Waptus River Trail #1310

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Waptus River Trail begins at Salmon La Sac Trailhead and ends at Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. This trail accesses the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

At a Glance

Permit Info:   Wilderness permits are required to enter Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Open Season: Early Summer
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Mountain bike and motorized use prohibited. Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Salmon La Sac trailhead.

General Information


Facilities include parking, toilets,

hitch rails, and stock ramps.


From Cle Elum and/or Roslyn, take State

Highway 903 north to Salmon La Sac, then turn left on FS Road

4316 and take spur Road 111 to the trailhead. This is also the trailhead

for Cooper River Trail 1311 and Pollalie Ridge Trail 1309.



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Day Hiking

Dayhiking to the river makes a common destination in 3 miles one way.

Difficulty Level: Easy


Can be combined with other trails in area to form a loop. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding & Camping

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