This forested trail heads 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
From Twisp drive west on Twisp River Road (county road 9114). At about 12 miles the Twisp River Roadbecomes Forest Service Road 44. Continue on Forest Service Road 44 fot 5 miles, until it turns into a gravel road, it then becomes Forest Service Road 4440, drive 5 more miles to South Creek Campground and Soouth CreekTrailhead.
Access roads close to wheeled, motorized vehicles in December through March as these roads are groomed snowmobile routes.