Lake Ethel Trail #1585


This steep, dry trail crosses several logging roads located on private lands in the Coulter Creek area. Logging activity may continue to occur on these private lands.  It reaches Lake Ethel and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary in about 5 miles.

This trail provides access deeper into Alpine Lakes Wilderness as well.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Permit Info: Alpine Lake Wilderness permit required.  These are self-issuing at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Hiker only trail. Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA

General Information


The trailhead is located 2-1/2 miles south on Gill Creek Road #6940 off of US Highway 2 in Merritt. Merritt is about 20 miles west of Leavenworth.

General Notes:

Green Trail Map - #145 Wenatchee Lake

USGS Map - Lake Wenatchee/Mount Howard, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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