West Fork Buttermilk Trail #411


This 9.5 mile trail within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness climbs to 7,480 feet at Fish Creek Pass where it connects with Fish Creek Trail #1248. Opportunities to climb nearby Star and Courtney Peaks. Star Lake is just beyond the pass. 

Specific Hazards/Difficulties: The trail crosses a marshy area that may be difficult for stock. Several stream fords along the route can also run high into July. Limited camping.

At a Glance

Open Season: Mid-July
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information


Access from West Fork Buttermilk Trailhead



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