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Spider Gap

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
48.0830, -120.8349 Map & Directions
Length
1.2 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
1650 feet
Highest Point
7040 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

Spider Gap is the pass in the ridge between Spider Meadow and Lyman Lakes. Start out on the Phelps Creek Trail to its end in Spider Meadow. The Spider Gap Trail climbs steeply from here for 1.2 miles, topping out at the ridge and connecting to the Lyman Lakes Trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Spider Gap

Spider Gap is the pass in the ridge between Spider Meadow and Lyman Lakes. Start out on the Phelps Creek Trail to its end in Spider Meadow. The Spider Gap Trail climbs steeply from here for 1.2 miles, topping out at the ridge and connecting to the Lyman Lakes Trail. Spider Gap is an important link on the Buck Creek Pass Loop

Snow can stick around on the steep slopes heading to Spider Gap, so be sure and assess any avalanche risk before heading up.

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Spider Gap

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0830, -120.8349 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

20 miles east of Stevens Pass or 15 miles west of Leavenworth, arrive at the junction of WA-207, the Lake Wenatchee Highway, on Route 2 at Coles Corner. Turn north on 207, and proceed 10 miles.

Just past the bridge over the Wenatchee River, turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road. On this stretch you will pass the Midway Market on your right, (a great place for ice cream on the way back).

After two miles, on the loop road, turn left on Chiwawa River Road. Follow Chiwawa River Road for 22 Miles, though it turns to dirt 8 miles in, and there will be a battered sign for Phelps Creek Trailhead and a right turn uphill.

At this point the road is often quite rough; check recent trip reports for road conditions. Follow Phelps Creek Trail Head Road two miles to parking area at the end of the road.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Phelps Creek (#1511)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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