Cedar Creek Trail #476

  

The trail begins near the southeast end of the gravel pit (near the entrance). Because of its low elevation this trail is one of the first trails to open up in the spring. Hike a gentle forested sidehill climb through big fir and spruce and occasional stands of cedar trees. Reach the falls in 1.7 miles. The falls are below the trail so use caution as the area around the falls is quite precipitous and there are no fences or barriers. Cedar Creek pours from pool to pool, then drops 50 to 60 feet in a series of falls. The trail continues 7.5 miles beyond the falls to Abernathy Pass, were it enters the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and ends at North Creek Trail #413.  Bicycles are not allowed inside wilderness area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: To check for current conditions online go to: www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/conditions
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees A recreation pass is required. (A $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Open Season: May
Best Season: June-July
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles. No mechanized vehicles (including mountain bikes) south of Abernathy Pass. Wilderness use regulations apply in Lake Chelan/Sawtooth Wilderness. Certified weed free hay is required on National forest lands (processed grains are okay).
Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: vault toilent
Passes: A recreation pass is required. (A $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

Directions:

From Winthrop drive State Route 20 west for 18 miles to Forest Service Road 5310-200, on left side of the road, between mileposts 176 and 175 (about 0.5 miles east of the turn off for Klipchuck Campground). Parking is near a gravel pit at the end of the road. This trail begins near the southeast end of the gravel pit (near the entrance).


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking: Mountain bikers will find this trail very challenging. Specific Hazards/Difficulties: The area around the falls is quite precipitous and there are no fences or barriers. Mountain bikers should use caution, as there are some steep sidehills and blind corners on this trail. Reduce speed accordingly when approaching these areas. See additional information under Backpacking.

Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Amenities

Picnic tables picnic tables
Interpretive Site information bulletin board
Toilets vault toilets
Parking parking
Fee charged for some activities self-pay stations available for required recreation pass
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9.6 miles/16 km

  Elevation : 
3000 feet

 

Fire Danger Moderate sign

Fire Restrictions


Outdoor Essentials poster

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Recreation App Available

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No Drone Zone sign

No Drones in Wilderness Areas


Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

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Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials in Spanish Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

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Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails

 



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