This 6 mile trail travels northeasterly up Basin Creek. Trail is mostly a continuous climb up the creek drainage with some steeper pitches so is considered a more difficult level trail. Due to the aftermath of the Tripod Fire in 2006, some parts of the trail may be difficult to find and traverse due to erosion and dense reproduction on the trail. Approximately 3 miles up the trail it follows a ridgeline to the north of Basin Creek to Topaz Mountain with very scenic views to the north and west of Haig Mountain and Cathedral Peak, along with many others. Subalpine larch and Whitebark pine are evident near Topaz Mountain. Basin Creek Trail ties in with Windy Peak Trail #342.
At a Glance
$5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead.
Wilderness use restrictions apply.
From the town of Loomis, travel north on County road #9425 for 2 miles to junction of #9425 and County road #4066. Turn West on County road #4066 which becomes Forest Service Road #39. Drive on Forest Service Road #39 for 20 miles to junction of Forest Service Road #39 and Forest Service Road #3900-300. Travel on Forest Service Road #3900-300 for 3 miles to the Chewuch Trailhead. From here, travel 2 miles down Cathedral Driveway Trail #510A to junction with Chewuch Trail #510. Travel north on the Chewuch Trail #510 for 2 miles past Pocket Lake to Basin Creek Trail #360.