Way Creek Trail #1235

  

Trailhead is located at the midpoint of the trail. Trail decends steeply 1.9 miles to the Middle Fork Teanaway Trail #1393 or uphill 3.1 miles to the Jungle Creek Trail 1383.1. This trail is steep and rugged.

The trailhead is at the midpoint of the trail, not at either end. From the trailhead you may head steeply downhill at first, with the grade easing up, for 1.9 miles to the Middle Fork Teanaway Trail 1393 near the river. Or you may head uphill, crossing the rugged headwall of Way Cr. and ending at the junction with Jungle Creek Trail 1383.1. This trail is mostly in good condition with a few steep pitches. There is no water on the upper portion and little water on the lower part later in the season, except for the Middle Fork Teanaway.

SETTING: Open rocky hillsides, large timber, valley bottom, riparian zone, ridgetops.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2109
Fees No Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead.
Open Season: Summer
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Single track trail, no 4 wheel motor vehicles.
Closest Towns: Ellensburg, Cle Elum
Passes: No Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead.

General Information

Parking:

There is parking for 6+ vehicles. There are no facilities at this trailhead.


Directions:

From Cle Elum, head east on Highway 970 for 6 miles. Turn left (northwest) on Teanaway Road, then up the North Fork Teanaway Road to the end of the county road, then turn left onto Forest Road 9701 to the trailhead.


Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Backpacking

Can connect with other area trails to form loop opportunities in seldom hiked country.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Trail used to access vistas and mountain tops near Malcolm Mountain.  Steep hiking.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.9 miles

  Elevation : 
3200 ft. - 4800 ft.

 

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