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Spider Gap

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
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1.2 miles, one-way


Gain: 1650 ft.
Highest Point: 7040 ft.


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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. 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.


Spider Gap

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0830, -120.8349 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Phelps Creek (#1511)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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