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45 Mile Sheep Drive

Central Cascades

Found within the Glacier Peak Wilderness, the 45 Mile Sheep Drive trail begins at the Entiat River Trail, and ends at Emerald Park Trail. It's a 4.9-mile, rugged, primitive trail. As such, it is not regularly maintained and not recommended for stock. It was burned in the 2006 Tinpan Fire and there may be blowdown from this incident. Hikers will find it very steep and some routefinding may be required. Continue reading

Location

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
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Length

4.9 miles, one-way

Elevation

Highest Point: 3144 ft.

Rating

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Found within the Glacier Peak Wilderness, the 45 Mile Sheep Drive trail begins at the Entiat River Trail, and ends at Emerald Park Trail. It's a 4.9-mile, rugged, primitive trail. As such, it is not regularly maintained and not recommended for stock. It was burned in the 2006 Tinpan Fire and there may be blowdown from this incident. Hikers will find it very steep and some routefinding may be required. 

45 Mile Sheep Drive

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.0245, -120.6502 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

45 Mile Sheep Drive (#1432)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Chelan Ranger District

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Getting There

From Wenatchee, head north on Highway 97A for 14.4 miles to Entiat. Just past the bridge, turn left onto Entiat River Road (County Road 19) and travel north 37.3 miles up to the Entiat River Road to the Entiat River Trailhead. (Note that County Road 19 becomes Forest Road 51 at 27 miles, and at 34 miles, the pavement ends and becomes Forest Road 5100.) Continue on to the Entiat River Trailhead the end of the road.

From Chelan, travel south on Highway 97A for 19.3 miles to Entiat. Just before the bridge, turn right onto Entiat River Road (County Road 19) and travel north 37.3 miles up the Entiat River Road to the Entiat River Trailhead. (Note that County Road 19 becomes Forest Road 51 at 27 miles, and at 34 miles, the pavement ends and becomes Forest Road 5100.) Continue on to the Entiat River Trailhead the end of the road.

 

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