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Wenatchee River Ranger District, Trails

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Trails on the Wenatchee River Ranger District are now mostly snow free except for patches at the highest elevations and passes.   Trail maintenance is currently ongoing, call the Leavenworth Ranger Station for the latest conditions. 

DUE TO WILDFIRE ACTIVITY SEVERAL TRAILS ARE CLOSED in Mad River area.

There are multiple trail and road closures in place due to the Cougar Creek Fire

Closure Order

Closure Map

 

Enchantments Report

 

Mission Creek / Devils Gulch Area
Devils Spur
#1203
Logged out  
Devils Gulch
#1220

Logged out

 
Mission Ridge
#1201
Logged out  
Sand Creek    
Red Devil
#1221

Logged out

7/10/2018
Red Hill
#1223

Logged out

8/30/2018

Red Hill Spur
#1223.1
Logged out 5/07/2018
     
Highway 97 / Blewett Pass Area
Tronsen Ridge
#1204
Logged out 7/6/2018
Tronsen Meadow
#1205
Logged out  
Ingalls Creek
#1215
Logged out from trail head all the way to Stuart Pass.  Safe and passable for stock. 8/27/2018
Fourth Creek
#1218
Mostly in good condition. The start of the uphill from Ingalls creek is steep with loose rock, use caution in this area. 8/27/2018
     
Lake Wenatchee Area
Dirty Face
#1500
A few trees down. Snow free. 6/23/18
Hidden Lake
#1510
Logged out and in good shape. 6/04/2018
Round Mountain
#1529
Conditions Unknown  
Nason Ridge at Kahler Glen
#1583
Conditions Unknown  
     
Little Wenatchee River Area
Cady Creek
#1501
Few logs down but passable. Brushy in multiple sections. Creek crossings are easy. 7/29/2018
Cady Ridge
#1532
Clear and brush free. 8/5/2018
Top Lake  
#1506
A few trees down.  9/3/18
Poe Mountain
#1520
A few trees down.  6/24/18
Lake Minotaur
#1517
Logged out and in good condition. 7/13/2018
Little Wenatchee
#1525
Very brushy trail with intermittent breaks in tree stands. Watch footing because of rocks on the trail that the brush conceals.  8/5/2018
Heather Lake
#1526
Trail in good condition. Couple trees down but easily navigated.  7/3/2018
Little Wenatchee Ridge
#1543
A few trees down.  6/24/18
Irving Pass
#1545
A few trees down.  6/24/18
     
White River Area
Indian Creek
#1502
Not logged out. Extremely brushy sections. 9/6/18
Twin Lakes
#1503
Snow free with a few logs you can navigate around easily. The first ford is swift and knee deep in places so use caution when crossing. 6/05/2018
White River
#1507
Not been maintained beyond junction with Boulder Creek Trail -- non-existent and extremely brushy in sections, not recommended for travel. Access to the Pacific Crest Trail is possible via the Indian Creek Trail #1502  
Mount David
#1521
Conditions Unknown  
Boulder Creek
#1562
Conditions Unknown  
     
Chiwawa River Area
Carne Mountain
#1508

Not logged out yet. Numerous trees down across trail. Road to trailhead extremely rough, not recommended for low clearance vehicles.

 

9/05/2018
Rock Creek
#1509

Logged out to the 5 mile mark. Only a few small logs across the trail after that are easy to get around.

 

9/22/2018
Rock Creek Tie
#1538
Conditions Unknown  

Phelps Creek 

#1511

Logged out to the Spider Meadows. Road to trailhead extremely rough, not recommended for low clearance vehicles.

 

10/06/2018
Buck Creek
#1513

Bridge collapsed over Chiwawa River but can be crossed by most hikers. Also a ford below the bridge. 

 

9/05/2018
Basalt Ridge
#1515

Conditions Unknown

 

9/05/2018
Little Giant
#1518

Conditions Unknown

 

9/05/2018
Schaefer Lake
#1519

Many logs across the trail making travel slow.  Use CAUTION when crossing the Chiwawa river at the log crossing at the begining of the trail.

 

9/05/2018
Alder Ridge ORV
#1523

Open. Note that Mad River trails are closed.

10/18/18
Minnow Ridge ORV
#1524
Open. Note that Mad River trails are closed. 10/18/2018
Estes Butte
#1527 

Not logged out; several logs across trail.

 

9/05/2018
Basalt Pass
#1530
Conditions Unknown  
Chikamin Creek ORV
#1534

Open. Note that Mad River trails are closed.

10/18/18

Minnow Creek
#1539

Conditions Unknown

 
Lower Chiwawa ORV
#1548

Open

10/18/2018

 

Chiwawa River
#1550

Conditions unkown

The Chiwawa River Trail #1550 will be closed from October 16, 2018 to June 1, 2019 to protect Bull Trout spawning habitat.

