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Eagle Creek

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth
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Length

7.3 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 4250 ft.
Highest Point: 7250 ft.

Rating

2.71 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2018
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

This trail provides access to Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, a scenic area of Washington popular with all types of trail users.

The trail is on the hillside above Eagle Creek through forest most of the way. At 1.5 miles there is a junction with the Oval Creek Trail.

At 5 miles in an unmaintained trail leads to Silver Lake. There is a 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.

This area is a good alternative to more popular nearby lake trails, with good meadow grazing for stock using hobbles instead of tying stock to trees, which results in damage to roots of trees. 

 

Eagle Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.3526, -120.4070 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

Eagle Creek (#410)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Getting There

From Twisp, drive west on Twisp River Road. 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. Trailhead is at the end of the road.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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