Area Status: 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
Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
||Summer - Fall
Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File). Bicycles and motor vehicles prohibited.
Cle Elum, WA
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.
Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1100
SETTING: Relatively young timber as the result of a large fire
approximately 100 years ago, dry and wet meadows, stream,
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.
See directions to the Tucquala Meadows Trailhead
or Salmon La Sac Trailhead for closest trail access.