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Results List

21 Hikes
Entiat River

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
15.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2690 ft.
Highest Point: 5760.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
A long, rambling gateway into the eastern side of Glacier Peak Wilderness, the Entiat River Trail culminates at its namesake glacier with Mount Maude, Seven Fingered Jack and Mount Fernow towering above. Ravaged by wildfires over the years, the majority of the trail is exposed, dry and dusty. Both flora and fauna are slowly returning and the revealed panorama of bordering peaks makes for an extraordinary wilderness corridor.
 
 
Cow Creek Meadows

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 5000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.14
(7 votes)
Hike through an old burn zone to reach an idyllic meadow high in the Entiat Mountains.
 
 
Chelan Lakeshore Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
17.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 4030 ft.
Highest Point: 1700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.94
(16 votes)
Looking for an early-season backpack featuring craggy, snow-capped peaks, a sapphire-blue lake, a myriad of wildflowers, and a trail that’s regularly maintained by WTA volunteers? The 17-mile thru-hike on the Chelan Lakeshore Trail might be just the thing for you.
 
 
North Fork Entiat River

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
26.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 7150.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Experience the rugged beauty of the Entiat mountains, rich in wild flower meadows, jagged peaks, and solitude. These trails, though occasionally steep and loose, harbor fantastic corners, wildlife, and old-school outdoorsmanship that many crowded trails now lack.
 
 
Myrtle Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 3765.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.38
(8 votes)
Myrtle Lake is a quaint lake nestled in the Entiat Mountains.
 
 
North Fork Bridge Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
6.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 1473 ft.
Highest Point: 4099.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
The North Fork of Bridge Creek is a tucked-away gem of a hike in the North Cascades National Park. Accessible from both the Stehekin valley and Highway 20, many people blaze past this side trip on their way along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). But if you choose to explore this branch, you'll be rewarded with stunning mountain valleys at the base of Mount Logan, one of many striking peaks in the North Cascades. Of course, you'll have to share the trail with brush, bugs, and maybe even bears to get there.
 
 
Upper Stehekin Valley Road Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Once upon a time, the road in Stehekin extended all the way to Cottonwood Camp, more than ten miles further into the lush green valley. But strong river activity due to snowmelt and rain events washed the road out frequently, and for one final time in 2003. Now it's accessible by foot only, and many of the trails found along this route are some of your best chance for solitude in the state.
 
 
Stehekin River Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 1200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
If you’re overnighting in the Stehekin Valley and just want a riverside ramble to while away the hours, try the Stehekin River Trail. It’s an easy forested walk along the mighty Stehekin River on a side of the valley that few visitors get to see.
 
 
Holden Village to High Bridge

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
32.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A more than 30 mile hike on the west side of Lake Chelan, from Holden Village to High Bridge at the north end of Stehekin.
 
 
Flat Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 2000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
Flat Creek is a short day hike out of the Flat Creek Campground on the old Stehekin Valley Road. However, to get to the Stehekin road is a day or more trip, so you'll need to plan more than one day for this trip.
 
 
Moore Point

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Moore Point is a starting point for hikers tackling the Lakeshore Trail, a popular spring backpacking trip. This trail is free from winter snow earlier than many thanks to its low elevation, and because of that, it can get quite full in the early season. Consider starting your hike midweek if you prefer to hike in solitude.
 
 
Prince Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Prince Creek is the starting point for hikers tackling the full Lakeshore Trail, a popular spring backpacking trip. This trail is free from winter snow earlier than many thanks to its low elevation, and because of that, it can get quite full in the early season. Consider starting your hike midweek if you prefer to hike in solitude.
 
 
Rainbow Loop

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
Popular with locals and overnight visitors alike, the Rainbow Loop is a short and sweet way to get a feel for the valley and its breathtaking scenery. Combine it with a bike ride and a bakery visit and you'll get the full Stehekin valley experience in one day.
 
 
Lyman Lakes

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
21.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2774 ft.
Highest Point: 5983.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.44
(9 votes)
A boat ride up Lake Chelan to a summer camp, then a long hike to beautiful remote lakes east of Glacier Peak.
 
 
Lower Mad River Valley

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
14.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 2000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
Hike along the Lower Mad River in a narrow rocky canyon. The first three miles makes an ideal day trip for hikers of all abilities. Looking for more adventure? The trail continues for almost 15 miles where it meets the Upper Mad River trail. Be prepared to share the trail with bikes, horses, and motorcycles.
 
 
Silver Falls Interpretive Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
With a flat grade and plenty of benches and signs, this trail makes for a calming stroll through a beautiful area, no matter the occasion.
 
 
Domke Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(5 votes)
This trail winds through fire-ravaged terrain to a quiet lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that borders Lake Chelan.
 
 
Lake Chelan State Park - Little Bear Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
2.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1350.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Well-maintained but secluded 2.3 mile loop through savannah and pine forest inside Lake Chelan State Park.
 
 
Holden to Hart Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 3982.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(3 votes)
Take in views of scenic waterfalls, fall foliage, and Bonanza Peak from the trail to Hart Lake. The trail is unique in that it begins at Holden Village, a Lutheran ministry only reachable via a combined ferry and bus trip.
 
 
Cougar Mountain (Entiat)

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 6700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(6 votes)
 
 
Whistling Pig Meadow

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 5650.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.75
(4 votes)