Trail Creek Trail #1322

This trail is located entirely within Alpine Lakes Wilderness.  It connects the Waptus River Trail 1310 with the Cathedral Pass Trail 1345.

From the south, the trail begins at Waptus River Trail #1310, immediately crosses Waptus River at a good ford (caution: ford is wide and water can be high and swift early in season) and begins a gradual ascent that steepens and has several switchbacks, again becoming a gradual ascent as it passes through the Trail Creek headwaters and passes above Squitch Lake, ending at Cathedral Pass Trail 1345. The trail is in good condition. Lake Michael Trail 1336 is accessed via the Trail Creek Trail.


SETTING: Relatively young timber as the result of a large fire approximately 100 years ago, dry and wet meadows, stream, marshy pond.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - October
Fees: $5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass, or Federal Interagency Recreation Pass required at Salmon La Sac and Cathedral Pass trailheads.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
Open Season: Summer
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet. Bicycles and motor vehicles prohibited.
Closest Towns: Roslyn, Cle Elum

General Information


Access from Tucquala Meadows Trailhead or Salmon La Sac Trailhead

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy


Horse Riding