Andrews Creek Trailhead

Provides access to: Andrews Creek Trail #504 within Pasayten Wilderness.

This forested trailhead near Andrews Creek is popular with horse riders, has a stock ramp, hitch-rails, and adequate parking for stock trailers. This trailhead gives access to the Pasayten Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current trail conditions go to;
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: A recreation pass required. $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead.i
Permit Info: Free, self issues Pasayten Wilderness permits are required and available at the trailhead.
Open Season: July
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August-September
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. Certified weed-free hay required on national lands (processed granins okay).
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District.

General Information


Parking area has stock ramps, and hitch-rails available.


From Winthrop travel on State Route 20 turning right onto Okanogan Country Road 1213 (West Chewuch Road). Drive 6 miles where county road joins with Forest Service Road 51. Drive for 22 miles to the end of the paved road then turn right for parking at the Andrews Creek Trailhead (some parking to the left).


Forest Service Road 51 is a snowcovered, groomed snowmobile route December 1 to April 1. This road is closed to motorized wheeled vehicles December 1 to April 1.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake fishing at Airview Lake, Remmel Lake, Cornwell Lake, and Cathedral Lakes.

Day Hiking


This trailhead gives access to Andrews Creek Trail #504.

Beginning 12 miles of this trail burned over in a 2003 wildfire. Many snags along the trail could come down in windy weather.

Horse Riding

This is a major stock route into the Remmel-Cathedral area.

Current Conditions: Snow covered (3/24/11).


Interpretive Site: interpretive information
Picnic tables: Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities: self-pay stations available for required recreation pass
Parking: Parking off main road. Stock ramp, and hitchrails available.
Toilets: Vault toilet