Cady Creek Trail #1501


This trail provides access to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail #2000.  The Cady Creek Trail is 5.2 miles long, gains 1300 feet of elevation, and is primarily used by hikers and stock users. The Cady Creek Valley bottom is brushy and mucky in places for the first 3.5 miles. There are some good, clear campsites about 3.5 miles up the trail. The last 1.5 miles of trail are steep and eroded, and the trail ends at Cady Pass, where it intersects with the Pacific Crest Trail. There are good opportunities for berry picking during the summer along the length of the trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District.

General Information


The trail begins at the Little Wenatchee Ford Trailhead located 16 miles West on Little Wenatchee River Road #6500.

General Notes:

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  Area/Length : 
5.2 miles

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  Elevation : 
3000' - 4300'


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