Tired Creek Trail #1317


Tired Creek Trail begins at Pete Lake Trail #1323 and ends at Polallie Ridge Trail #1309. This trail accesses the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Tired Creek Trail gradually ascends through a 1987 partial cut logging unit, then onto a road for 100 yards (to the right towards the creek). From the road, the trail climbs steeply along the edge of a 1960s plantation near Tired Creek and enters timber, climbing steeply with numerous switchbacks, into the upper basin of Tired Creek and ends at Polallie Ridge Trail 1309 . Except for the steepness and a few rock ledges, this trail is fairly good. There is water in the upper basin. The upper 1.5 mile of this trail is in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Areas above 5000 feet are closed to fires.

SETTING: Partial-cut logging, old-growth trees, grassy meadows, open hillsides, ridgetop, valley bottom, subalpine area.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Alpine Lakes Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
Open Season: Summer
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Passes: Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check the Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1100

General Information


Access from Pete Lake Trailhead



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Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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