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Eagle Creek

North Cascades > Methow/Sawtooth
48.3526, -120.4070 Map & Directions
Length
7.3 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
4250 feet
Highest Point
7250 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Eagle Creek Basin. Photo by Nick Z.
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes

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Northwest Forest Pass

This valley trail in the forest gradually climbs 5 miles to a junction with a side trail to nearby Silver Lake. Beyond the junction, the main trail climbs 3 more miles through alpine meadows and forest to views at Eagle Pass. Continue reading

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Hiking Eagle Creek

This trail provides access to Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, a scenic area of Washington popular with all types of trail users.

The trail is on the hillside above Eagle Creek through forest most of the way. At 1.5 miles there is a junction with the Oval Creek Trail.

At 5 miles in an unmaintained trail leads to Silver Lake. There is a nice meadow basin with scattered subalpine trees at about 6 miles, then a short section takes you to the pass.

The views from the pass are one of the finest in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, with Glacier Peak the dominating mountain and view from the pass reveals more of the North Cascades from an elevation of 7710 feet.

This area is a good alternative to more popular nearby lake trails, with good meadow grazing for stock using hobbles instead of tying stock to trees, which results in damage to roots of trees. 

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Eagle Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.3526, -120.4070 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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 Twisp, drive west on Twisp River Road. At about 12.5 miles the county road joins Forest Service Road 44. Continue another 1.5 miles and turn left across the bridge just above War Creek Campground. Then turn left at the intersection onto Forest Service Road 4420. Travel 0.5 mile turn right on to Forest Service Road 4420-080. Trailhead is at the end of the road.

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Trailhead

North Cascades > Methow/Sawtooth

Eagle Creek (#410)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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