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Dean Creek

North Cascades > Pasayten
48.9385, -120.4930 Map & Directions
3.5 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
2,500 feet
Highest Point
7,100 feet
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For confident hikers willing to put in the work for a shortcut to stunning views, Dean Creek trail leading to Bunker Hill is a good option. Continue reading

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Hiking Dean Creek

The Dean Creek connects the East Fork Pasayten Trail (451) to Bunker Hill on the Boundary Trail. This trail is a completely lost trail. The US Forest Service does not normally maintain it and it has not been cleared of trees in many years.

This trail is best attempted by experienced hikers with strong navigation skills (potentially a GPS as well). It crosses through a 2006 burn area and there are many downed trees on the trail. For confident hikers willing to put in the work for a shortcut to the stunning views Bunker Hill has to offer, this is a good option.

This trail is part of WTA's Lost Trails Campaign. Learn more about how we're saving lost trails across the state here.

Hike Description Written by
McKenzie Carlson, WTA Correspondent

Dean Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.9385, -120.4930 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

There is no trailhead for Dean Creek. The south end of the trail is at the East Fork Pasayten River (Trail 451) at 48.9385, -120.4930. This is the trailhead indicated on the map above.
The north end is found at the Boundary Trail (Trail 533) at 48.975, -120.4917.

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North Cascades > Pasayten

Dean Creek (#456)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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