If you are looking for a leisurely stroll alongside a babbling creek under a canopy quilt of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine, then this hike is for you. It’s not the most spectacular hike in the area, but it does offer peace and tranquility. You can follow this trail for as long or as short as you like. From the parking area, head past the gate on road #7908 for 1.5 miles to Trail #1571. Your hike begins here. Hike through creekside jaunts with occasional openings. The logical turn-around point is at 5.5 miles at the juncture of Trail #1591 and Trail #1571 (you will reach this soon after crossing the stream).
Directions to Trailhead
From Leavenworth, start your odometer after you pass the gas station on the corner of Icicle Road and Highway 2 West. Drive 9.6 miles on Hwy 2 West and go left on the Chiwaukum Creek Road #7908. From Stevens Pass, travel Highway 2 East for 25.1 miles and go right on Chiwaukum Creek Road #7908 (if you reach the Tumwater Campground you've gone too far - turn around and go back about one mile). As you turn off of Highway 2, follow road #7908 for about 0.3 miles to the trailhead.