Eagle Creek Trail #410

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

This trail provides access to Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and is a good alternative to more popular lake trails, with good meadow grazing for stock using hobbles instead of tying stock to trees, which results in damage to roots of trees. The trail on the hillside above Eagle Creek is through forest most of the way. At 1.5 miles there is a junction with the Oval Creek Trail #410A.  At 5 miles an unmaintained trail leads to Silver Lake. Nice meadow basin with scattered subalpine trees at about 6 miles, then a short section takes you to the pass. The views from the pass are one of the finest in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, with Glacier Peak the dominating mountain and view from the pass reveals more of the North Cascades from an elevation of 7710 feet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: for current trail conditions go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Recreational pass required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).
Open Season: Mid-July
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.  Certified weed free hay required on national forest lands (processed grains are okay)
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: At trailhead only
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Eagle/Oval Trailhead.  ($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 Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114. At about 12.5 miles the county road joins Forest Service Road 44. Continue another 1.5 miles and turn left across the bridge just above War Creek Campground. Then turn left at the intersection onto Forest Service Road 4420. Travel 0.5 mile turn right on to Forest Service Road 4420-080. Eagle/Oval Trailhead is at the end of the road.


Accessibility:

Access roads become groomed snowmobile routes, closed to motorized wheeled vehicles December through March. 


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This route is a good alternative to trails with lake destinations and the associated impacts. The meadows provide the option to graze using hobbles instead of tying stock to trees, which results in damage to roots of trees.

Amenities

Picnic tables at trailhead
Interpretive Site at trailhead
Toilets at trailhead
Parking at trailhead