Chiwawa River Trail #1550

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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.

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This trail with gentle grades starts from Buck Creek Trail #1513 and follows an old mining road, climbing steadily to high subalpine meadow country at the base of Red Mountain. It also accesses a spur trail leading to Chiwawa Basin within Glacier Peak Wilderness

The trail is not maintained beyond the cut off to Chiwawa Basin.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Visitors are asked to sign the trailhead register.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Trinity Trailhead.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District.

General Information


The trail begins 1-1/2 miles up the Buck Creek Trail #1513 and ends at Red Mountain.

See Trinity Trailhead.

General Notes:

Green Trail Map - #113 Holden

USGS Map - Trinity/Clark Mountain/Suiattle Pass, WA

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