Icicle Gorge Trailhead

This heavily-used trailhead provides access to Icicle Gorge Loop Trail #1596, which follows along Icicle Creek. The trailhead is located close to Chatter Creek Campground and guard station. There is a daily fee per vehicle parked, and an approved recreation pass is acceptable as payment. There is a vault toilet on-site.

At a Glance

Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for day-hiking within Alpine Lakes Wilderness are available on a self-issue basis at trailheads.  
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District, (509) 548-2550

General Information


From Leavenworth, WA, head southwest on US-2 West for 0.8 mile. Then turn left onto Icicle Creek Road/Forest Road 7600 and continue straight for about 15 miles to the trailhead, which is signed and will be on left.

General Notes:

Green Trails Map - #177 Chiwaukum Mts.

USGS Map - Jack Ridge

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking