Foggy Dew Trail (Section 2) #417A

Area Status: Not Cleared

Sawtooth Backcountry multiple use trail brochure with map showing which trails are open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles. 

There are two ways to arrive at the beginning of this trail either from Foggy Dew Section I (5 miles) or Martin Creek (8.9 miles). The trail starts off through subalpine trees with no views. After the first couple hundred yards is another trail junction, to the right fork is the Foggy Dew Section II trail and the left fork is for the Navarre Way Trail. At about 0.3 mile the trail begins a steep, rocky ascent with numerous switchbacks. The upper end of the switchbacks returns to subalpine trees and shortly opens up into the meadows of Merchants Basin. At about 1 mile is the junction to Sunrise Lake Trail (left fork), the trail continues though open meadows, but you’ll have to watch for rock cairns that mark the way. At 2.5 miles is the junction with the unmaintained Cooney Lake Trail (right fork).  The remaining 0.1 mile traverses a rocky slope to the main Sawtooth Ridge. During the shorter days of late summer an early autumn the larch trees in the upper basin of Martin and Foggy Dew Creeks have a spectacular display of yellows and gold the larch trees provide.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current campground, trail or road conditions go to:
Fees No fee required.
Open Season: Mid-July
Best Season: August-September
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles on this trail. E-Bikes (with full electric motor power or pedal assist) are not allowed. Certified weed-free hay required on national forest lands (proccess grains okay). 
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: no potable water
Restroom: no
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District   509-996-4000

General Information


From Twisp take State Route 20 east for 3 miles, then at the junction with State Route 153 take Okanogan County Road 1029 to County Road 1034, which joins with Forest Service Road 4340. Travel Forset Service Road 4340, and then take Forest Service Road 4340-200 to the trailhead at the end of the road.

General Notes:

This area is popular with mountain bikers. Be considerate of all trail users, when encountering stock on the trail. Talk to the horseriders so the stock can recognize your location and not feel threatened by your actions. Move off the lower side of the trail and continue talking to the animals until all have past. Mountain bikers and hikers can take their packs and bikes off the lower side of the trail with them, and talk to the animals to reassure them. These measures will assure safety to everyone for their common enjoyment.



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Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake fishing at Sunrise Lake and Cooney Lake


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Horse Riding & Camping

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