French Creek Trail

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Washington

Distance10.5mi
Elevation Gain4,486ft
Trailhead Elevation6,094ft
Top6,098ft
Elevation Min/Max2891/6098ft
Elevation Start/End6094/6094ft

French Creek Trail

French Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Chelan County and Kittitas County, Washington. It is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. It is 10.5 miles long and begins at 6,094 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,486 feet. The trail ends near the Paddy-Go-Easy Pass saddle. This trail connects with the following: French Ridge Trail, Meadow Creek Trail, Snowall - Cradle Lake Trail, Klonaqua Lake Trail, Paddy-Go-Easy Pass Trail and Icicle Creek Trail.

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Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Jeff Smoot
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"A long hike up French Creek, with a side trip to Klonaqua Lakes. French Creek is one of the major tributaries of Icicle Creek. It is a long creek and a long, lonesome hike. There are no pretty lakes or mountaintop views on the majority of this hike, just quiet forest hiking for miles on end. A majority of visitors to French Creek come on horseback. As a consequence, some sections of the trail are muddy and rough, and the trail is not especially popular with hikers."

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Trail Information

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chiwaukum Mountains, Stevens Pass, The Cradle; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains), 176 (Stevens Pass)
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