Scatter Creek Trail #427

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

This trail enters Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness and climbs to Scatter Lake. First 500 feet is roadbed and Twisp River Trail. Switchbacks up through forest with occasional views. Crosses stream at 3 miles; subalpine forest and meadows continue up to the lake. Views of the Sawtooth Range and Abernathy Ridge. Wildflowers blooming along the trail during July put on a fine color display. Stock users camp in meadow approximately 1 mile before lake. Vegetation around the lake is fragile and firewood is scarce.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions information
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Open Season: June
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. Certified weed free hay is required on National Forest lands (proccessed grains are okay).
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No
Restroom: At trailhead only
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the Gilbert trailhead). 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District  509-996-4000

General Information

Directions:

From Twisp, drive west on Twisp River Road (county road 9114) for 12 miles, the road then becomes Forest Service Road 44. drive about 4 miles on Forest Service Road 44 to where road becomes Forest Service Road 4440 when the road becomes a gravel road. Drive about 3.4 miles on road 4440 to the trailhead road on right (Forest Service Road 4440-395) turn right and drive to trailhead parking.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

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Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: See additional information under Backpacking.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

Views of the Sawtooth Range and Abernathy Ridge. Wildflowers blooming along the trail during July put on a fine color display. Specific Hazards/Difficulties: Vegetation around the lake is fragile and firewood is scarce.


Horse Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Picnic tables day use picnic tables
Interpretive Site Informative interpretive signs
Toilets vault toilets at trailhead only
Parking Parking also for Twisp River Trail 440
Fee charged for some activities self-pay stations available for required recreation pass at Gilbert Trailhead
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.2 miles

  Elevation : 
3200 feet - 7000

 

Fire Danger LOW graphic

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

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Outdoor Essentials poster

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Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails

 



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