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Cady Creek

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East
47.8586, -120.9637 Map & Directions
Length
5.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1300 feet
Highest Point
4300 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Cady Ridge. Photo by Michael Davidson. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Ridges/passes

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Northwest Forest Pass

A trail that can help hikers create multiple loops in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, the the Cady Creek trail is a steep ascent from the brushy and mucky Cady Creek valley bottom. Continue reading

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Hiking Cady Creek

A trail that can help hikers create multiple loops in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, the the Cady Creek trail is a steep ascent from the brushy and mucky Cady Creek valley bottom.

From the trailhead, begin hiking through heavy brush and mud, climbing steadily for 3.5 miles. After hiking 3.5 miles, you'll see some good, clear campsites, perfect for pitching a tent if you're on a multi-night backpack. The trail crosses a number of small avalanche chutes that can be quite brushy, and there is plenty of water on this route, until you reach the PCT. 

Continuing past the campsites, hike another 1.5 miles of trail steep and eroded trail. It ends at Cady Pass, where it intersects with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).

To reach Lake Sally Anne, turn north and climb steadily on the high quality PCT tread for another four miles. It's a long way to the lake, but you'll have plenty of views once you are on the PCT.

Hike Description Written by
Rob Shurtleff, WTA Correspondent

Cady Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.8586, -120.9637 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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 Highway 2, turn north at Coles Corner (left if coming from Seattle, right if coming from Leavenworth) onto Highway 207. Drive for 10.5 miles, and then stay left on the Little Wenatchee River Road (FR 6500). Follow this road for 14 miles to the trailhead.

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Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East

Cady Creek (#1501)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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