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.


  • 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


  • 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
  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

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