Methow Valley Ranger District, Trails

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Trail Name and Number Current Status Date

Andrews Creek
504

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. The beginning 12 miles of this trail burned over in 2003 trees com down frequently on this portion of trail.

1/12/16

Bear Mountain
442

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Beaver Lake
356

 Trail closed due to 2015 fire hazards.

1/12/16

 

Blue Lake Trail
314

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Blue Buck Trail
314

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. This trail burned over in 2006, condition unknown.

1/12/16

Boundary Trail Irongate to Pasayten River
533

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. In 2015, trail was 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.

1/12/16

Boundary Trail Pasayten River to PCT
533

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. In 2015, trail had many, many down trees not cleared along Pasayten River (also was not cleared in 2014).  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 was cleared of down trees making trail from junction with to Robinson Trail 478 to the PCT.

1/12/16

Burch Mountain
538

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.Trail rarely maintained. All of trail burned over in 2014 wildfire except last 1.5  mile of trail at the north-end.

1/12/16

Buckskin Ridge
498

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Trail not cleared of down trees in 2015. 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. Portion of trail along the Middle Fork Pasayten River is cleared of down trees and is a reroute for the portion of the 478 trail that has 2 bridges out making trail impassable for stock pack-strings.

1/12/16

Cady Pass
475

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Castle Pass
749

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.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.
 

1/12/16

Cedar Creek Trail
476

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.  Many down trees on the trail beyond the waterfalls are not cleared. 

1/12/16

Chancellor/Canyon Creek Trail
754 CFR Trail Closures

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 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.

 

1/12/16

Chewuch
510

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Beginning 5 miles burned over in 2001 fire, windfalls are frequent in old burn areas.

 

1/12/16

Coleman Ridge
505

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Trail no longer maintained since 2003 wildfire, there are many, many down trees on trail.

1/12/16

Cooney Lake
434

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 1/12/16

Copper Glance
519

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Down trees are were not cleared in 2015. Use caution crossing collapsed old bridge when  high water is running over it. This trail is not recommended for stock as there is not an alternate route across creek.

1/12/16

Copper Pass
426

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 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. Trail on the west side of Copper Pass has not been maintained for many, many years.

1/12/16

Crater Creek Trail
416

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Crater Mountain
746

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Cutthroat Creek
400

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Crystal Lake
517

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Trail burned over in 2003 wildfire. In 2015, down trees were cut-out of the trail for the beginning 3.5 miles.  Remaining trail has many down trees, is very, very brushy and trail is hard to follow, especially along Disaster Creek to just before Crystal Lake. This trail has not been maintained for many years, impassable for stock and challenging for hikers.

1/12/16

Dean Creek Trail
456

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 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. Part of this trail has washed-out.

1/12/16

Devils Ridge Trail
752

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Diamond Jack
514

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. In 2015 there were about 45 down trees on trail, okay for hikers but 4 to 5 big logs would block stock.

1/12/16

Drake Creek
502A

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Driveway Butte Trail
481

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Eagle Creek
410

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Eagle Lakes
431

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Early Winters Trail
522

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

East Creek
756

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Bridge is out over Granite Creek and trail no longer maintained with many down trees on trail difficult for hikers and impassable to stock.

1/12/16

East Fork Buttermilk
420

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Trail cleared of down trees in 2015. Wash-out areas are repaired and large rocks removed from trail. Trail passable for stock to pass.

1/12/16

East Fork Pasayten
451

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 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.

1/12/16

Easy Pass
741

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.  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. 

1/12/16

Falls Creek Trail
518

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Down trees not cleared from trail in 2015. All but 1.5 miles at the north end of trail burned over in 2014 wildfire.

1/12/16

Ferguson Lake
474A

 Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Down trees cleared from trail in 2015.

1/12/16

Fire Creek
561

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Trail no longer maintained, since 2003 wildfire, many down trees block trail to stock.

1/12/16

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 1
417

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 2
417A

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Fred's Lake Trail   474

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation, down trees were cleared from trail in 2015. Old unmaintained trail to Eureka Creek and toSouth Fork Eureka Creek are closed due to a nearby fire.

