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Standup Creek

Snoqualmie Region

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
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Length

14.4 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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The lesser known creek between Bean and Stafford, Standup offers a gentle valley followed by steepness to an open hillside and ridge with views.

The first mile or so of the trail follows an abandoned road but feels like a wide trail most of the time. The next mile crosses Standup Creek several times, staying in the brushy valley. You gain only 1000 feet over the first couple of miles, which makes it a pleasant jaunt despite the trail being overgrown.

Where the creek curves around a rocky ridgeline, you switchback for a half mile to gain the ridge offering impressive views of the valley.

Although the climb is mostly exposed, the next half mile up and along the ridge is shaded by majestic firs. Then you cross the creek again and switchback up the open valley to intersect with the Bean Creek trail heading to the left. Alternately, you can hike a further 2.1 miles to a junction with the Stafford Creek Trail, which reaches Navaho Pass in 1.7 miles.

Pleasant views abound. You go right to cross the creek a final time and enter the trees for a final steep half mile to the ridge overlooking Stafford Creek.

Stop here to admire partial views of the Stuart Range, Earl Peak, Navaho Peak, and Mount Rainier and Mount Adams if it's particularly clear. From here, you can also drop into Stafford Creek if you wish to make a long loop. However, this does involve a mile and a half road walk.

 

Standup Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.3515, -120.8412 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Standup Creek (#1369)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Alpine Lakes East Stuart Range 208SX

Getting There

From Seattle, head east on I-90 to exit 85 for East Cle Elum. Cross the freeway on the overpass and turn right onto Hwy 970. Cross the Teanaway River bridge, and in seven miles turn left onto Teanaway Road. Proceed on Teanaway Road, bearing right where it becomes the North Fork Teanaway Road, followed shortly by unpaved Forest Road 9737 at 29 Pines Campground.

Stay right on this road to the first turnout on the left. Follow this, Road 112 a mile and a half to the trailhead. NOTE: Road 112 is only passable by high clearance cars, because of steep drivable fords across the road which low clearance cars may high-center on.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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