Area Status: Open
The North Fork Taneum Trail begins at Forest Service Road 3300 and ends at Trail #1326.
At a Glance
Seasonal motorized use closure in effect yearly April 1 through June 15. This trail may be opened prior to June 15 if conditions permit. It will be posted open on the ground and on this site at that time.
$5/vehicle/day or Recreation Pass required at trailhead. Day passes available at Taneum Junction. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest land.
TRAILHEAD ACCESS: From I-90 exit 93, go east on the county road to Taneum Road, west on Taneum Road to FS Road 33, then continue west on 33 to the trailhead in Ice Water Campground. There are other road access points further to the west.
DESCRIPTION: The trail crosses to the north side of Road 33, parallels the road for several miles, crosses the 3300-133 road, and follows near the North Fork Taneum Creek, crossing it several times. All crossings in the lower eight miles of the trail are now bridged. After passing the junction with Trail 1378, the trail enters logging areas and crosses other roads. Just past Butte
Creek (at 9.4 miles) is the junction with Lightning Point Trail 1377.2, which goes to the right and uphill for 2.4 miles (very steep in spots) to connect with Cle Elum Ridge Trail 1326. At the 13-mile mark, the 1377 trail leaves the logging, and continues along the creek to the old trail shelter. From the shelter it climbs sharply to Windy Pass and ends at the junction with Cle Elum
Ridge Trail 1326.
PARKING AND FACILITIES: Campground, toilets and water.