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96 Hikes

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.
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Walk through a rocky, desert landscape with expansive views of the Columbia River. These trails are short and well built with rock steps for stable footing. This loop trail system may be started at either the Chelan Hatchery or at the loop’s top just off Highway 150 on the way into Chelan.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Visiting Beebe Springs 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.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 3050 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.17
(12 votes)
Hidden in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near the town of Entiat is a treasure of a trail with a wide graceful waterfall and panoramic views of the Entiat River Valley. Offering a chance to explore the outdoors for all abilities, it will be easy to see why it has been designated a National Recreational Trail and draws locals and travelers from all over the state.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 6985 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
The Pomas Creek trail is a 5-mile connector trail that can be used to create a 21.5-mile lollipop loop in conjunction with the Entiat River Trail.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 5750 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
A hike to two lakes situated in a remote hanging valley in the Entiat, this beautiful hike is ideal for adventurous backpackers in the autumn who are looking for larches.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
28.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4200 ft.
Highest Point: 6900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(5 votes)
A beautiful multi-day hike through ponderosa pines to a high altitude basin. Enjoy lakes, waterfalls, larches, and solitude with the possibility of a top out of 9,060 foot Mount Maude.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
15.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2690 ft.
Highest Point: 5760 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
A long, rambling gateway into the eastern side of Glacier Peak Wilderness, the Entiat River Trail culminates at its namesake glacier with Mount Maude, Seven Fingered Jack and Mount Fernow towering above. Ravaged by wildfires over the years, the majority of the trail is exposed, dry and dusty. Both flora and fauna are slowly returning and the revealed panorama of bordering peaks makes for an extraordinary wilderness corridor.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
13.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 6250 ft.
Highest Point: 6700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Emerald Park is a long trail connecting Lake Chelan to the east and the Entiat River Trail to the west.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 5000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.14
(7 votes)
Hike through an old burn zone to reach an idyllic meadow high in the Entiat Mountains.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
17.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 4030 ft.
Highest Point: 1700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.94
(16 votes)
Looking for an early-season backpack featuring craggy, snow-capped peaks, a sapphire-blue lake, a myriad of wildflowers, and a trail that’s regularly maintained by WTA volunteers? The 17-mile thru-hike on the Chelan Lakeshore Trail might be just the thing for you.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(6 votes)
Hike this lovely, flat trail in the forests of the North Cascades to a quiet waterfall about 2.5 miles from Holden Village.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
18.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 8260 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Trail access limited 8/19/21: This trailhead is inaccessible due to the Twentyfive Mile Fire.
Pyramid Mountain is a scenic trail that starts high and stays high. From the trailhead ad 6200 feet, hikers will continue along ridgelines and shallow valleys before making the final ascent to Pyramid Mountain at 8260 feet.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
12.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2833 ft.
Highest Point: 6783 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
Pugh Ridge is a steep ridgeline trail branching off of the North Fork Entiat around 2.5 miles in, and connecting back down with South Pyramid Creek, making for a ideal loop trip.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 1650 ft.
Highest Point: 7040 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(6 votes)
Spider Gap is the pass in the ridge between Spider Meadow and Lyman Lakes. Start out on the Phelps Creek Trail to its end in Spider Meadow. The Spider Gap Trail climbs steeply from here for 1.2 miles, topping out at the ridge and connecting to the Lyman Lakes Trail.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
13.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 7819 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.29
(7 votes)
Duncan Hill takes hikers through a previously burnt forest to reach wide open views of the Entiat.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
26.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 7150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Experience the rugged beauty of the Entiat mountains, rich in wild flower meadows, jagged peaks, and solitude. These trails, though occasionally steep and loose, harbor fantastic corners, wildlife, and old-school outdoorsmanship that many crowded trails now lack.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6950 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(6 votes)
Seek solitude and stupendous views at this high alpine lake in the Entiat Mountains. A steep slog of a trail ensures you'll have plenty of room at this lake.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 5750 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
Navigate through a recently burned area to reach the top of Miners Ridge and enjoy views of the Stuart Range and Lake Wenatchee.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 8513 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Trail Closed 8/19/21: This trail is closed until further notice due to the Twentyfive Mile Fire.
A scramble and climb in the North Cascades accessible from the Stehekin Valley. Climbing gear and expertise, as well as routefinding experience required.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 3765 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.38
(8 votes)
Myrtle Lake is a quaint lake nestled in the Entiat Mountains.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1315 ft.
Highest Point: 4950 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
A spectacular, waterfall-filled cirque near Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm, Horseshoe Basin is just far enough away from both trailheads that access it to warrant making it an overnight trip. But you'll need to be sure to have your backpacking permits should you elect to hike here.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
0.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 1340 ft.
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0.00
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If you only have a short time to hike while visiting the secluded town of Stehekin, hop on the Imus Creek Trail to sample what the North Cascades National Park has to offer. This easy self-guided nature walk runs behind the landing for a one mile loop to an overlook of the lake and the majestic mountains that make up the Lake Chelan Valley.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
6.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 1473 ft.
Highest Point: 4099 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
The North Fork of Bridge Creek is a tucked-away gem of a hike in the North Cascades National Park. Accessible from both the Stehekin valley and Highway 20, many people blaze past this side trip on their way along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). But if you choose to explore this branch, you'll be rewarded with stunning mountain valleys at the base of Mount Logan, one of many striking peaks in the North Cascades. Of course, you'll have to share the trail with brush, bugs, and maybe even bears to get there.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
5.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 2000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
This easy day hike is a great destination for families staying in the Stehekin Valley. Huckleberries line the slopes in the fall, and the 200-foot deep gorge you hike along provides thrills at any time of year. Plus, it's a relatively short hike in a valley of miles-long trails.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
11.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 2400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Once upon a time, the road in Stehekin extended all the way to Cottonwood Camp, more than ten miles further into the lush green valley. But strong river activity due to snowmelt and rain events washed the road out frequently, and for one final time in 2003. Now it's accessible by foot only, and many of the trails found along this route are some of your best chance for solitude in the state.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
0.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Cascading 312 feet from Rainbow Creek high above the Stehekin valley floor, Rainbow Falls is perhaps the most popular natural destination for day visitors to the Stehekin Valley. And now, thanks to efforts from the National Park Service trail crew, a short trail exists here, offering a modest amount of elevation gain for a new vantage point of the waterfall.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
3.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 2180 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.33
(3 votes)
Just behind the High Bridge Guard Station at the end of the road in Stehekin, a trail leads to a quiet little lake nestled in lush, vibrant forest. This trail is primarily used by hikers heading to the summit of McGregor Mountain, the most prominent peak towering over the Stehekin Valley, but Howard Lake is a nice destination in and of itself, if you don’t have the time or the desire to tackle the 16 mile roundtrip hike up McGregor.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4400 ft.
Highest Point: 6600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
A fine trail for those willing to climb to get to great views in a remote part of the North Cascades National Park. Best done as a side trip off an overnight trip from Rainy Pass to Stehekin, or something similar.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Take a walk around the historic (and still operational) apple orchard in the Stehekin valley.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
If you’re overnighting in the Stehekin Valley and just want a riverside ramble to while away the hours, try the Stehekin River Trail. It’s an easy forested walk along the mighty Stehekin River on a side of the valley that few visitors get to see.