Andrews Creek Trail #504

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

The trail starts steep then gently ascends the river bottom into the Pasayten Wilderness. The beginning 12 miles burned in 2003 wildfire, with little shade available before Andrews Pass.  Many snags along the trail could come down in windy weather in the burn area. The 16 mile trail ends in the rolling upland meadow country of the Spanish Camp area at junction with Boundary trail #533. The Remmel-Spanish Camp area is very popular with horse users as there is plenty of grazing. From Spanish camp there are miles of open meadow country to wander in. There are many good camp sites in the large area between Bald and Amphitheater Mountains to establish a base camp. Water is available along trail. Trail is cleared of down trees annually after snow melt out.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and available at trailheads.
Open Season: July
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply    Certified weed free hay is required on national forest lands (processed grains okay). 
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: vault toilets at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Andrews Creek trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District.

General Information

Directions:

From Winthrop, Washington drive 6 miles north on paved West Chewuch Road (County Road number 1213) to stop sign. Go straight from stop sign (road turns into paved forest road number 51) and drive 15 miles to the end of the paved road then turn right for parking at the Andrews Creek Trailhead (some parking also on the left). 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

The Remmel-Spanish Camp area is very popular with horse users as there is plenty of grazing. Re-vegetation work is taking place around the Upper Cathedral Lake area. The site is posted and a hitch rail has been built back away from the lake for day riders to tie stock. Please allow the posted area to rest and recover. To protect sensitive habitats graze on upper drier slopes not wet meadows and stream sides.


Nature Viewing

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