1/12/16

Goat Peak Trail
457

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Hidden Lakes
477

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Down trees cleared from trail to Middle Hidden Lakes in 2015. Trail north from Big Hidden to Pasayten River has many, many down trees in 2006 burn area making trail impassable to stock.

1/12/16

Holman Creek
472A

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Jackita Ridge
738

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass
502

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Trail cleared of down trees from Billy Goat Trailhead to Peeve Pass in 2015.

1/12/16

Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop Trail
740

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Lake Creek Trail
500

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation, in 2015, trail to Black Lake had 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. Snags along the trail could come down frequently.  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. 

 

1/12/16

Leecher Look-out Trail

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Libby Creek
415

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.. Trail cleared of down trees in 2015.

1/12/16

Lightning Creek
425

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Lookout Mountain Trail
412

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Lone Fir
535

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Louis Lake
428

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Down trees are cleared to lake in 2015, except for 1 existing log group with established route around.

1/12/16

Martin Creek
429

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Middle Fork Beaver Creek
406

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

 

1/12/16

Monument Creek Trail
484

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

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.

1/12/16

North Fork 20 Mile Trail
560

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. Much of this trail burned over in 2006 wildfire. This trail may have some down trees and wash out areas.

1/12/16

North Creek
413

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.  Down trees were cleared in 2015, 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.

1/12/16

Oval Lakes
410A

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Pacific Crest Trail (Bridge Creek to Stehekin)
2000

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 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.

1/12/16

Pacific Crest Trail (Hwy 20 to Harts Pass)
2000

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Trail in summer, is impassable for stock from Granite Pass to Methow Pass as it is a very, very narrow trail and has many very large boulders on the trail just north of Granite Pass. 

1/12/16

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 is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

 

1/12/16

Pearrygin Peak
526

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Peepsight
525

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. This trail burned over in 2003. No longer maintained.

1/12/16

Rainy Lake Trail
310

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Reynolds Creek
402

 Road access blocked by winter snow accumulation and trail is snowcovered. This trail  is cleared of down trees to wilderness boundary but area beyond is no longer maintained.

1/12/16

Robinson Pass 
478

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

In 2015 down trees were cleared along Robinson Creek and along Middle Fork Pasayten River but the last one mile of the trail is not passable to stock pack-strings due to 2 bridges that are gone and a mudslide. Trail has a reroute across the Middle Fork Pasayten River to the Buckskin Ridge 498 trail continuing north rejoining the 478 trail.

1/12/16

Rock Creek
473

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. This trail has two trail wash-outs just east of the Pacific Crest Trail, which are not recommend for stock. Trail had many down trees blocking stock. in 2015.

1/12/16

Scatter Creek
427

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Slate Creek
414

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees are not cleared beyond wilderness boundary in 2015. 

1/12/16

South Creek Trail
401

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees are not cleared beyond 3.5 miles in 2015. 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.

1/12/16

Stub Creek/Deception Pass
458

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

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

1/12/16

Sunrise Lake
417.2

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Tatoosh Buttes
485

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

In 2015 down trees were cleared on the east end of trail from Hidden Lakes to Tatoosh Buttes and down trees were cleared on west end of trail but a new landslide blocks access to stock.

1/12/16

Tungsten
534

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.. Down trees were cleared from trail in 2015.

1/12/16

Twisp Pass Trail
432

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees were cleared from trail in 2015. 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.

1/12/16

Twisp River Trail
440

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees were cut and removed from the trail in 2015.

1/12/16

War Creek
408

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation. 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.

1/12/16

Washington Pass Overlook

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Trail does NOT require Northwest Forest Pass. No potable water available.

1/12/16

West Fork Buttermilk
411

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees were cleared in 2015, trail is very boggy in places

1/12/16

West Fork Methow Trail
480

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

This 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.

1/12/16

West Fork Pasayten
472

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees were not cleared in 2015, with many down trees blocking stock.

1/12/16

Whistler Cutoff
575

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

1/12/16

Williams Creek
407

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Down trees were cleared from trail in 2015.

1/12/16

Wolf Creek Trail
527

Trail is snowcovered and road access is blocked by winter snow accumulation.

Trail was cleared of down trees in 2015

1/12/16