Quicksilver Creek


Basic Canyon - Quicksilver Creek

Come join for a beautiful, easily accessible canyon along I-90 in the Wenatchee National Forest. This canyon was only descended this year and is already receiving some great attention. This is a great canyon to practice technical skills and has a variety of features including jumps, slides, handlines, and rappels.

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  • Basic Canyon
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

9:30am meet at the Kachess Ridge Trailhead near Easton, WA (47.269489, -121.174594). We will meet, have a pre-trip group chat, and spend about 30 minutes packing up our gear. The goal is to begin hiking by 10am.

There is cell service at the trailhead. 



Bring plenty of neoprene. The water in this canyon is COLD. It can also be quite windy. If you get cold easily, bring extra layers.


Quicksilver Creek

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    Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208

    USGS Kachess Lake
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Whistle
  • Variable friction descender
  • Cowstails
  • Wetsuit or Dry Suit
  • Pack suitable for keeping things dry
  • Canyon shoes
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Water filter or water bottle
  • Headlamp


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