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Chatter Creek

Central Cascades


Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
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11.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.


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A great option for a day hike, Chatter Creek connects up with the popular Icicle Ridge Trail, which allows for even further wandering.

The Chatter Creek Trail is steep, brushy, and rocky in places. Begin at the Chatter Creek trailhead, and climb up slopes that alternate between forested and rocky terrain.

There are several campsites along the trail for the first four miles, until the thick trees open up to a large bowl. Then the trail becomes steeper and rockier as it switchbacks up for the last two miles, offering wonderful views of the bowl and the valley below.

At the top of the ridge, the terrain becomes more forested again, and the trail ends at Icicle Ridge Trail #1570.


Chatter Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6098, -120.8920 Open map in new window


Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

Chatter Creek (#1580)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

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Getting There

From the center of Leavenworth, drive west on Highway Two for 0.8 mile. Make a left onto Icicle Creek Road (Forest Road 7600), and continue for 15 miles to the trailhead.

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