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Pipsissewa Trail

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
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4.2 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 860 ft.
Highest Point: 4420 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

This trail starts from the campground on Bonaparte Lake, and winds up to rock cliffs over looking the lake.

Begin on a carpet mat of needles from pine trees, and then enjoy views of more massive larch and huge Ponderosa pines! Many flower species make up the carpet of flora along the trail, which continues up the ridge and through meadows.

Be alert - moose have been spotted here and they can be temperamental.


Pipsissewa Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.7329, -118.9816 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Pipsissewa (#383)

Colville National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Eastern Washington Rich Landers Craig Romano Mountaineers Books

USGS Mount Bonaparte

Getting There

From Tonasket: Take State Route 20 for about 20 miles and turn left on Lake Bonaparte Road. Stay on this road for about 6 miles, until you arrive at the Bonaparte Lake Campground. The trail begins just past the campground.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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