Wolf Creek Trail #527


Trail enters Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and follows the valley bottom 10.3 miles to the meadows beneath Mt. Gardner. The route is mostly in timber, broken by occasional meadow areas. The trail follows the banks of Wolf Creek most of the way. There are 3 non-maintained trails that connect to this trail for those who want to explore. North Fork Wolf Creek Trail, Abernathy Trail and Hubbard Creek Trail, all were old stock driveways.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions information. Walking log available to cross North Fork Wolf Creek during high water. 
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Permit Info: Wilderness permit not required. 
Open Season: June
Best Season: July- September
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply Check fishing regulations before fishing. Certified, weed-free hay required on national forest lands (processed grains are okay).
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilet at trailhead only
Passes: No pass required
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862  509-996-4000

General Information


From Winthrop drive State Route 20 to bridge crossing Methow River on south end of town. Cross the Methow River bridge and turn right onto Twin Lakes Road (county road 9120). Drive 1.5 miles and turn right onto Wolf Creek Road (county road 1131). Drive 4.5 miles, turn right onto gravel Left Fork Wolf Creek Road (county road 1145) drive 0.25 mile and go straight onto gravel Forest Service Road 5505 and follow road about 4.5 miles, turn to left downhill to the signed Wolf Creek trailhead.

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Toilets at trailhead only
Parking Stock ramp & hitch rails at parking area.