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Chiwaukum Creek

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East
47.6889, -120.7408 Map & Directions
Length
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1550 feet
Highest Point
3350 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
Chiwaukum Creek babbling through an old forest fire. Photo by Andy Valaas. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

Hike along a raucous waterway to a gorgeous alpine meadow with hiker and stock camps available. It's the perfect basecamp for multi-night adventures. Continue reading

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Hiking Chiwaukum Creek

This long and gentle valley-bottom trail provides access to Timothy Meadow within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It's the perfect basecamp for multi-night adventures.

To get there, you'll hike along a raucous waterway, making your way through groves of cedar, cottonwood, and towering Ponderosa pines. Soon, you'll arrive at gorgeous Timothy Meadows, named for a lovely wildflower that blooms in them. Horse feed and designated stock camps are located in the Timothy Meadows area. 

It's possible to extend your trip from here, heading up to Brigham and Flora Lakes before ending at the junction with Icicle Ridge Trail

Note: The first section of this hike passes through private land on a road. Please hike respectfully. Keep dogs leashed and stay on the trail.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Chiwaukum Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6889, -120.7408 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

From Everett head east on Highway 2 for 85 miles to Coles Corner. Continue east on US 2 for 4.8 miles, turning right on Chiwaukum Creek Road (the turnoff is 0.75 mile before Tumwater Campground between mileposts 89 and 90). From Leavenworth follow US 2 west for 10 miles to the turnoff.

Follow Chiwaukum Creek Road for 0.2 mile to the trailhead (elev. 1850 ft). Privy available.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East

Chiwaukum Creek (#1571)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Central Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177 map

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