Negro Creek Tr1210

3D view of Negro Creek Trail #1210

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 6

Steepness: 6

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Negro Creek Tr1221 is a lightly used trail which may require pathfinding depending on recent maintenance.




Avg: 9mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:3000'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 1.5hr





Ingalls Creek Tr1215, Falls Creek Tr1216 and Cascade Creek Tr1217 are all Alpine Lakes Wilderness trails, off limits to bikers and limiting Negro Creek Tr1210 to an OAB ride.

Negro Creek Tr1210 crosses the Cle Elum county line, with the upper trailhead at Stafford Creek Tr1359, a challenging 15.5mi (5900' ascent) OAB.

With many creek crossings and progressively steep terrain as the trail ascends the Negro Creek drainage to Navajo Peak, the upper section gets even less use and may only be useful if shuttling to the FR9703 Stafford Creek Tr1359 TH.

Three Brothers Mountain Tr1211 includes a steep hillside traverse which could be explored when headed back to the TH.

Hikers could consider a 14.5mi Negro Creek Tr1210, Falls Creek Tr1216 and Ingalls Creek Tr1215 loop, possibly shuttling to the Negro Creek Tr1210 TH.

Directions: See Map. Drive to the top of Sauk Pass (Blewett Pass / US97) to Ingalls Creek Rd, to FR7312. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Three Brothers Mountain, Falls Creek, Cascade Creek, Ingalls Creek, Negro Creek Trail 1221 Topo Map

OAB Directions

ridgeline ascent

Negro Creek Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the FR7312 TH, ride along the creek then cross it multiple times in the first 1.5mi. Go around the sharp bend, then cross the creek again, as the terrain continues to steepen.
  • 2.4mi: Cross the creek, into a meadow crest, then cross moderate terrain before passing FR400 on the left at 2.9mi, then passing the Three Brothers Mountain Tr1211 intersection on the right at 3.1mi.
  • 4.6mi: After traversing the hillside and passing another FR400 intersection on the left at 4.3mi, turn around at the second Three Brothers Mountain Tr1211 intersection, or continue until the terrain becomes too steep. Turn around and head back to the TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Negro Creek Trail 1210

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Hiking

Cascade Creek Trail 1217, Falls Creek Trail 1216, Ingalls Creek Trail 1215, Three Brothers Mountain Trail 1211

XC Ski

XC-006 Swauk Sno Park, XC-140, XC-623, XC-9714, XC-9715


Tronsen 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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