Trail Creek Trail #1322

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is located entirely within Alpine Lakes Wilderness.  It connects the Waptus River Trail #1310 with the Cathedral Pass trail # 1345.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
Open Season: Summer - Fall
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File). Bicycles and motor vehicles prohibited.
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Passes: Some trailheads such as the Salmon la Sac and Cathedral Pass trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1100

General Information

General Notes:
SETTING: Relatively young timber as the result of a large fire
approximately 100 years ago, dry and wet meadows, stream,
marshy pond.
DESCRIPTION: From the south, the trail begins at Waptus River Trail #1310, immediately crosses Waptus River at a good ford
(caution: ford is wide and water can be high and swift early in
season) and begins a gradual ascent that steepens and has
several switchbacks, again becoming a gradual ascent as it
passes through the Trail Creek headwaters and passes above
Squitch Lake, ending at Cathedral Rock Trail #1345. The trail is in
good condition.  Michael Lake Trail #1336 is accessed via the Trail Creek Trail.

Parking:

No trailhead.


Directions:

See directions to the Tucquala Meadows Trailhead

or Salmon La Sac Trailhead for closest trail access.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Backpacking


Horse Riding & Camping

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