North Fork Prince Creek Trail #1254

  

This trail provides the quickest access from Lake Chelan to Surprise Lake and Bernice Lake within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. The stream crossing are located at the beginning and near the end of the trail and can be hazardous (no bridges available) during the early season. The trail follows the stream through very brushy country.

This trail starts at Prince Creek Trail 1255 and ends at Summit Trail 1259.

At a Glance

Best Season: summer, fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Water: Streams
Information Center: Chelan Ranger District.

General Information

General Notes:

The majority of The Chelan Ranger District hiking and camping areas are only accessible by boat or ferry. The Lady of the Lake II provides up lake travel from Chelan to Stehekin with stops available at Fields Point, Prince Creek, Moore Point, and Lucerne. Please check their website for availability, fees, and scheduling.

Please Note:  Drop off stops at Prince Creek and Moore Point are by request only. If you are at Prince Creek or Moore Point waiting to be picked up, “flagging” down the boat maybe necessary.


Parking:

There are two main parking areas (for a fee) for up lake travel when using the Lady of the Lake services.  The Boat company dock in Chelan and Field’s Point Landing, located 17 miles out of Chelan on the South Shore road.

Field's Point Fees:

Day Use 3-12 hours: $5.00

Over Night: $7.00

5-7 Days: $30.00


Directions:

From Chelan, boat approximately 34 miles up lake to Prince Creek Campground on the north shore.

OR

From Chelan, travel south on Highway 97 Alternate for 3 miles. Turn right onto Southshore Road and go approximately 17 miles to Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park. From the Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park boat launch, boat approximately 15 miles to Prince Creek Campground on the north shore.

From Prince Creek Campground, hike up Prince Creek Trail #1255 6-½ miles to junction with North Fork Prince Creek Trail #1254

Notes:
The Lady of the Lake provides passenger ferry service from Chelan to Stehekin with stops available at Fields Point, Prince Creek, Moore Point, and Lucerne. Please check their website for availability, fees, and scheduling: ladyofthelake.com

Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park is a popular boat launch for accessing many up lake recreation sites via personal boat. Please check their website for amenities, fees, and schedule: parks.wa.gov/293/Twenty-Five-Mile-Creek


Activities


Hiking

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.4 miles

  Elevation : 
4200 ft. - 5500 ft.

 



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