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Jungle Creek

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
47.3458, -120.8939 Map & Directions
Length
4.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
1500 feet
Highest Point
4500 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Wildflowers are abundant here in the spring. Photo by ehiker. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Jungle Creek Trail is a 4-mile long trail from FS 9701/Jungle Creek Road to Johnson Media Trail #1383. The saddle at 2.1 miles from the trailhead is the highest point of the trail at 4,500 feet in elevation. In spring there are a lot of flowers along the trail. When the weather is good, there are good views of peaks in Stuart Range at the saddle. Continue reading

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Hiking Jungle Creek

This trail starts out flat and crosses the creek six times in the first mile. All of the crossings are relatively easy except one that requires good balance. After about 1.1 mile and 460 feet elevation gain and the last creek crossing, the trail starts climbing steadily towards the saddle. Trees in this area were burned by the 2017 Jolly Mountain Fire and shade is sparse. Bring a lot of water and sunscreen when you hike here on a sunny hot day.

After about 2.1 miles and 1,500 feet elevation gain, you arrive at the saddle. There is a junction to Way Creek Trail (#1235) at the saddle on a ridge extending east of Johnson Mountain. When the weather is good, there are good views of peaks in the Stuart Range between burned trees. 

This makes a good turnaround point, but the Jungle Creek Trail does continue on for another 1.9 miles, descending from the saddle back down the other side of this ridge. At its end it intersects with the Johnson Medra Trail. 

In spring. there are a lot of flowers along the trail including columbine, tiger lily, paintbrush, buckwheat, lupine, thimbleberry, starflower, larkspur, clematis, penstemon, silvercrown, rockcress, salsify, Oregon grape, arnica, biscuitroot, currant, wild rose, peavine and false Solomon's seal.

Toilet Information

  • No toilet at trailhead

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Hike Description Written by
Yas Obara, WTA Correspondent

Jungle Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.3458, -120.8939 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 I-90, take exit 85 near Cle Elum to get onto WA-970 North. Stay on WA-970 North for approximately 7 miles to Teanaway Road. Take a left, and after about 13 miles, you will see Twenty-nine Pines Campground on the left. Pass the campground and at the end of pavement take Forest Road 9701/Jungle Creek Road on the left. Forest Road 9701/Jungle Creek Road is rough but passable for most cars if you drive carefully. After about 2.5 miles, there is a small parking space on the left for probably three cars. The trailhead is on the right side of the road without any marking.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Jungle Creek (#1383.1)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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