Little Wenatchee Trail #1525


This trail travels along the valley floor of the Little Wenatchee River within Henry M.Jackson Wilderness for several miles before switchbacking up 1500' to Meander Meadows.  The trail travels through intermitent slide alder and mature forest. There are several obvious campsites along the trail below Meander Meadows, and many well-established campsites in the Meadows. Keeping right along the trail rather than heading down to the Meadows. At 7.2 miles, the trail reaches the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 within Glacier Peak Wilderness.  This trail provides ample opportunities for backpacking and dayhiking.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Permit Info:   Visitors are asked to sign the trailhead register.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Water: Ample water is available for duration of trail
Restroom: Pit toilets available in Meander Meadows
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead. 
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District.

General Information


The trail begins at the Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead and ends at the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. From Leavenworth, WA, take US-2 W for 15 miles, then take WA-207 N for 10.5 miles.  Stay left on Little Wenatchee River Road /Forest Road 6500, and follow for almost 14 miles to the trailhead.

General Notes:

Green Trail Map - #144 Benchmark Mtn.

USGS Map - Poe, Mountain/Benchmark Mountain, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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