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Chiwaukum Creek

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East
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12.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 3350 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

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.


Chiwaukum Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6889, -120.7408 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

Chiwaukum Creek (#1571)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Central Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177 map

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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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