Buck Creek Trail #1513


WARNING: The bridge over Chiwawa River at 2.5 mile point collapsed from heavy winter snow. Fording river at this point would be difficult and dangerous in high water conditions. 

The Buck Creek Trail is 9.6 miles long, with an elevation gain of 2800 feet, and is primarily used by hikers and stock users. This heavily used trail with gentle grades accesses the Buck Pass and Pass No Pass areas and the Chiwawa River Trail #1550 within Glacier Peak Wilderness.  The Buck Creek Trail ends at Buck Creek Pass at the forest boundary. Here the trail connects with Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Trail #789, which meets up with Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The Buck Creek Trail is rated a moderate difficulty hike.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The final 12 mile section of Chiwawa River Road to trailhead is rough gravel / dirt and may not be suitable for low clearance vehicles. See Current conditions information 
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Leavenworth , WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Trinity Trailhead.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District.

General Information


The trail begins at the Trinity Trailhead, which is located at the end of the Chiwawa Valley Road 6200.

From Leavenworth, WA, head north on US-2 West for 15 miles. Then turn right on WA-207 North and go 4.4 miles. Go right on Chiwawa Loop Road and stay right at the intersection. Then take the second left onto Chiwawa River Road/Forest Road 6200 and follow it for about 23 miles. Road becomes gravel/dirt at 11 mile point. Continue another 12 miles on very rough road. 

General Notes:

Green Trail Map - #113 Holden

USGS Map - Trinity/Clark Mountain/Suiattle Pass, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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