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Coleman Ridge

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Pasayten

Length

27.2 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 3400 ft.
Highest Point: 7400 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
8/10/21 A portion of this trail is closed from Four Point Lake to the junction with Trail 504 (Andrews Creek) due to the Cub Creek Fire
 
 

Victim to a 2003 wildfire, most of this trail is no longer maintained by the Forest Service. However, for those with solid navigation skills and aspirations to climb Remmel Mountain, it is still doable. It boasts wildflowers, views of the surrounding peaks, and access to Four Point Lake.

The trail branches off to the right from the Andrews Creek trail after 5.5 miles. It quickly ascends through a series of switchbacks for 2.7 miles. Pass by Meadow Lake on the right and stop to enjoy views of the meadow, wildflowers, and refreshing lake. Continue down the trail as it rolls over ridges and meadows.

After 2 more miles, reach a junction with the Fire Creek trail. Turn left, and follow Fire Creek for a ways. Round the bend around Coleman Ridge and admire the view of Peepsight Mountain to the left and Remmel Mountain in front of you. At a certain point in this section, the trail becomes unmaintained before the wildfire, so be prepared for even rougher trail and more blowdowns past that point. From here until Four Point Lake, navigation skills are required to make your way to Remmel Mountain.

Stop as you round the bend to admire Remmel Mountain, or take a detour and attempt to summit. There is an unnamed lake along the trail before you reach Four Point Lake, which offers a good spot to camp at for those looking to climb Remmel Mountain. Once you reach Four Point Lake, the trail is maintained and in much better shape. Visit the lake to relax after the challenging hike, or continue down a series of switchbacks to the end of the trail where it joins the Chewuch River trail.

This trail is part of WTA's Lost Trails Campaign. Learn more about how we're saving lost trails across the state here.

 

Coleman Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Pasayten

Coleman Ridge (#505)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

Getting There

No trailhead.
Begin at the Andrews Creek Trailhead. From Winthrop travel on State Route 20 turning right onto Okanogan Country Road 1213 (West Chewuch Road). Drive 6 miles where county road joins with Forest Service Road 51. Drive for 22 miles to the end of the paved road then turn right for parking at the Andrews Creek Trailhead (some parking to the left).

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
8/10/21 A portion of this trail is closed from Four Point Lake to the junction with Trail 504 (Andrews Creek) due to the Cub Creek Fire
 

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