Boulder De Roux Trail #1392

  

The Boulder De Roux Trail begins at Forest Service Road 9737-120 and ends at Forest Service Road 4330-140.

Combine with Esmeralda Basin Trail #1394 for a well known loop day hike. Fine backpacking opportunities with camps in upper De Roux basin and Gallagher Head Lake.

Mountain biking: Very challenging and rocky trail, expect "hike-a-bike". Motorcycle: Very difficult motorbike trail riding with thin tread and exposure.

De Roux Campground is a horse camp with steel poles to attach highlines. Good opportunities up De Roux or De Roux Spur Trail #1392.1 into the upper Middle Fork Teanaway country.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opens for motorized use June 15, 2017
Fees $5/Vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass required at the trailhead at De Roux Campground on the FS Road 9737-120.  No Northwest Forest Pass required on the Boulder side at the end of Road 4330-140.
Open Season: summer
Best Season: late summer or fall
Busiest Season: late summer
Restrictions: Quad use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Cle Elum
Passes: $5/Vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass required at the trailhead at De Roux Campground on the FS Road 9737-120.  No Northwest Forest Pass required on the Boulder side at the end of Road 4330-140.

General Information

Directions:

This trail has two trailheads located at its eastern and western ends.

EASTERN TRAILHEAD: approximately 6 miles east of Cle Elum, turn off Highway 970 onto the Teanaway Road and follow it up the North Fork Teanaway to the end of the pavement. Take a right onto FS Road 9737 up the North Fork; then a left onto 9737-120 to De Roux Campground.

WESTERN TRAILHEAD: from Cle Elum or Roslyn, take Highway 903 north to Salmon La Sac and then right onto Fish Lake Road 4330. Follow 4330 about 7 miles and take a right onto spur road 138. Then turn right onto spur road 140. Follow it to its end and park there. A trailer cannot turn around in this small trailhead.


Parking:

From the east: park at the campground turnaround. Facilities include camping, a toilet, hitch rails, and picnic tables. From the west: there are no facilities.


Activities


Bicycling

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Mountain Biking

Very challenging and rocky trail, expect "hike-a-bike".

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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