Summer Blossom Trail #1258


The Summer Blossom Trail begins at Grade Creek Road #8200 and ends at Deadman's Pass. The trail is open only to foot traffic and has a few steep grades. This is an excellent trail for viewing Sawtooth high country. The trail is an old sheepherders route through the basin of Summer Blossom, arriving near the summit of North Navarre Peak 7,963 feet elevation. The peak offers outstanding views from the snowy Cascades to the vast semi-arid plains of the Columbia Plateau. Appreciate the Civilian Conservation Corps trail work (rock cribbing) as you hike the ridge down to the junction with the Summit Trail, at the East Fork Prince Creek switchbacks. The trail has a few steep grades and the tread is light in some spots, due to low use. Water should be carried, but there are possible camping areas after 1.5 miles. This trail is maintained annually.

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Best Season: summer, fall
Closest Towns: Chelan, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:

Maps: Green Trails- Prince Creek


From Chelan, drive north on Highway 97 to Pateros. Turn left onto Highway #153 for 17 miles. Take the Gold Creek Road #4340 / County Road 1034 for one mile. Turn left onto South Fork Gold Creek Road #4330. Take Spur road 600 and continue until the junction of Grade Creek Road #8200 and Cooper Mt. road #8020. Turn right on Grade Creek Road and continue for 8 miles to the Summer Blossom Trailhead.


From Chelan, drive 6.5 miles on the Chelan-Manson state highway 150 towards Manson. Turn Right onto Wapato Lake Road and drive 2.3 miles to Upper Joe Creek Road for 4.2 miles where the road becomes the Grade Creek Road #8200. Continue 27 miles on Grade Creek Road to the Summer Blossom Trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
6.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6400 ft - 7400 ft


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