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Monkey Bear Falls

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
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5.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 200 ft.


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This is a lovely, comparatively flat trail to Monkey Bear Falls, about 2.5 miles to the falls from Holden Village.

The trail goes through burned area from the 2015 Wolverine Fire, but was been refurbished by a WTA weeklong volunteer vacation in June of 2017. The new trailhead is a few yards in on the ADA trail to 10 Mile Creek Falls and is not yet signed.

Follow the trail about two miles, passing below the quarry used for the Holden Mine remediation. After two miles, turn left and go up the trail to the viewing platform to see lovely Monkey Bear falls. There are steps that lead up higher but the trail disappears and it is not recommended to go higher than the platform.

This route promises great flowers and hikers have reported bears a couple of times near Holden. Walk this trail and help damp down the ash from the fire and keep it open.


Monkey Bear Falls

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.2001, -120.7746 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Monkey Bear Falls (#1273)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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Getting There

Take the Lady of the Lake Ferry from the Lake Chelan Boat Dock or Fields Point Landing to Lucerne. From Lucerne, take a 10-mile bus ride to Holden Village. Check the ferry schedules at or call (509) 682-4584. To reserve space on the bus to Holden Village, send a note via email to Find the trail on the east side of the village chalets: it is currently signed for 10 Mile Falls.

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