North Scatter Creek Trail #1328.1

Area Status: Not Cleared

The North Scatter Trail begins at Forest Road 4330 and ends at Trail #1559.1. This is a hiker only trail that accesses the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

This steep trail had been abandoned for many years and was put back on the trail system in 1988 and logged out in 1992. It is difficult to find in some places, and is recommended only for hikers seeking a little more challenge in orienteering and solitude. The trail begins at Road 4330, following a high stream bank on the north side of Scatter Creek. After passing through a partially logged area, it is easy to find due to old blazes and a narrow tread. It climbs steeply with numerous short switchbacks, turning away from the creek and climbing into a small high basin 0.5 mile before ending at the divide with Chelan County and Meadow Creek. There is a small stream in this basin. In open areas such as meadows, the trail is hard to find because the tread is faint. The trail was partially blazed in 1989 and 1992.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Hiker only. Equestrian, mountain bike and motorized use prohibited.

General Information


From Cle Elum, WA take Highway 903 N for about 7.6 miles. Continue on Salmon La Sac Road for 10.4 miles. Continue on Forest Road 4330 (Cle Elum Valley Road) for about 9 miles to the trailhead, which is just before Tucquala Lake.


Parking is on the edge of the road, in Scatter Creek camp or in a small parking area located on a short spur road to the right, a short distance beyond the Scatter Creek 1328 trail head. There is adequate parking for 10+ vehicles and a toilet nearby.



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Difficulty Level: Difficult

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult