Bridge Creek Trailhead

Gives access to Pacific Crest Trail #2000 south to Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Glacier Peak Wilderness, or north to Rainy and Harts Pass. Also provides access to  Copper Pass Trail #426 that enters Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness to the south.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current trail conditions
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Recreation Pass required. ($5/vehicle/day pass available for purchase)
Permit Info: Wilderness permit not required.  Note: Permit required year round for all overnight stays in the backcountry of North Cascades National Park Service Complex
Open Season: July
Usage: Light
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August-September
Restrictions: Certified weed free hay is required on National forestlands (processed grains are okay). Wilderness regulations apply within designated wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Winthrop, Washington, drive west, about 33 miles, on Highway 20 to the Bridge Creek Trailhead on the right side of the highway.


Access road closed in winter, usually reopens in May.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Horse Riding


Interpretive Site: Informative signs
Picnic tables: Picnic table
Parking: Yes
Toilets: vault toilet
Accessible: Yes