Chatter Creek Trailhead

WARNING: To those planning to hike a loop out through Frosty Pass and Icicle Creek Trail -- The bridge over French Creek 1.5 miles up Icicle Creek Trail #1551 is broken due to damage from heavy winter snowpack and is unsafe to cross. There is no way to ford the creek due to high water. No access beyond bridge on Icicle Creek Trail. It is not known when bridge will be replaced. See Photos of Bridge

Provides access to: Chatter Creek Trail #1580 within Alipne Lakes Wilderness. This trail is not recommended for horse travel. Hiking permits are self-issued and can be obtained at the trailhead.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District, (509) 548-2550

General Information


From Leavenworth, WA, head southwest on US-2 West for 0.8 mile. Turn left onto Icicle Road (Forest Road 7600), and follow for about 15 miles to the trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Chatter Creek Trail #1580 is not recommended for horse travel.