Chelan Ranger District, Trails

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Last updated: 08/07/2018

As of January 18, 2017, the Lucerne-Holden Road (FS Road No. 8301) has re-opened to visitors. 

MOST previously closed trails are re-opened to visitors. Expect to encounter post-fire damage and hazards on trails. Creek crossings require extra caution; rapid snow melt has caused fast water flow.

Pacific Crest Trail CLOSED: Due to a wildfire, the PCT will be closed between Suiattle Pass and High Bridge. See CLOSURE ORDER and MAP  -- See Detour Map

For up-to-date information on conditions, please contact the Chelan Ranger District. 

 

Holden Village area Non-Wilderness trails

Last updated: 08/07/2018

Holden Loop Trail
#1253

Open. Expect to encounter post-fire damage and hazards.

Ten Mile Creek Trail 
#1241

Open. Currently under construction. Logged out and maintained. 

Creek crossing not very deep. 

Ten Mile Falls Trail 
#1270

Open. Expect to encounter post-fire damage and hazards.

Maintained. Viewing platform is OPEN.

Monkey Bear Falls Trail 
#1273

Open. Maintained. Expect to encounter post-fire damage and hazards.

 

Lucerne area Non-Wilderness trails

Last updated: 07/24/2018

Domke Lake Trail 
#1280

Open. Maintained. Expect to encounter post-fire damage and hazards.

Forest Service employees cleared out trail after storm blew down dozens of trees. Potential for blown down trees will persist for several years. 7/24/2018

Domke Mt. Lookout Trail 
#1280.1

Open. Not maintained since the 2015 Wolverine Fire . Expect to encounter heavy post-fire damage and hazards. Difficult to locate beginning of trail.

 

Glacier Peak Wilderness trails

08/07/2018

Agnes Gorge Trail 
#1281

Open. Maintained.  

Company Creek Trail 
#1243

Open. Maintained. Some logs on trail on the Holden side before Ten Mile Creek to junction. 

This trail will serve as part of the PCT  detour. Trail crews maintained this trail earlier this year. LINK TO DETOUR MAP 08/02/2018

Copper Basin Trail 
#1240.22

Open. Maintained.

Devore Creek Trail 
#1244

Open. Currently being maintained. 

Emerald Park Trail 
#1230

Open. Expect to encounter heavy post-fire damage and hazards. Trail is rough for 2 miles past junction.

Hart / Lyman Lake Trail 
#1256

Open. Maintained. Upper Lyman bridge is out - follow flagged route. This trail is part of the PCT detour. LINK TO PCT DETOUR. 

Holden Lake Trail
#1251

Open. Maintained.

Lower Railroad Creek Trail 
#1240

Heavily fire damaged. Expect to encounter heavy post fire damage

Not maintained.

Upper Lyman Trail #1256.2

Open. Maintained. Bridge is out - follow flagged route. There will be a wide slow moving knee deep creek crossing.

Spider Gap 

Snow covered. This is not a trail, but a cross-country route through the pass between Spider Meadows and Upper Lyman Lakes. Spider Glacier is no longer a glacier, just a snow field at best and it is relatively flat. On the Lyman side of the gap there is a snowfield on the slope that is the route down to the Upper Lyman Trail; an ice axe is recommended. 

 

Pacific Crest Trail #2000

CLOSED between Suiattle Pass to High Bridge. Due to a wildfire.

See CLOSURE ORDER and MAP  -- See Detour Map

Please contact the Chelan Ranger District for more information. 

 Maintained from High Bridge to Hemlock Campground.

Maintained expect brush in places. Trees killed by insects are falling. Be sure to check for snags around any place you are thinking about camping. 

South Fork Agnes Trail
#1239

The trail is no longer maintained.

Suiattle/Cloudy Hiker Shortcut

Open. 

 

Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness trails

Due to current wildfire activity, connecting trails from the Twisp River Road are CLOSED.

08/07/2018

Lower Fish Creek Trail 
#1248

Open. Some parts are burushy, mostly clear. 

Even though the trail has been maintained, the part of the trail in the burned over area will continue to have trees fall throughout the season. 

North Fork Fish Creek Trail
#1248.1

Open. Maintained.

