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Monument Creek

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Pasayten
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Length

25.0 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 7200 ft.

Rating

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WTA worked here: 2012
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

The Monument Creek trail is a mostly-unmaintained trail through the Pasayten Wilderness that connects to the Hidden Lakes trail. The first four miles of trail are well maintained and wind through old growth forests and rock slopes along the river. Find the description of that hike in our Lost River entry.

The maintained trail stops after a bridge washout at Eureka Creek, but for confident hikers the trail continues on into the Pasayten for many more miles. The section of Monument Creek trail past the bridge washout should be attempted only by confident hikers with solid navigational skills, since the trail beyond this point has not been maintained for over 30 years, so is impassable for stock and extremely difficult for hikers.

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

 

Monument Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6562, -120.5127 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Pasayten

Monument Creek (#484)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Getting There

From Winthrop, drive 14 miles west on Highway 20, turn right onto Lost River Road (county road 9140). Follow Lost River Road through Mazama to the end of the paved road at 7.5 miles. The road becomes gravel on Harts Pass Road (FR 5400), 22 miles northwest of Winthrop. Travel about 0.25 mile, turn right into Monument Trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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