Badlands Trail #1576

The Badlands Trail is 5.0 miles long and is used by hikers and stock users.  The trail begins 3 miles up Hatchery Creek Trail #1577, and ends at Painter Creek Trail #1575.  From the junction with the Hatchery Creek Trail at about 5300 feet in elevation, the trail climbs to 6200 feet, then switchbacks down from the ridge to a signed junction with the Painter Creek Trail at 5200 feet.  This trail within Alpine Lakes Wilderness has steep grades and good views of the Cascade Range. Water is scarce.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Permit Info: Alpine Lakes Wilderness permit required. These are self-issuing at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
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


The Badlands Trail begins 3 miles up the Hatchery Creek Trail #1577 and ends at the Painter Creek Trail #1575. 



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  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4900' - 6200'