French Creek

Leavenworth, Washington 98826

French Creek

French Creek Professional Review and Guide

"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

Nearby City
3,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Overnight backpacking trip
Best midsummer through fall
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,100 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chiwaukum Mountains, Stevens Pass, The Cradle; Green Trails 177 (Chiwaukum Mountains), 176 (Stevens Pass)
Local Maps