The Long Draw Hiking Trail is an important trail for ambitious hikers looking to travel the length of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Long Draw is categorized as a difficult, 3.5 mile trail. In 2015 the trail had to be shut down due to the Newby Lake Fire. The trail was closed from July 1st up until the first snow of the year. The fire-caused closure was an inconvenience for through-hikers of the PCT, as it's estimated that around 100 hikers were forced to re-route their travels.
Sourced from Betsy Peterson, Rec. staff for the Tonasket Ranger District.
Directions to trail: From the town of Loomis, travel north on County road #9425 for 2 miles to junction of #9425 and County road #4066. Turn West on County road #4066 which becomes Forest Service Road #39. Drive on Forest Service Road #39 for 14 miles to Forest Service Road #3900-500. Drive Forest Service Road #3900-500 for 6 miles to Irongate Trailhead. The #3900-500 road is maintained for high clearance vehicles only and is not recommended for passenger cars.