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Methow Valley Ranger District, Trails

Methow Valley RD Conditions Home | Campgrounds | Roads

12/17/18  Increasing winter snow accumulation has blocked access roads to all forest service trailheads and campgrounds on our district. Most access roads became groomed snowmobile routes, closed to all motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.


Trail Name and Number Current Status

Andrews Creek
504

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Bear Mountain
442

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Beaver Lake
356

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Blue Lake Trail
314

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Blue Buck Trail
421

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is snowcovered.

Boundary Trail Irongate to Pasayten River
533

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Boundary Trail Pasayten River to PCT
533

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Burch Mountain
538

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Buckskin Ridge
498

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Cady Pass
475

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Castle Pass
749

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Cedar Creek Trail
476

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.

This trail is snowcovered and open to snowshoers with Cedar Creek Waterfalls below the trail, at 1.75 miles.   

Chancellor/Canyon Creek Trail
754 CFR Trail Closures

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.

Chewuch
510

 

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Coleman Ridge
505

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Cooney Lake
434

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Copper Glance
519

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA 10/2/18 

Copper Pass
426

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA 10/2/18

Crater Creek Trail
416

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Crater Mountain
746

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Cutthroat Creek
483

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

 

Camping is not allowed within ¼ mile of the lake to help preserve the fragile alpine vegetation, as this is a very popular day hike area. 36 CFR 261.58 (e) $50.00.  Lone Fir Campground is open. Highway 20 is still open. 7/29/18

Crystal Lake
517

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Dean Creek Trail
456

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

This trail has not been maintained tor many, many years and is IMPASSABLE TO STOCK and difficult for hikers.

Devils Ridge Trail
752

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Diamond Jack
514

 Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Dollar Watch  #451

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Drake Creek
502A

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Driveway Butte Trail
481

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.

Eagle Creek
410

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE IN THE AREA 10/2/18 

Eagle Lakes
431

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Early Winters Trail
522

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation.

East Creek
756

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow

East Fork Buttermilk
420

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE IN THE AREA  10/2/18

East Fork Pasayten
451

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Easy Pass
741

 

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Falls Creek Falls

Snowshoe to beautiful waterfalls is beautiful in the winter

Falls Creek Trail
518

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.  

Ferguson Lake
474A

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Fire Creek
561

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 1
417

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 2
417A

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Foggy Dew Ridge Trail

438

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Fred's Lake Trail   474

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Goat Peak Trail
509

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Hidden Lakes
477

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Holman Creek
472A

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HAZARDS NEAR HOLMAN PASS. 

Jackita Ridge
738

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass
502

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop Trail
740

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road Highway 20 is closed in winter months.

Absolutely no camping is being permitted within 1/4 mile around Lake Ann or Rainy Lake or along the Heather/Maple Pass Loop Trail.  (36 CFR 261.58(e) $50.00 fine).  We are strictly enforcing this.   

Lake Creek Trail
500

 

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Leecher Look-out Trail

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Libby Creek
415

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA  11/14/18

Lightning Creek
425

OPENTrail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Lookout Mountain Trail
412

Road accessing trailhead is CLOSED aprox. 1.5 miles from the trailhead due to seasonal closure for non-motorized hunting and deer winter range Oct. 1-March 31.

Lone Fir
535

Trail snowcovered and has not been cleared for several years.

Louis Lake 
428

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA  11/14/18

Martin Creek
429

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

McCall Gulch
548

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Middle Fork Beaver Creek
406

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Monument Creek Trail
484

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA 10/2/18 

North Fork 20 Mile Trail
560

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

North Creek
413

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HARDARDS IN THE AREA  10/2/18

Oval Lakes
410A

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HARDARDS IN THE AREA  10/2/18

Pacific Crest Trail (Bridge Creek to Stehekin)
2000

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed in winter months.

Car camping is only allowed within developed recreation campground sites along the North Cascades Scenic Highway 20. There is no car camping allowed at the trailhead. Lone Fir Campground is open.  At this time Highway 20 is open. 7/29/18.

Pacific Crest Trail (Hwy 20 to Harts Pass)
2000

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Pacific Crest Trail (Hart’s Pass to Canada)

2000

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Hikers from PCT to Canada need a Canadian entry permit, stamped and signed by a Canadian Border Services Agent. Note: there is currently no legal way to enter the US from Canada on the PCT 2000. There is no Port of Entry at the Pacific Crest Trail northern terminus. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires that U.S. citizens returning home from Canada by land or sea present one of the travel documents listed at a US Port of Entry: U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL), Trusted Traveler Program Cards. This cannot be done at the international PCT crossing.

Park  Pass
506

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Pearrygin Peak
526

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.

Peepsight
525 & 525A

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Rainy Lake Trail
310

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed in winter months.

Camping is not allowed within 1/4 mile of the lake to help preserve the fragile alpine vegetation,  as this is a very popular day hike area. 36 CFR 261.58 (e) $50.00 fine. We are strictly enforcing this.

Reynolds Creek
402

CLOSED DUE TO A WILDFIRE HADARDS IN THE AREA  10/2/18

Robinson Creek 
478

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Rock Creek
473

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Scatter Creek
427

CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA  10/2/18

Sheep Creek
547

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.

Slate Creek
414

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.

South Creek Trail
401

CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA  10/2/18

Spanish Creek
503

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Stub Creek/Deception Pass
458

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

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Sunrise Lake
417.2

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Tatoosh Buttes
485

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Tungsten
534

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Twisp Pass Trail
432

CLOSED DUE TO 2018 WILDFIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA  11/14/18

Twisp River Trail
440

CLOSED DUE TO 2018 WILDFIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA  11/14/18

War Creek
408

CLOSED DUE TO 2018 WILDFIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA  11/14/18

Washington Pass Overlook

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed in winter months

This short trail does NOT require Northwest Forest Pass.

Car camping is only allowed within developed recreation campground sites along the North Cascades Scenic Highway 20. There is no car camping allowed at the trailhead. Lone Fir Campground is open. Highway 20 is still open. 11/14/18

West Fork Buttermilk
411

CLOSED DUE TO 2018 WILDFIRE  HAZARDS IN THE AREA  11/14/18

West Fork Methow Trail
480

OPEN

This trail is IMPASSABLE TO STOCK and difficult for hikers in the area above Trout Creek where trail has not been cleared of down trees since 2012 so the remaining trail has many, many, many scattered down trees throughout the old 2003 burn area (avoid this trail during windy weather). 

West Fork Pasayten
472

CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA. This trail has not been cleared of down trees for many years, so it has many, many, many down trees on trail.

Whistler Cutoff
575

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 through April 1.

Williams Creek
407

CLOSED DUE TO 2018 WILDFIRE HAZARDS IN THE AREA  10/2/18

Wolf Creek Trail

527

Trail is covered with increasing winter snow accumulation. Access road to trailhead is closed by snow.





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