Yellow Hill Trail #1222

Area Status: Not Cleared

The Yellow Hill Trail begins on a private road in section 16, and ends at Jolly Mountain Trail #1307.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed to motorized use yearly April 15 - June 15. 
Operational Hours: Closed to motorized use April 15 - June 15
Fees No fees at trailhead.
Restrictions: Open to hikers, stock users, mountain bikes, and motorbikes.  Closed to quads.
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Passes: No Northwest Forest Pass required at trailhead.

General Information

General Notes:


DESCRIPTION: From the south, this trail climbs steeply to near

the top of Yellow Hill. It then follows the ridgetops to Elbow Peak

and is very rocky and narrow in places. From Elbow Peak it stays

near the ridgetops and is very steep, narrow and rugged, ending

at Jolly Mountain, where it becomes the Jolly Mtn. Trail 1307.

SETTING: Large old-growth timber south of Yellow Hill, open

rocky ridgetops, meadows.


There is plenty of parking along FS

Road 4305-113. This trailhead is unimproved and has no facilities.


From Cle Elum, WA travel about 8 miles east on Highway 970. Turn left (north) on Teanaway Road and travel about 7.3 miles, then left on West Fork Teanaway Road for 0.7 miles, then right on Middle Fork Teanaway Road. Continue past the end of the county road (end of pavement) on to Forest Road 4305-113 (travel about 4.5 miles from West Fork Teanaway Rd). One-quarter mile past the crossing of Middle Fork Teanaway River, the first right is where the trail begins.



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Horse Riding

Challenging steep trail for horses with long stretches away from water sources.

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  Area/Length : 
7.4 miles

  Latitude : 

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  Elevation : 
3800 ft. - 6400 ft.


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