered in the first two miles of the trail. The trail connects with Robinson Creek, Rock Creek, Holman Creek, Buckskin Ridge Trail, with short distances to other trail junctions in the Three Forks area. There are many possible loop trips for 2-3 night backpack trips. Two popular loops are W. Fork- Rock Creek- Pacific Crest Trail - Hart's Pass, and Buckskin Ridge - Three Forks - West Fork To Hart's Pass. Stock users can use the horse unloading area at Hart's Pas and ride the trail up to the Buckskin Ridge trailhead and then ride the road up the Slate Peak trailhead.
Directions: From Mazama, Drive Hart's Pass Road 5400 northwest 18.5 miles to Hart's Pass. Take the right road to Slate Peak (number 5400-600) and park at the green gate. The trailhead id a few hundred feet up the road beyond the gate.
Elevation: 7,200 feet
Ending Elevation: 4,500 feet
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Distance: 14 miles
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