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Boulder Creek

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.7064, -120.9186 Map & Directions
Length
24.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
5000 feet
Highest Point
6500 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard

Wildfire: Trail closed from Slate Creek to the junction with Sky Pilot Pass

Highway 20 is closed from Ross Dam trailhead (milepost 134) to Early Winters (milepost 178) for the season.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

High ridge traverse from Gold Hill Mine to North American Mine, connects East Creek to Canyon Creek. Continue reading

Rating
5.00 out of 5

Hiking Boulder Creek

This route has not been cleared past the Chancellor Trail's intersection with Boulder Creek trail. The route is impassable to stock and may be difficult for hikers. 

The Boulder Creek Trail starts 5 miles up Chancellor Trail.  It switchbacks, then begins to traverse across high mountain environments. There are nice views to be had, and many small creeks to crossed.  

Starting from East Creek, take East Creek trail for 4 miles to a sign that reads: "Granite Creek 4, Mebee Pass 4". Take trail up here a half-mile to the Gold Hill Mine, and then the trail to Boulder Creek Pass begins 50 feet from an old building on the left. Note that washouts here make the way difficult for hikers and impossible for stock.

Boulder Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.7064, -120.9186 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Wildfire: Trail closed from Slate Creek to the junction with Sky Pilot Pass

Highway 20 is closed from Ross Dam trailhead (milepost 134) to Early Winters (milepost 178) for the season.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Winthrop, drive State Route 20 west 55.1 miles, or 32.8 miles east from Marblemount, to the Canyon Creek Trailhead (near mile post 141).

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Chancellor (#754), Boulder Creek (#729)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Discovering Washington's Historic Mines - North Cascades

Buy the Green Trails Moun Logan No. 49 map

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