Provides access to:War Creek Trail #408 within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. Trail enteres Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. The trail travels through a forested area which becomes thinner as you travel up the trail. This trail is a historic route that follows War Creek to a high pass that leads into the North Cascades Park Recreation area. A North Cascades National Park backcounty permit is required to camp in the recreation area. The trail has a wonderful view of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Mountain range from the pass.
From Twisp, drive west on Twisp River Road (county road #9114), in about 10 miles turn left onto Buttermilk Creek Road (county road 1090) which crosses a bridge across Twisp River, follow the road to the right West Buttermilk Creek Road onto road that becomes Forest Service Road #4420. Drive about 4 miles to junction with Forest Service Road #4430, continue straight on 4430 and turn left onto War Creek Trailhead Road #4430-100 road and travel about 1.5 miles to the trailhead.