Cedar Creek Tr476

3D view of Cedar Creek Trail 476

Overall: 8

Aerobic: 8

Technical: 8

Steepness: 7

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

Beyond Cedar Creek Falls, Cedar Creek Tr476 covers technical terrain which most riders will find challenging.

Type

OAB

Length

Avg: 13.5mi

Ascent

Intense

Elevation Change

TH:3100'
Avg Ascent:2500'

Ascent Incline

9%

Duration

Avg: 3hr

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The area around the falls has some cliff exposure, so be wary of the steep sidehills and blind corners on this trail...and the occasional rattlesnake.

Cedar Falls drops 50' in a series of falls, pouring from pool to pool.

The relatively low TH elevation ensures early season (May) riding unless the terrain is too wet.

With 14 creek crossings (each way), avoid this ride when wet, and expect hazardous conditions during Spring runoff and after heavy rainfall.

Open to bikes, the 3.4mi (500' ascent) Early Winters Tr522 extends from Klipchuck CG (between spaces 7 and 8) to Silver Star Creek, through forested terrain along the north side of Early Winters Creek.

At Abernathy Pass, Cedar Creek Tr476 enters the Chelan Sawtooth wilderness area and terminates at North Cr. Tr413, which loops around 75% of Gilbert Mt.

The 8.4mi (3200' ascent) Driveway Butte Tr481 OAB offers a challenging day-hike from the Klipchuck CG area, beginning as an old skid road then narrowing to singletrack on the way to a small pass, before ended in an open meadow below the butte.

Both USGS and Green Trails maps show a trail leading down the north side of Driveway Butte to the Methow River Trail, which was part of the old Pasayten sheep driveway, abandoned many years ago.

Not shown on the map, there are several meadow campsites 2mi south of Cedar Creek Falls on Cedar Creek Tr476.

 

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. Go on SR20W for 18mi from Winthrop to FR5310-200 (.5mi east of the Klipchuck CG turn off). Trail begins near the gravel pit at the end of the road. View Larger Map. No Map?.

 

Driveway Butte, Early Winters, Cedar Creek Trail #476 Topo Map

 

OAB Directions

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Cedar Creek Printable Area Topo Map

  • TH: Traverse the hillside from the TH. Do not take 476A, which is an abandoned trail to Mudhole Lake, and which ascends directly from the TH. Cross the first of many creeks at 1.2mi, then pass Cedar Falls at 1.8mi.
  • 3.4mi: After some hike a bike, complete the steepest ascent and pass several campsites next to a meadow as the ascent moderates.
  • 6.3mi: Cross the West Fork Cedar Creek and continue climbing to the final Cedar Creek crossing, beyond which the trail ascends to Abernathy Pass and into the Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness area. Enjoy the technical downhill back to the TH, which presents it's own challenges along the way.

 

 

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