Methow Valley Ranger District, Trails

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Trail Name and Number Current Status Date

Andrews Creek
504

The beginning 12 miles of this trail burned over in 2003. Down trees were cleared from trail but the beginning 8 miles of trail have new down trees on trail after recent winds, making trail challenging for stock. Chewuch Trail #510 is currently a better route as the down trees were cut out of the trail after Andrews Creek Trail..

8/15/15

Bear Mountain
442

Access road closed due to nearby fire.

8/23/15

Beaver Lake
356

 Trail closed due to nearby fire.

8/15/15

 

Blue Lake Trail
314

Trail is open to lake. 

6/30/15

Blue Buck Trail
314

This trail burned over in 2006, condition unknown

6/19/15

Boundary Trail Irongate to Pasayten River
533

Trail is open in Horseshoe Basin. New area closure is east of forest service road 500 Trail is cleared of down trees to 1 mile east of Pasayten River, where trail is blocked to stock by a large pile up of 130 down trees in area west of Bunker Hill that burned over in 2006. The Ashnola River foot-log is gone but the river there in the summer is easy to ford, knee deep in the deepest spot. Bridge at Martina Creek, just west of Ashnola River, is broken and impassable to stock. There is a re-route just below the bridge that stock can get through, a little steep on one side, but it's stock passable. Old mudslide in area west of from Bunker Pass impassable to stock.   Old bridge, crossing Pasayten River is gone, use ford 3/4 mile north of old bridge site.

8/7/15

Boundary Trail Pasayten River to PCT
533

Down trees not cleared along Pasayten River (also was not cleared last year).  Area west of Bunker Hill to Soda Creek was burned over in 2006 with many down trees blocking stock. Old bridge crossing Pasayten River is gone, use ford 3/4 mile north of old bridge site. Trail west of ford to Soda Creek has many down trees blocking stock (down trees were not cut out of trail in 2014).

7/20/15

Burch Mountain
538

Trail rarely maintained. All of trail burned over in 2014 wildfire except last 1.5  mile of trail at the north-end.

6/22/15

Buckskin Ridge
498

Open, trail not cleared of down trees. Trail requires trailfinding skills for area north of Silver Lake, and area south of Buckskin Lake., not recommended for stock. Many down trees on trail at north end of Buckskin Ridge.

7/20/15

Cady Pass
475

Open, trail not cleared of down trees.

8/16/15

Castle Pass
749

Trail has not been maintained for over 8 years. Trail is impassable to stock with many down trees on the trail especially in the lower elevations making trail very difficult for hikers also. Lower portion of trail is very brushy with down trees piled on top of each other.
 

6/22/15

Cedar Creek Trail
476

Open to waterfalls at 1.7 miles.  Many down trees south of falls are not cleared. 

7/15/15

Chancellor/Canyon Creek Trail
754 CFR Trail Closures

Trailhead not accessible, as Highway 20 is CLOSED at milepost 118, south of Newhalem and at milepost 157 at Rainy Pass. Only a short portion of the trail is open. Trail no longer maintained.  CFR closures due to 2011 trail wash outs. Closed to stock from Boulder Creek to Mill Creek. Trail closed to hikers from Mill Creek to Cedar Crossing. Trail from Chancellor to Sky Pilot Pass not maintained, many down trees block stock.

 

8/28/15

Chewuch
510

Beginning 5 miles (burned over in 2001 fire). Down trees are cleared. from trail on 7/22/15.

 

7/22/15

Coleman Ridge
505

Trail no longer maintained since 2003 wildfire, there are many, many down trees on trail.

6/22/15

Copper Glance
519

Down trees are not cleared. Use caution crossing collapsed old bridge with  high water running over it. This trail is not recommended for stock as there is not an alternate route across creek.

6/30/15

Copper Pass
426

Trail from the Twisp River side: down trees are cleared to ford, about 1/4 mile past junction with Twisp Pass Trail #432. Then at about 3 miles, there is about 500 feet, with about 50 down trees across the trail. Remaining trail to the pass is in good shape with only about 10 down trees across trail with easy water crossings.

7/14/15

Crater Creek Trail
416

Down trees not cleared.

7/14/15

Crater Mountain
746

No trail conditions available. Trail not maintained.

6/22/15

Cutthroat Creek
400

This trail is open. There is not a wildfire on this trail. The contained, Cutthroat Fire, is south across the valley from the junction with Cutthroat Lake Trailhead Road and Highway 20.

8/15/15

Crystal Lake
517

Trail burned over in 2003 wildfire. Trail has many down trees and some wash-out areas. This trail has not been maintained for many years, impassable for stock and challenging for hikers.

6/30/15

Dean Creek Trail
456

This trail has not been cleared of down trees or maintained for many, many years so it is difficult for hikers and is impassable to stock. 

6/22/15

Devils Ridge Trail
752

Down trees are not cleared. Hikers are hiking trail and finding water available.

