Bean Creek Basin

A 5 mile round trip hike with 2,000 feet of elevation gain into a flower filled basin with views to Earl Peak, Mount Stuart, and Iron Peak. Take trekking poles for help with early season stream crossings.

getting there

From SR 970 turn onto Teanaway River Road bearing right as it becomes North Fork Teanaway River Road. Just past 29 Pines Campground, it becomes a dirt road, Forest Road 9737.  Just before the bridge over Beverly Creek, turn right on Forest Road 9737-112, and drive 1.4 mi to the Beverly Creek trailhead at the road's end (3,600 ft).

on the trail

Cross the bridge over Beverly Creek and climb along the side of the creek.  At 0.5 mi turn right at the first trail junction and head up the Bean Creek valley. Climb steeply, crossing the creek and coming out into Bean Creek Basin at 2 miles into a vast, flower-filled meadow with the possibility of  further explorations, and with Earl, Stuart and Iron Peak towering above.

notes

  • You can make a loop trip by leaving a car at the Standup Creek trailhead, climbing east over the ridge on a trail that connects Bean and Standup Creeks and hiking down the Standup Creek Trail.

Information for leaders

SCHEDULING & PERMITs

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Please check the Bean Peak listing to ensure we don't have groups overlapping. 
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • 5,300 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Seattle Basic SIG SNOW FT - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, & Roped Travel) - Bean Creek Basin

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic SIG SNOW Field Trip - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue,
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 - Sun, Apr 12, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 3 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Seattle Basic SIG SNOW FT - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, & Roped Travel) - Bean Creek Basin

Climbing Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Basic SIG SNOW Field Trip - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue,
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 3 instructors
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday) - Bean Creek Basin

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration opens Apr 13
Seattle Branch

Experience Field Trip - Bean Creek Basin

Scrambling Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course
One day field trip to practice all scrambling skills. We will choose the best day
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, May 2, 2020 - Sun, May 3, 2020
No Prerequisites
5 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes May 2
Foothills Branch

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday) - Bean Creek Basin

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, May 16, 2020
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
11 participants
Registration opens Apr 13
Seattle Branch

Tacoma Scrambling Field Trip - Snow Overnight - Bean Creek Basin

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Snow camping
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, May 30, 2020 - Sun, May 31, 2020
Prerequisites
34 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes May 28
Tacoma Branch

Experience Field Trip - Bean Creek Basin

Scrambling Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course
Seattle Alpine Scramble Experience Field Trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 - Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Prerequisites
79 participants
Registration opens Jun 7
Seattle Branch
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