 

9/05/2018
Chikamin Tie ORV
#1561
Open. Note that Mad River trails are closed. 10/18/2018
     
Highway 2 / Stevens Pass / Smithbrook Area
Snowy Creek
#1531
Conditions Unknown

 

Chiwaukum Creek
#1571
First 2 miles logged out, after that many logs down to Painter Creek junction. Mostly snow free, a few patches near Ladies Pass. 7/20/2018
Index Creek
#1572
Conditions Unknown  
Painter Creek
#1575
Conditions Unknown  
Badlands  
#1576
Conditions Unknown  
Hatchery Creek
#1577
Clear and logged out. Brushy in some areas down low. Also from #1570-Lake Augusta is clear.  
Whitepine Creek
#1582

Conditions Unknown

8/1/18
Lake Ethel
#1585
Conditions Unknown  
Rock Mountain
#1587
Conditions Unknown  
Merritt Lake
#1588
Has NOT been logged out. Snow starts around 4800ft. 6/04/2018
Lanham Lake
#1589

Conditions Unknown

7/31/2018
Smithbrook
#1590
Conditions Unknown 6/26/2018
No. Fork Chiwaukum Cr.
#1591
Trail from Chiwaukum Lake to Larch Lake has some brush and a few logs but is overall beautiful and easy to follow. 8/26/2018
Wildhorse Creek
#1592
Conditions Unknown  
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
North from Stevens Pass

#2000
Conditions Unknown  
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
South from Stevens Pass

#2000

From Steven's Pass to Trap Pass-only 2 trees to easily navigate around otheriwse in good condition.

8/24/2018

     
Icicle Creek / Enchantments Area
Icicle Creek
#1551
Logged out to the French creek junction. 7/5/2018
Eightmile Lake
#1552
OPEN, be aware of partial closure at the lake due to Jack Creek fire in 2017. Trail is in good condition. 7/15/2018
Snow Creek / Snow Lakes
#1553

A few logs down but easily navigated.  Clear and well maintained.

7/30/2018
Eightmile-Trout Creek
#1554
Multiple logs down but still passable. Snow at Caroline Lake, no snow below the lake. 6/11/2018
Trout Creek
#1555
Conditions Unknown  
Jack Creek
#1558

OPEN Trail is logged out to Meadow Creek junction. Passable for stock to the junction. Use caution and if you decide to go beyond the junction because of dangerous overhead hazards bacause of previous fire. Hiking not recomended in that area if wind is in the forecast.

From the Meadow creek junction to VanEpps there is significant fire damage with at least 26 downed trees and patches of lost trail. Not recomended for stock travel beyond the meadow creek junction.

8/27/2018

 

 

8/27/2018

Icicle Ridge
#1570
Trail in good condition to the saddle (Approx. 2.5 miles in) 6/01/2018
Fourth of July Creek
#1579
Logged out to the junction of Icicle Ridge, brushy in places. Snow free until last 100ft to the ridge. 5/24/2018
Chain Lakes
#1569
A few logs down to navigate. Patches of snow at the lakes still with a couple fords that are deep still, use caution when crossing. 7/06/2018
Chatter Creek
#1580
Conditions Unknown  
French Creek
#1595
Conditions Unknown  
Icicle Gorge
#1596
Maintained and logged out 6/07/2018
Stuart Lake
#1599
Trail is in good condition. 7/30/2018
Colchuck Lake
#1599A

Trail is in great condition.

7/30/2018

 


Average Spring trail openings/meltout

Late March to Mid April--- Icicle Ridge, Penstock, Leavenworth town trails (Blackbird Island, Ski Hill loop trails, Fish Hatchery trails, Wenatchee Foothill trails)

Mid April to Mid May -- Snow Creek, Fourth of July, Freund Canyon, Devil's Gulch, Ingalls Creek, Lake Stuart, Icicle Creek, Hatchery Creek, Eightmile Lake, Chatter Creek, Jack Creek. Hidden Lake, Twin Lakes, White Pine, Lower Chiwawa, Nason Ridge, Rock Mtn, Dirty Face.

Mid May or later -- Lake Ethel, Tronsen Ridge, Upper Devil's Gulch, Upper Mission Ridge, Little Wenatchee TH, Minotaur lake, Top Lake, Merritt Lake, Heather Lake, Shaeffer Lake, Rock Creek, White River/Indian Creek, Upper Chiwawa River TH's, Round Mtn, Irving Pass


For current forecast for Leavenworth: Click Here.

Lake Wenatchee area webcams

Leavenworth area webcams

Trail condition reports are gathered from Forest Service trail employees and wilderness rangers, USFS trail contractors, and public reports. WTA.ORG and NWHIKERS.NET   and WenatcheeOutdoors.org are also excellent sources for trail conditions and ideas for hikes and backpacking trips.





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