No matter the season, Chinook Pass offers an abundance of outdoor activities for the whole family. Directly around Whistlin’ Jack’s, you can spend the day taking in the beautiful sites & wildlife or adventuring in a variety of ways. The Wenatchee National Forest is a recreation paradise for virtually any form of outdoor pursuit, enhanced by pristine beauty of alpine meadows, sparkling mountain lakes, & jagged peaks that touch the sky. In addition, Whistlin’ Jack’s is located just 27 miles from the Mt Rainier National Park to the west & just 35 miles from the Yakima Valley which holds a thriving wine & beer industry.
SUMMER, SPRING & FALL
Located on the Naches River, you can literally fish out of your back door for Rainbow Trout, Eastern Brook, Cut Throat & Dolly Vardon. In addition to the Naches River, Bumping Lake & a number of nearby streams, there are many high mountain lakes & runs for the beginner or experienced fisherman.
Bumping Lake is just a 20 minute drive & offers beautiful scenery & clean, clear waters that you can take your boat, canoe, or kayak.
Whistlin’ Jack’s is surrounded by the Wenatchee National Forest & its wonderful trail system, including:
Indian Flats – 5.8 miles
Bear Gap – 20.8 miles
Edgar Rock - 2 miles
Little Bald Mountain Fire Lookout
Fife’s Ridge – 13.1 miles
Union Creek – 17.2 miles
Hell’s Crossing – 12.4 miles Mesatchee Creek – 18.7 miles
There are a plethora of mountain roads located within just miles of Whistlin’ Jack’s that allow off road enthusiasts endless exploration.
A short drive up Chinook Pass to the Union Falls Trailhead will lead you to a number of waterfalls. Although the falls have water year round, the best viewing is March through July.
Just a few miles up the road from the Lodge is Chinook Pass Outfitters where they provide a mountain trail ride experience you won’t forget.
Elk, deer, bear, mountain goat & big horn sheep are the predominant wildlife around the lodge, but there’s also a chance to catch a glimpse of cougar, lynx, bobcat, coyote & fox.
Huckleberries can be found around the Little Naches in late Summer/early Autumn. If you wait much past Labor Day, the bears will have eaten them all!