South Creek Trail #401

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail heads west into Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. It is a fairly easy hike with good views, but limited camping. First 4.5 miles are forest broken by avalanche paths. Louis Lake Trail #428 branches left at the 2-mile marker. You will travel through an old wildfire at 5.5 miles, then cross a stream at 7 miles. Then the trail becomes rocky before the last 0.25 mile to the pass. At the pass the trail enters the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area managed by North Cascade National Park.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current trail conditions go to-
Permit Info: Wilderness permit not required.  Note: Permit required year round for all overnight stays in the backcountry of North Cascades National Park Service Complex (North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas).
Open Season: June - October
Best Season: July-August
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at Twisp River Horse Camp near the trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District 509 996-4003

General Information

Directions: From Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114. At about 12.5 miles the County Road joins Forest Service Road 44. Continue on Forest Service Road 44, which becomes Forest Service Road 4440 to South Creek Campground and Trailhead.



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