Mesatchee Creek Trail #969


This trail within William O. Douglas Wilderness is steep but offers solitude, views, waterfalls and basins.  Another steep trail that accesses American Ridge.

At a Glance

Reservations: No
Permit Info:   Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Mesatchee Creek trailhead. 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Naches Ranger District, (509) 653 1401

General Information


From Naches, WA travel west on Highway 12 for 4.4 miles. Continue straight onto Highway 410 W for 40.3 miles. Entrance to Mesatchee Trailhead will be on left (south) side of highway.

General Notes:

Stock ramp, hitch rails, toilet


Parking for four horse trailers and four cars

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  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
3600 ft. - 5800 ft.