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Upper Mad River Trail

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
47.8410, -120.6045 Map & Directions
12.2 miles, one-way
Blue Creek Meadow. Photo by Lewisia Louise Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes
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A nice riverside walk through former burn areas in the Entiat area of Washington. Continue reading

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Hiking Upper Mad River Trail

The upper Mad River Trail begins at Maverick Saddle and ends at the junction of the Shetipo Trail and Garland Peak which allows for further adventures, as well as access to the Mad Lake and Blue Creek areas, including four lakes and many high elevation meadows.

Please note that the upper Mad River has a seasonal closure for stock, mountain bikes and motorcycles until posted. The closure is usually between October and early summer. Contact the Entiat Ranger Station for the latest conditions at 509 784-4700. The seasonal closure usually ends around mid-July, depending upon trail conditions. The area one-quarter mile on each side of the trail is closed to off trail travel by motorbikes and mountain bikes. 

Upper Mad River Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.8410, -120.6045 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

From Leavenworth, travel north on Chumstick Highway 14 miles to community of Plain. Turn right on Chiwawa Loop Road and travel about 4 miles to Thousand Trails Campground. Turn right on Forest Service Rd 6100. Travel about 2 miles to Deep Creek Campground. Turn right on Forest Service Rd 6101 and travel about 5 miles to trailhead at Maverick Saddle. 

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Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Upper Mad River (#1409.1)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District

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