Shedroof Cutoff #511

Area Status: Open

The first 1.2 miles of the trail follows an old logging road. High water at Sullivan Creek crossing prior to mid-July. Trail connects to Shedroof Divide Trail #512 and Thunder Creek Trail #526 to create a 14-mile loop trail system.  No motorized or mechanized equipment allowed within the Wilderness area.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness use restrictions apply. Certified weed-free hay or certified weed-free hay pellets are required on National Forest lands (processed grains are okay). Motorized or mechanical equipment, including chainsaw, bike, motorcycle, hang glider or cart use prohibited in all wilderness areas. Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times.
Closest Towns: Metaline Falls, WA
Information Center: The trail is usually snowed in until June.

General Information


From the junction of County Road 9345 (Sullivan Lake) and
Forest Road 22 (Sullivan Creek), turn east and drive 5.9 miles to the junction of Forest Road 2022000 (Upper Sullivan Creek). Follow 2022000 for 6.5 miles to the trailhead.

From Sullivan Lake follow Forest Service roads 22 and 2220. Trailhead is just beyond Gypsy Meadows.

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Salmo Mountain

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Camping

  • See Sullivan Lake Trail Guide or contact Sullivan Lake Ranger District for campsites.

Horse Riding

  • Looped trail systems are popular with horse enthusiasts.

Viewing Wildlife

  • Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear. Other species of interest are bighorn sheep moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and other bird species.

Viewing Plants

  • Deep valleys contain Cedar-Hemlock forests while high ridges also offers Alpine Fir, Whitebark Pine and other alpine plants.

Viewing Scenery

  • Spectacular views of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness, Selkirk Mountains in both the United States and Canada. Salmo Mountain Lookout located at the end of Forest Road 2220270 also offers great views.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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1.7 miles

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