This trail is no longer maintained, since it burned over in a 2003 wildfire. This long side hill and valley trail, was mostly in timber within the Pasayten Wilderness. This trail goes to Crystal Lake, a beautiful alpine lake, and there are two other lakes nearby without trail access requiring cross-county travel. This would be a good trail for experienced hikers desiring solitude as there are many, many down trees on the trail and parts of the trail have been washed out. This trail is impassable to stock and is challenging for hikers.
At a Glance
Current conditions information. 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.
Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Wilderness permits are required in the Pasayten Wilderness (free, self-issue permits are available at the trailhead).
This trail burned over in 2003 and has many, many down trees across the trail. This trail has not been maintained for many years, is challenging for hikers and is impassable for stock. This trail is a good opportunity for a 1-2 night backpack trip, offering some views of the Chewuch River and Mt. Barney area. The country is mostly subalpine here with small meadow areas and bare rocky ridges. Specific Difficulties: Many camps around the lake shores have been overused in the past. Wear and trampling was occurring from stock grazed or tied too near the lake. Whenever you can, avoid the already heavily used areas and find more secluded, off-trail camps.
vault toilets at trailhead only
day use picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
self-pay stations available for required recreation pass