Even after the trail has been maintained the part of the trail in the burned over area will continue to have trees fall throughout the season. 

Lakeshore Trail
#1247.1702

Open. Maintained. 4/30/2018

Bridge at Prince Creek has washed out. Access across Prince Creek is impassable. Check with boat company for alternate drop off area before hiking the Lakeshore Trail.  SEE MAP --5/22/2018 

N. Fork Prince Creek Trail 
#1254

Open. Maintained. Brushy in the upper portion.

Oval Pass Trail #1259.13

Open. Maintained.

Prince Creek Trail #1255

Open. Maintained.

The trail is not passable by stock. There is no bridge or foot-log across Prince Creek at mile 4 and the creek is very difficult to cross during early season run-off.  

Bridge at outlet of Prince Creek has washed out. Access across Prince Creek is impassable from Prince Creek Campground. Check with boat company for alternate drop off area before hiking.  SEE MAP --6/26/2018 

Round Lake / Horton Butte Trail
#1250A

Open.

Not maintained.

Summit Trail 
#1259

Open. Maintained.

Surprise Lake Trail #1249

Open. Maintained. Rough trail, trees down last 1/2 mile. Passable for hikers. 

 

Sawtooth Backcountry Non-Wilderness Trails

08/07/2018

Due to the Uno Peak Fire several trails are closed. Trail closures: Uno Peak Trail, Safety Harbor Trail, Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with the Summer Blossom Trail). Potenial for catastrophic flashfloods are high, please respect closure areas.  

Hoodoo Pass Trail #1259.31 (hiker & horse)

 Open. 

Prince Creek Trail #1255.2

(motor & mtn. bikes, horse, hiker)

Open. Maintained. 

The section of trail on the Chelan side of Horsehead Pass is rated Most Difficult for motorbike travel. Caution: Part of the trail has collapsed and the remaining tread is very narrow on the first switchback down from the top of Horsehead Pass.

Safety Harbor Trail #1261

(motor & mtn. bikes, horse, hiker)

CLOSED due to UNO PEAK FIRE. 

 

Summer Blossom Trail
#1258 
(hiker only)

Open. Maintained. Best access to Summit Trail from east. Water can be sparce from one creek to another, bring plenty of water.

Expect to encounter post fire damage from the 2017 Uno Peak Fire. Risk for flashfloods are possible. Check weather conditions and call Ranger Station before embarking on travels.

Summit Trail #1259.3 

(motor & mtn. bikes, horse, hiker)

Partially closed. Maintained.

Due to Uno Peak Fire, there is limited access from Non-Wilderness sections of the Chelan Ranger District. Summit Trail (From South Navarre Campground to junction with Summer Blossom Trail). 

Uno Peak Trail #1260

(motor & mtn. bikes, horse, hiker)

CLOSED to UNO PEAK FIRE. 

Even when the trail is maintained the part of the trail in the burned over area will continue to have trees fall throughout the season. This trail is rated Most Difficult for motorbikes.

 

25 Mile Creek & Stormy Mountain area trails 

(Open to motorbikes, mountain bikes, horses and hikers)

08/07/2018

Devil’s Backbone Trail 
#1248

Open. Maintained. 

Lone Peak Trail #1264

Open. Maintained. 

Can use this trail as access to North Fork 25 Mile Trail #1256.

Pot Peak Trail 
#1266

Open.

Maintained to the saddle with Pot Peak. 

North Fork 25 Mile Trail 
#1265

Open. Maintained. 

The trail along the creek has washed out at the 2.0 mile point. Wash out is passable to hikers only. Not passable by motorcycles, horses, or mountain bikes, but these users can access the rest of the N. Fork 25 Mile trail via the Lone Peak trailhead and trail. Lone Peak trail intersects the N. Fork 25 Mile trail at N. Fork mile 2.6. From mile 2.6 trail is snow free to 5,500 feet elevation. Snow above.

Stormy Mt. Trail #1233

Open. Not maintained

 

North Shore area trails

08/07/2018

Echo Ridge Trails #1290 - 1297

Open. Maintained. 

 

All Other Trails

Trails not included on this report

Have not been maintained for years and there are no plans to maintain them.   If you choose to travel them be for prepared for cross-country travel conditions.