Salmon La Sac Trailhead

Area Status: Unreachable

Provides access to: Waptus River Trail #1310, Cooper River Trail #1311, Pollallie Ridge Trail #1309 and Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day or Recreation Pass required at trailhead. Day passes available at trailhead. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest land.
Permit Info: Alpine Lakes Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1), Flush 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 Cle Elum, WA take State Highway 903 (Salmon La Sac Road) north and follow for about 16 miles. Then turn right onto Forest Road 128, off of Highway 903 and follow towards Salmon la Sac Campground, but do not enter campground, instead continue past the entrance on the gravel Road #4316, take spur Road #111 to trailhead.


Parking, toilets, hitch rails, and stock ramps at the Salmon La Sac trailhead.

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