Lower Chiwawa River Orv Tr1548

3D view of Chiwawa River Orv Trail #1548

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 5

Technical: 4

Steepness: 5

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 100%

Chiwawa River Orv Tr1548 is a fast and fun OAB ride, often used to connect Alder Ridge Tr1523 to Minnow Ridge Orv Tr1524 for the Chikamin Rdg Tr1561 loop.




Avg: 17mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2600'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 3hr





Minnow Ridge Orv Tr1524 and Chikamin Creek Orv Tr1534 can be combined with Chiwawa River Orv Tr1548 to create a lollipop loop option, extending the loop described on the Chikamin Rdg Tr1561 page.

Ding: Because of the Orv status and heavy weekend traffic, this trail is best ridden during the week.

The elevation is low enough to try this one in June.

Hiking: To the north, Chiwawa River Trail 1550 offers hikers access to the Glacier Peak Wilderness, Buck Mountain, Chiwawa Mountain and Phelps Ridge.

Directions: See Map. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Chiwawa River Trail #1548 Topo Map

OAB Directions

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Chiwawa River Area Topo Map

  • TH: Paralleling FR6100, after a brief climb from the TH, the ride descends to Goose Creek and the Goose Creek campground at 1.6mi. Cross FR6208 at 2.5mi, then cross Alder Creek.
  • 5.2mi: Cross Twin Creek and pass the Alder Ridge Tr1523 intersection on the right. Many small doubletrack road crossings in this area.
  • 6.5mi: After climbing 500' from the Alder Ridge Tr1523 TH, reach the ride summit, then cross Grouse Creek at 6.8mi and Gate Creek at 7.8mi.
  • 8.5mi: Reach the Chikamin Creek Orv Tr1534 intersection and either return to the TH or continue up Minnow Ridge Orv Tr1524.



Best Area Guide

Trail Index

This Ride

Chiwawa Orv Trail 1548


Buck Creek Trail 1513, Buck Creek Pass Trail 789, Chiwawa River Trail 1550, Massie Lake Trail 1504, Phelps Creek Trail 1511

XC Ski


Goose Creek Campground, Grouse Creek Campground, Huckleberry Ford Campground, Meadow Creek Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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