War Creek Trail #408

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A historic route that follows War Creek within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness to a high pass that leads in to the Lake Chelan Recreation Area, managed by North Cascade National Park.

The trail travels through a forested area, which becomes thinner as you travel up the trail. The last 0.5 mile is steep. South Fork War Creek Trail 409, which is not maintained, branches left at 2 miles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current trail conditions go to- http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
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: Late June - October
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: At trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions: From Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114. In about 10 miles the county road becomes Forest Service Road 44 (Forest Service Road 43 takes off to the left at that point). Continue on Forest Service Road 44 to Forest Service Road 4430 and turn left. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4430-100 and travel about 1.5 miles to the War Creek Trailhead.

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