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East Fork Buttermilk Trailhead


Trailhead gives access to East Fork Buttermilk Trail #420 which follows East Fork Buttermilk Creek within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
Fees No fee, no pass required.
Permit Info: No permit required.
Open Season: Late June
Usage: Light
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions:  Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: No pass required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Twisp, drive west on  Twisp River Road (county Road 9114) for about 10 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 43, crossing Buttermilk Bridge across Twisp River, stay to the left and follow the road for about 6 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 4300-400 and follow it for about 3.2 miles to the roadside parking at the trailhead at a switchback just past the East Fork Buttermilk Creek crossing (the road continues up to Buttermilk Butte).

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