Painter Creek Trail #1575


This trail within Alpine Lakes Wilderness has steep grades for the first 2 miles, then it climbs gently in a valley-bottom to Icicle Ridge.

The trail is not maintained between the junction with Badlands Trail #1576 and Icicle Ridge Trail #1570, making it difficult to follow in many places. 

Primitive camping and horse grazing are available along the trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Permit Info: Alpine Lake Wilderness permit required.  These are free and self-issuing at the trailhead.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Water: Water is accessible in many places along the trail. Most campsites are close to water sources.
Restroom: A restroom is available at Chiwaukum Creek TH, no backcountry toilets on trail.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Chiwaukum Creek trailhead.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District, (509) 548-2550

General Information

General Notes:

Green Trails Map - #177 Chiwaukum Mts.

USGS Map - Big Jim Mountain, WA


This trail has no trailhead.  The trail begins 9 miles up the Chiwaukum Creek Trail #1571 and ends at the Icicle Ridge Trail #1570.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Horse Riding & Camping

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