The trail begins near the southeast end of the gravel pit (near the entrance). Because of its low elevation this trail is one of the first trails to open up in the spring. Hike a gentle forested sidehill climb through big fir and spruce and occasional stands of cedar trees. Reach the falls in 1.7 miles. The falls are below the trail so use caution as the area around the falls is quite precipitous and there are no fences or barriers. Cedar Creek pours from pool to pool, then drops 50 to 60 feet in a series of falls. The trail continues 7.5 miles beyond the falls to Abernathy Pass, were it enters the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and ends at North Creek Trail #413. Bicycles are not allowed inside wilderness area.
At a Glance
||To check for current conditions online go to: www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/conditions
||Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
A recreation pass is required. (A $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
||No motorized vehicles. No mechanized vehicles (including mountain bikes) south of Abernathy Pass. Wilderness use regulations apply in Lake Chelan/Sawtooth Wilderness. Certified weed free hay is required on National forest lands (processed grains are okay).
||No potable water
||A recreation pass is required. (A $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
||Methow Valley Ranger District
From Winthrop drive State Route 20 west for 18 miles to Forest Service Road 5310-200, on left side of the road, between mileposts 176 and 175 (about 0.5 miles east of the turn off for Klipchuck Campground). Parking is near a gravel pit at the end of the road. This trail begins near the southeast end of the gravel pit (near the entrance).