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Tieton Meadows

South Cascades > Goat Rocks
46.5768, -121.3584 Map & Directions
9.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,900 feet
Highest Point
3,600 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
The river for at Tieton Meadows. Photo by KrystenT.
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
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This horse/hiker trail used to access Bear Creek Mountain, but years of underuse and neglect has rendered it nearly impossible to follow. Continue reading

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Hiking Tieton Meadows

This horse/hiker trail used to access Bear Creek Mountain, but years of underuse and neglect has rendered it nearly impossible to follow.

If you attempt it, have a good map, compass and navigation skills. Expect a river crossing right off the bat, and bushwhacking or routefinding for most of the grueling 4.9-mile climb from the North Fork Tieton River valley up the northwest-facing shoulder of Bear Creek Mountain. The river valley is at 3300 feet at the junction is at 6200, meaning it’s 2900 feet of elevation gain in just 4.9 miles.

The first leg ends at a junction with the Bear Creek Mountain trail. From there it’s another 2.7 miles to the summit of Bear Creek Mountain, which sits at 7337 feet, another 1100 feet of elevation gain.

Tieton Meadows

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.5768, -121.3584 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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 US-12, turn south onto NF-1200/Tieton Reservoir Road near Rimrock Lake. Continue straight for 2.9 miles at the road changes to NF-1207 and follow for another 5 miles until reaching the Scatter Creek Trailhead.

More Hike Details


South Cascades > Goat Rocks

Tieton Meadows (#1128)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades (Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country (Barstad


The Creaky Knees Guide - 100 Best Easy Hikes (Seabury Blair Jr., Sasquatch Books)

Green Trails 303: White Pass

Green Trails 303S: Goat Rocks

William O Douglas Wilderness

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