Esmeralda Basin Trail

Cle Elum, Washington 98922

Esmeralda Basin Trail

Esmeralda Basin Trail Professional Review and Guide

"One of the wonderful aspects of the Teanaway River valley (Indian for “Place of Fish and Berries”) is the promise of sunshine. Though the weather may be cool and wet in Seattle, the Teanaway Valley, in the rain shadow of the Cascades, usually has dependable sunshine.

An old miners’ access road to long-ago gold mines now switchbacks through flower-filled meadows to high viewpoints. Children will be intrigued by the sight of rock climbers with their curious gear, leaving from the same trailhead to climb Ingalls Peak. The trail is wide and gains elevation gradually between rugged ridges, past flower gardens renowned among botanists for their rare and unusual species."

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Trail Information

Cle Elum
Nearby City
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
June to October
4,243 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,443 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 209 Mt. Stuart; USFS Okanogan and Wenatchee
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018