Area Status: Closed
August 23, 2016 -- The Buck Creek Fire, burning in the Glacier Peak Wilderness 20 miles northwest of Leavenworth, is now approximately 1,000 acres in size. Buck Creek Trail No. 1513, Chiwawa River Trail No. 1550, Phelps Creek Trail No. 1511 and Carne Mtn Trail No. 1508 are closed due to the fire. The Chiwawa River Road is closed just beyond Alpine Meadows Campground, about 2 miles from end of road. Contact Wenatchee River Ranger District at 509-548-2550 for fire information.
See MAP of Closure Area
See Vicinity Map with Fire Perimeter
The Buck Creek Trail is 9.6 miles long, with an elevation gain of 2800 feet, and is primarily used by hikers and stock users. This heavily used trail with gentle grades accesses the Buck Pass and Pass No Pass areas and the Chiwawa River Trail #1550 within Glacier Peak Wilderness. The Buck Creek Trail ends at Buck Creek Pass at the forest boundary. Here the trail connects with Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Trail #789, which meets up with Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The Buck Creek Trail is rated a moderate difficulty hike.
At a Glance
The trail begins at the Trinity Trailhead, which is located at the end of the Chiwawa Valley Road 6200.
From Leavenworth, WA, head north on US-2 West for 15 miles. Then turn right on WA-207 North and go 4.4 miles. Go right on Chiwawa Loop Road and stay right at the intersection. Then take the second left onto Chiwawa River Road/Forest Road 6200 and follow it for about 23 miles. Road becomes gravel/dirt at 11 mile point. Continue another 12 miles on very rough road.
Green Trail Map - #113 Holden
USGS Map - Trinity/Clark Mountain/Suiattle Pass, WA