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Results List

95 Hikes
Canyon Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.17
(6 votes)
A rewarding hike on an unmaintained trail takes you past peaks and across meadows to a stunning lake.
 
 
Holden Village to High Bridge

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
32.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A more than 30 mile hike on the west side of Lake Chelan, from Holden Village to High Bridge at the north end of Stehekin.
 
 
Flat Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 2000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
Flat Creek is a short day hike out of the Flat Creek Campground on the old Stehekin Valley Road. However, to get to the Stehekin road is a day or more trip, so you'll need to plan more than one day for this trip.
 
 
Company Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 5400 ft.
Highest Point: 6600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
A trail that climbs out of the Stehekin River valley and into the Glacier Peak wilderness.
 
 
Moore Point

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Moore Point is a starting point for hikers tackling the Lakeshore Trail, a popular spring backpacking trip. This trail is free from winter snow earlier than many thanks to its low elevation, and because of that, it can get quite full in the early season. Consider starting your hike midweek if you prefer to hike in solitude.
 
 
Purple Pass

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
15.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5700 ft.
Highest Point: 6884.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
A long, steady climb takes you from the Stehekin Landing to a high pass more than a mile above the surface of Lake Chelan. Those willing to complete the eight miles and 5,700 feet of climbing needed to reach the pass are rewarded with incredible views of the lake gorge, the Stehekin Valley and peaks stretching from the Cascade Pass area to the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
 
 
Beebe Creek Wildlife Area

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Visiting the Beebe is more of a leg stretcher or bird watching location than a destination hiking location. That much being said, it has bountiful wildlife, an ADA accessible trail, and broad vistas. Do note that it is closed seasonally from December 1 to March 15.
 
 
Chelan Butte

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
7.46 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.91
(11 votes)
A moderate hike up the side of Chelan Butte and across the top of the ridge promises outstanding views of the Columbia Plateau, Columbia River, Lake Chelan and surrounding areas.
 
 
Prince Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Prince Creek is the starting point for hikers tackling the full Lakeshore Trail, a popular spring backpacking trip. This trail is free from winter snow earlier than many thanks to its low elevation, and because of that, it can get quite full in the early season. Consider starting your hike midweek if you prefer to hike in solitude.
 
 
Rainbow Loop

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
Popular with locals and overnight visitors alike, the Rainbow Loop is a short and sweet way to get a feel for the valley and its breathtaking scenery. Combine it with a bike ride and a bakery visit and you'll get the full Stehekin valley experience in one day.
 
 
McGregor Mountain

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6200 ft.
Highest Point: 8122.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(3 votes)
The most prominent peak in the Stehekin Valley, McGregor Mountain offers commanding views of the valley, Lake Chelan and a wide swath of the North Cascades, in addition to a high alpine environment that is equaled by few other trails anywhere. Though long and challenging, the trail is moderate in pitch, gaining a little over 6,000 feet in elevation over a measured eight miles, until the final scramble to the summit.
 
 
Tyee Lookout

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
8.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2160 ft.
Highest Point: 6640.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
It is possible to drive all the way to the top of Tyee Ridge for majestic views of the land below. But the last 4 miles of the road to the top is extremely rough, so visitors can make that section a short hike with fabulous views.
 
 
Steliko Lookout

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
3.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 2586.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
A lookout accessible via a steep Forest Service road. Drive to it in the summer, or get a big workout climbing to it in the winter.
 
 
Lyman Lakes

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
21.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2774 ft.
Highest Point: 5983.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.44
(9 votes)
A boat ride up Lake Chelan to a summer camp, then a long hike to beautiful remote lakes east of Glacier Peak.
 
 
Mad Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
12.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 1800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
This pleasant trail is shared by hikers, backpackers, mountain bikes and dirt bikes. All visitors will ultimately reach Mad Lake and its pretty surrounding meadows.
 
 
Lower Mad River Valley

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
14.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 2000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
Hike along the Lower Mad River in a narrow rocky canyon. The first three miles makes an ideal day trip for hikers of all abilities. Looking for more adventure? The trail continues for almost 15 miles where it meets the Upper Mad River trail. Be prepared to share the trail with bikes, horses, and motorcycles.
 
 
45 Mile Sheep Drive

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
4.9 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 3144.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
Found within the Glacier Peak Wilderness, the 45 Mile Sheep Drive trail begins at the Entiat River Trail, and ends at Emerald Park Trail. It's a 4.9-mile, rugged, primitive trail. As such, it is not regularly maintained and not recommended for stock. It was burned in the 2006 Tinpan Fire and there may be blowdown from this incident. Hikers will find it very steep and some routefinding may be required.
 
 
Silver Falls Interpretive Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
With a flat grade and plenty of benches and signs, this trail makes for a calming stroll through a beautiful area, no matter the occasion.
 
 
Holden Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1735 ft.
Highest Point: 5300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(6 votes)
Holden Lake is set in a fantastic glacial basin, with stunning views of Bonanza, the highest non-volcanic peak in Washington State. It can be a hot, brushy bushwhack to the lake, but the views from lakeshore are worth it.
 
 
Echo Ridge

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
15.0 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
Designed for cross-country skiing, Echo Ridge also offers routes for mountain biking, family hiking, and horse use. Recreation enthusiasts are greeted with a variety of loop trails with spectacular views of Lake Chelan, the Enchantments, Pyramid Peak, and Okanogan Highlands.
 
 
Domke Lake

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(5 votes)
This trail winds through fire-ravaged terrain to a quiet lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that borders Lake Chelan.
 
 
Copper Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
4.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
The Copper Creek Trail leaves from Holden Village in the North Cascades. This trail is relatively short but wastes no time in gaining elevation.
 
 
Wilson Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
2.1 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
 
 
Upper Mad River Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
12.2 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
A nice riverside walk through former burn areas in the Entiat area of Washington.
 
 
Tenmile Falls

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 4600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Hike a short trail out of Holden Village to see gorgeous falls up close. The 2015 Wolverine Fire hit this area hard and you can see the devastation; if it's windy, be aware these trees could topple. A new viewing platform at the falls opened in 2018.
 
 
Burch Mountain

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
A peak near Leavenworth -- route finding experience required.
 
 
Bonanza Peak

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6300 ft.
Highest Point: 9511.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The route to Bonanza Peak is a Class 4 and involves exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended.
 
 
Emerald Peak

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Gain: 5272 ft.
Highest Point: 8422.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
Saska Peak

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Gain: 8404 ft.
Highest Point: 5254.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
Pinnacle Mountain

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
Gain: 5722 ft.
Highest Point: 8402.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
There is no formal trail to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain. However, it can be reached by going off trail. Gear and experience is recommended.