7/14/15

Diamond Jack
514

There's about 45 down trees on trail, okay for hikers but 4 to 5 big logs would block stock. No snow on trail or around Fox Lakes even at 8000 feet.

6/30/15

Drake Creek
502A

Trail open.

8/28/15

Driveway Butte Trail
481

Open  

6/22/15

Eagle Creek
410

Trail open and cleared of down trees.

 8/28/15

Eagle Lakes
416

Down trees are cleared from trail.

8/14/15

Early Winters Trail
522

 Open. Trail not maintained.

6/22/15

East Creek
756

Highway 20 is currently closed at milepost 118, near Newhalem, and at milepost 157, near Rainy Pass, due to a fire near Newhalem. (8/28/15). Bridge is out over Granite Creek and trail no longer maintained.

8/28/15

East Fork Buttermilk
420

Trail cleared of down trees. Wash-out areas are repaired and large rocks removed from trail. Trail passable for stock to pass.

8/17/15

East Fork Pasayten
451

Down trees have not been cleared for 4 years, very brushy with many down trees so trail is difficult for hikers and impassable to stock.

8/20/15

Easy Pass
741

Highway 20 is currently closed at milepost 118, near Newhalem, and at milepost 157, near Rainy Pass, due to a fire near Newhalem. (8/28/15). This trail enters North Cascades National Park at Easy Pass so camping beyond Easy Pass requires a backcountry permit from North Cascades National Park before your trip. Fisher Creek Trail on the North Cascades National Park is closed east of Cosho Camp, due to proximity of Thunder Creek Fire. 

8/28/15

Falls Creek Trail
518

Down trees not cleared from trail. All but 1.5 miles at the north end of trail burned over in 2014 wildfire.

6/30/15

Ferguson Lake
474A

 Down trees cleared from trail. Old unmaintained trail to South Fork Eureka Creek and to Eureka Creek are closed due to a nearby fire

8/28/15

Fire Creek
561

Trail no longer maintained, since 2003 wildfire, many down trees block trail to stock.

6/22/15

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 1
417

Down trees are cleared from trail.

6/30/15

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 2
417A

Down trees are cleared from trail.

6/30/15

Fred's Lake Trail   474

Down trees are cleared from trail. Old unmaintained trail to Eureka Creek and toSouth Fork Eureka Creek are closed due to a nearby fire.

8/28/15

Goat Peak Trail
457

Trail open. Great views from the top.

8/14/15

Hidden Lakes
477

Down trees cleared from trail to Middle Hidden Lakes. Trail north from Big Hidden to Pasayten River has many, many down trees in 2006 burn area making trail impassable to stock.

8/14/15

Holman Creek
472A

 2 large logs blocking trail. Down trees not cleared from trail.

6/30/15

Jackita Ridge
738

A fire near Newhalem has closed Highway 20 at milepost 118, near Newhalem and at milepost 157, near Rainy Pass so Canyon Creek Trailhead is currently unaccessible due to a fire near Newhalem. Down trees are cleared from trail. Water is getting harder to find.

8/28/15

Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass
502

Trail cleared of down trees from Billy Goat Trailhead to Peeve Pass.

7/14/15

Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop Trail
740

Open, down trees cut out of trail.

7/14/15

Lake Creek Trail
500

Open to Black Lake with down trees on trail blocking stock, and trail is very boggy before the lake. Trail burned over by a 2003 wildfire and is no longer maintained beyond Black Lake. Many snags long the trail could come down in windy weather.  The trail to Black Lake is heavily used, and most visitors do not travel beyond it, there is limited camping in the Black Lake area. Down trees are cleared once each summer.

 

8/28/15

Leecher Look-out Trail

Access road closed to motorized traffic.

7/15/15

Libby Creek
415

Down trees are cleared from trail.

8/14/15

Lightning Creek
425

Trail closed due to nearby fire.

8/23/15

Lookout Mountain Trail
412

Trail closed due to nearby fire

8/23/15

Lone Fir
535

Open

7/15/15

Louis Lake
428

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are cleared to lake, except for 1 existing log group with established route around.

8/28/15

Martin Creek
429

Down trees cut-ot of trail.

8/14/15

Middle Fork Beaver Creek
406

Trail closed due to nearby fire.

 

7/14/15

Monument Creek Trail
484

Down trees on trail but none that hikers couldn't get around or over pretty easily. Trail is brushy in areas.

Old bridge, at 4 miles, across Eureka Creek is washed out. The trail north of bridge site, at  Eureka Creek, has not been maintained for 30 years. Non-maintained trail has many, many down trees and has areas with trail wash-outs making trail impassable to stock and very difficult for hikers to follow.

7/15/15

North Fork 20 Mile Trail
560

Much of this trail burned over in 2006 wildfire. This trail has some down trees and wash out areas.

7/15/15

North Creek
413

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are cleared, except for 1 existing log group with established route around a 4 foot ponderosa pine steeply angled over last turnpike/culvert just before lake, passable to hikers but not to horses.

