Rachel Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Provides access to: Rachel Lake Trail #1313 within Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open. Recreation Pass Required
Fees $5/vehicle/day or Recreation Pass required. Day passes available at the trailhead. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest land.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads and Forest Service Ranger Stations.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Cle Elum,WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District: (509) 852-1100

General Information

From I-90, take Exit 62 west of Cle Elum, onto paved Road 49 to Lake Kachess and follow it to the “T” junction near Kachess Campground. Turn left onto Forest Road 4930 and stay on it for about 5 miles up Box Canyon Creek to the trailhead parking, which is on the left. Trail starts across road.

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