Wolf Creek Trail #527
Trail enters Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and follows the valley bottom 10.3 miles to the meadows beneath Mt. Gardner. The route is mostly in timber, broken by occasional meadow areas. The trail follows the banks of Wolf Creek most of the way. There are 3 non-maintained trails that connect to this trail for those who want to explore. North Fork Wolf Creek Trail, Abernathy Trail and Hubbard Creek Trail, all were old stock driveways.
At a Glance
|Current conditions information. Walking log available to cross North Fork Wolf Creek during high water.
|Wilderness permit not required.
|Wilderness regulations apply Check fishing regulations before fishing. Certified, weed-free hay required on national forest lands (processed grains are okay).
|No drinking water
|Vault Toilet at trailhead only
|No pass required
|Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862 509-996-4000
From Winthrop drive State Route 20 to bridge crossing Methow River on south end of town. Cross the Methow River bridge and turn right onto Twin Lakes Road (county road 9120). Drive 1.5 miles and turn right onto Wolf Creek Road (county road 1131). Drive 4.5 miles, turn right onto gravel Left Fork Wolf Creek Road (county road 1145) drive 0.25 mile and go straight onto gravel Forest Service Road 5505 and follow road about 4.5 miles, turn to left downhill to the signed Wolf Creek trailhead.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
BackpackingRecreation areas with activity Backpacking:
Horse RidingRecreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
Trail tread is very narrow for stock in some places.
|Stock ramp & hitch rails at parking area.
|at trailhead only