Enchanted Valley


Backpack - Enchanted Valley

Trip to be cancelled due to leader injury. Assistant leader will contact participants with details on private trip.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 26.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

Graves Creek Trailhead 9a (please note drive time before requesting leader permission)

Optional pre trip camping at Graves Creek Campground available on a 1st come 1st served basis. 

This is a relaxed 3 day 2 night trip suitable for beginners with field tested backpack gear and recent day hiking experience of 9 or more miles at 2 mph. This is one of Washington State’s iconic backpacking trips, with a knockout-beautiful destination.

Day 1 – Hike 9 miles from Graves Creek Trailhead to Pyrites Creek Camp where we will set up camp and spend the night.

Day 2 - Continue 4 miles to Enchanted Valley where we will camp our 2nd night.

After lunch, participants will have the option to relax, take a short hike to see the world’s largest Western Hemlock or venture further toward Anderson Pass. Please note: snow is likely above the valley and higher elevation exploration will be done as a group with a preset turnaround time.

Day 3 – Hike out 13 miles to Graves Creek Trailhead and begin the journey home.

Bear canisters required.  Carpools encouraged. Participants will be responsible for the $16 pp permit fee. Additional details, information and GPX tracks will be shared with participants.

***Preference will be given to 2024 B3 students for the 1st week of registration***  Students are asked to complete one  backpack prior to departure to field test gear but this may include a scheduled B3 trip such as Ancient Lakes and Chelan Lakeshore previously posted. Students should also have recent day hiking experience with 9+ miles at 2 mph. 



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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister required 
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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