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Chatter Creek Trail #1580

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 4.3 (3)

A steep, wildflower-filled trail to Icicle Ridge and beyond.


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Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

Point to Point

6,582' 2,006 m

High

2,637' 804 m

Low

4,108' 1,252 m

Up

617' 188 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

86%

Max Grade (41°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Permits are required and can be obtained at the trailhead.

Description

This trail is very steep, brushy, and rocky in places. The trail is not recommended for horse travel. The trail begins at the Chatter Creek Trailhead and climbs steadily up slopes that alternate between forested and rocky terrain. There are several obvious campsites along the trail for the first 3-4 miles until the thick trees open up to a large bowl. This bowl/meadow opens up to expansive views of the Stuart Range to the south, which are stunning.

After leaving the wildflower-filled bowl, the trail becomes steeper and rockier as it switchbacks up to Lake Edna. This last section is worth the climb, however, as it offers wonderful views of the bowl, the valley below, and the Stuart Range.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#413

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Icicle Creek Valley
May 12, 2019 near Leavenw…, WA
Chatter Creek, chattering away!
Jun 27, 2016 near Leavenw…, WA
Heading up one of the few "flat" sections of Chatter Creek.
Jun 27, 2016 near Leavenw…, WA
Looking south to the Stuart Range.
Jun 27, 2016 near Leavenw…, WA
A fleeting view of the Stuart Range from the Chatter Creek meadow.
Jun 27, 2016 near Leavenw…, WA

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Aug 11, 2019
Erin Blaine
Jun 17, 2017
Tom Robson

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