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Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

North Cascades > Pasayten
48.7844, -120.3177 Map & Directions
Length
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3200 feet
Highest Point
7782 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Fall foliage
  • Ridges/passes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

When the deeper backcountry is under snow (or just too far away) Burch Mountain can provide a beautiful day hike with views aplenty. Continue reading

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Hiking Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

When the deeper backcountry is under snow (or just too far away) Burch Mountain can provide a beautiful day hike with views aplenty.

From the trailhead, head north up Falls Creek toward Burch Mountain, eventually climbing out of the valley onto the mountain's flanks. Open views spread out beneath you. Climb ever-upwards, and eventually, the trail reaches the site of an old lookout on the summit of Burch Mountain.

Just outside the Wilderness, this trail is open to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. 

Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.7844, -120.3177 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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 travel north on the West Chewuch Road (Okanogan County Road 1213) for 6.8 miles to the intersection with the East Chewuch Road. Continue straight ahead, the road now becomes Forest Service Road 51. Follow for 3.8 miles and then turn left on the Falls Creek Road (FS 5140). Follow the Falls Creek Road for 11.4 miles to its end and the trailhead for the Falls Creek/Burch Mountain trail.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > Pasayten

Falls Creek (#518), Burch Mountain (#538)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Billy Goat Mountain No. 19 map

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Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

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