This trail provides access to Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, a scenic area of Washington popular with all types of trail users.
The trail is on the hillside above Eagle Creek through forest most of the way. At 1.5 miles there is a junction with the Oval Creek Trail.
At 5 miles in an unmaintained trail leads to Silver Lake. There is a nice meadow basin with scattered subalpine trees at about 6 miles, then a short section takes you to the pass.
The views from the pass are one of the finest in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, with Glacier Peak the dominating mountain and view from the pass reveals more of the North Cascades from an elevation of 7710 feet.
This area is a good alternative to more popular nearby lake trails, with good meadow grazing for stock using hobbles instead of tying stock to trees, which results in damage to roots of trees.