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Boulder Creek

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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Length

24.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 5000 ft.
Highest Point: 6500 ft.

Rating

5.00 out of 5

 
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed between Silver Star (Milepost 170) and Early Winter Campground (Mileposte 177) while crews fight an active wildfire in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
 
 

This route has not been cleared past the Chancellor Trail's intersection with Boulder Creek trail. The route is impassable to stock and may be difficult for hikers. 

The Boulder Creek Trail starts 5 miles up Chancellor Trail.  It switchbacks, then begins to traverse across high mountain environments. There are nice views to be had, and many small creeks to crossed.  

Starting from East Creek, take East Creek trail for 4 miles to a sign that reads: "Granite Creek 4, Mebee Pass 4". Take trail up here a half-mile to the Gold Hill Mine, and then the trail to Boulder Creek Pass begins 50 feet from an old building on the left. Note that washouts here make the way difficult for hikers and impossible for stock.

 

Boulder Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.7064, -120.9186 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Chancellor (#754), Boulder Creek (#729)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Discovering Washington's Historic Mines - North Cascades

Buy the Green Trails Moun Logan No. 49 map

Getting There

From Winthrop, drive State Route 20 west 55.1 miles, or 32.8 miles east from Marblemount, to the Canyon Creek Trailhead (near mile post 141).

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed between Silver Star (Milepost 170) and Early Winter Campground (Mileposte 177) while crews fight an active wildfire in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
 

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