Monkey Bear Falls Trail #1273


This trail winds through forest of douglas fir, western white pine, and noble fir. The trail crosses 10 Mile Creek on a large foot log with band rails on both sides. As you near the falls, the trail leaves the forest and switchbacks up a rocky ridge to a view point of Monkey Bear Falls. Rock steps and viewing platforms are being constructed. Construction should be done by 4th of July weekend. From May to July 1st the switchbacks and view point will be closed at times during this construction. There also is a great view of the mountains of Railroad Creek Valley. This is an excellent day hike from Holden Village. Although there is water at 10 mile Creek and 9-mile Creek, we recommend you bring your own drinking water, so you need not worry about water treatment. This trail is maintained annually.

At a Glance

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Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Closest Towns: Holden Village, WA

General Information

General Notes:

There are two main parking areas (for a fee) for up lake travel when using the Lady of the Lake services.  The Boat Company dock in Chelan and Field’s Point Landing, located 17 miles out of Chelan on the South Shore road.

Field's Point Fees:

Day Use 3-12 hours: $5.00

Over Night: $7.00

5-7 Days: $30.00


From Chelan, boat approximately 40 miles to Lucerne Landing (there are no roads that connect the City of Chelan to Lucerne or Holden). From Lucerne, travel 11 miles on Forest Service Road #8301 to Holden Village. Trail begins at the West side of Holden Village along the Holden Road.

The Lady of the Lake provides passenger ferry service from Chelan to Stehekin with stops available at Fields Point, Prince Creek, Moore Point, and Lucerne. Please check their website for availability, fees, and scheduling:
Holden Village operates a shuttle bus to and from Lucerne Landing and asks that hikers reserve bus space in advance. This may be done by emailing: Round trip bus fare is $15 per person; $10 one way. Information available about Holden Village:



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