Beverly Turnpike Trail #1391
ALERT--The bridge at the trailhead for the Beverly Creek Trail #1391 has been removed. A recent inspection of the bridge showed that the bridge was unsafe. Forest Service crews will replace the bridge during the week of June 26-30, 2023.
The Beverly Turnpike Trail begins at Forest Service Road 9732-112 and ends at the District boundary west of Earl Peak. Trail accesses the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.
Setting: Roads, clearcuts (1965), old-growth trees, open hillsides, meadows, stream, subalpine zone.
The first mile of this trail is an abandoned section of road. At Bean Creek (and the junction with Bean Creek Trail 1391.1) it becomes a regular trail, and turns left to climb along Beverly Creek. The trail passes through stands of timber, then into large openings, and eventually in the upper basin into subalpine type timber. The trail continues through a saddle and into the Wenatchee River Ranger District where it descends along Turnpike Creek to Ingalls Creek. Please obey wilderness regulations.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||May - October|
|Permit Info:||Self-issued wilderness permit required, available at trailhead.|
|Open Season:||Early Summer|
|Best Season:||Summer, Fall|
|Restrictions:||Motorized use prohibited.|
|Closest Towns:||Cle Elum, Ellensburg|
From Cle Elum, travel east/northeast on Highway 970 for about 8.5 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road and travel for 13 miles to the end of the pavement, veer right onto FS Road 9737 and follow it for 3.7 miles to 9737-112. Go north on 112 1.5 miles to the trailhead.
There is adequate parking for 15 vehicles. Stock trailers may wat to park 1/4 mile down road at site of old gravel borrow pit.
Very steep trail for mountain bikes, expect to walk at times.
|Difficulty Level:||Most Difficult|
Great dayhiking and mountain scrambling destination.
Pleasant camping in upper portion of Beverly Basin, near Fourth creek Trail junction and beyond.
Good trail for riding, a few old horse camps in basin. Camp with horses only in obvious previously used camps. Use an alternative means of overnight hitching rather than directly to trees.