The highest summit in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, Oval Peak does indeed look ovoid when viewed from some directions. With talus as far as the eye can see, scrambling this peak can be frustrating, but reaching the top rewards climbers with views of the craggy peaks surrounding it, including Star, Courtney, and Gray Peaks.
Parking Pass/Entry FeeNorthwest Forest Pass
Permits RequiredWilderness permit. Self-issue at trailhead (no fee)
Map & Directions
From Twisp, take Twisp River Road (Okanogan County Road 9114) west for 11 miles, then take West Buttermilk Road (County Road 1050) across Twisp River. This road continues as Forest Service Road 4420 for 3.1 miles. Turn left on Eagle Creek Road (Forest Service Road 4420-080) to the end, about 2 miles, to the Eagle Creek Trailhead.