8/28/15

Oval Lakes
410A

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are cleared.

8/28/15

Pacific Crest Trail (Bridge Creek to Stehekin)
2000

Open from Bridge Creek to High Bridge Camp (and to Stehekin). This trail enters North Cascades National Park so camping beyond national forest boundary, about 2 miles south of Bridge Creek Trailhead, requires a backcountry permit from North Cascades National Park before your trip. Down tree across bridge at 1 mile below Bridge Creek Trailhead, use caution when crossing bridge. Bridge over Bridge Creek, one mile south of Highway 20, collapsed in 2012 and was replaced with a temporary foot log and stock ford. Stock headed to Fireweed Stock Camp must ford Bridge Creek twice between  Highway 20 and Fireweed Stock Camp. (The Pacific Crest Trail South is CLOSED due to the Blankenship Fire). 

8/25/15

Pacific Crest Trail (Hwy 20 to Harts Pass)
2000

Trail RE-OPENED from Rainy Pass to the Canadian border.

Trail has 2 down trees between Rainy Pass and Cutthroat Pass. Trail is not recommended for stock Granite Pass to Methow Pass as it is a very, very narrow trail. Many, many down trees are not cleared between Granite Pass and Methow Pass, impassable to stock.

8/25/15

Pacific Crest Trail (Hart’s Pass to Canada) Hikers from PCT to Canada need a Canadian entry permit, stamped and signed by a Canadian Border Services Agent. Note there is currently no legal way to enter the US from Canada on the PCT 2000

Trail RE-OPENED from Rainy Pass to the Canadian border. Down trees are not cleared.

 

8/25/15

Pearrygin Peak
526

Open

6/30/15

Peepsight
525

This trail burned over in 2003. No longer maintained.

6/30/15

Rainy Lake Trail
310

Trail is open. Down trees are not cleared.

6/30/15

Reynolds Creek
402

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). This trail  is cleared of down trees to wilderness boundary but area beyond is no longer maintained. Many down trees make trail impassable for stock.

8/28/15

Robinson Pass
478

Open. Down trees are cleared.

7/15/15

Rock Creek
473

This trail has two trail wash-outs just east of the Pacific Crest Trail, which is not recommend for stock. The large rootwad, blocking the trail that has been impassable for stock for the last 2 years is now passable to stock as there is an established trail around it.

7/17/15

Scatter Creek
427

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are cleared to lake.

8/28/15

Slate Creek
414

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are not cleared beyond wilderness boundary. 

8/28/15

South Creek Trail
401

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are not cleared beyond 3.5 miles. This trail enters North Cascades National Park at South Pass so camping beyond South Pass requires a backcountry permit from North Cascades National Park before your trip.

8/28/15

Stub Creek/Deception Pass
458

Trail from Hidden Lakes is maintained for 2 miles. Trail beyond has not been maintained for many, many, many years

7/15/15

Sunrise Lake
417.2

Down trees are cleared from access trails.

7/15/15

Tatoosh Buttes
485

Down trees are cleared on the east end of trail from Hidden Lakes to Tatoosh Buttes, west end of trail not cleared of down trees, blocks stock.

8/14/15

Tungsten
534

Open, down trees are cleared from trail.

7/22/15

Twisp Pass Trail
432

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are cleared. This trail enters North Cascades National Park at Twisp Pass, camping beyond Twisp Pass requires a backcountry permit from North Cascades National Park before your trip.

8/28/15

Twisp River Trail
440

Open, down trees have been cut and removed from the trail.

8/28/15

War Creek
408

Trail is cleared of down trees from trailhead to pass. This trail enters North Cascades National Park at War Pass so camping beyond War Pass requires a backcountry permit from North Cascades National Park before your trip.

8/28/15

Washington Pass Overlook Open. Trail does NOT require Northwest Forest Pass. No potable water.

7/15/15

West Fork Buttermilk
411

Down trees are cleared, trail is very boggy.

7/15/15

West Fork Methow Trail
480

This trail was cleared of down trees to 1.3 miles then the trail is impassable for stock and difficult for hikers in the area badly damaged by avalanche debris in 2013/2014, at 1.7 miles.  Trail is currently waiting for repairs as the damaged portion of the trail that needs major overhaul or relocation.  The remaining trail has many scattered down trees throughout the old 2003 burn area (avoid this trail during windy weather). Trail has brushy areas, watch for rattlesnakes, ticks and moose.

8/14/15

West Fork Pasayten
472

Down trees are not cleared, many down trees blocking stock.

7/15/15

Whistler Cutoff
575

Down trees cleared.

7/15/15

Williams Creek
407

Access road closed due to fire near Twisp River Road (county road #9114). Down trees are cleared from trail.

8/14/15

Wolf Creek Trail
527

Trail is cleared of down trees and is passable to stock 10.5 miles to Gardener Meadows.

7/15/15



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