Chiwaukum, Larch & Scottish Lakes

Explore the high lakes and alpine basins of the Chiwaukum Range in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. This is a multi-day backpack of 34 miles and 6,300 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

Drive US 2 to Chiwaukum (east of Stevens Pass) and turn onto Forest Road 7908. The Chiwaukum Creek Traihead is at the end of the road, ~0.25 mi from US 2.

suggested itinerary

Day 1 - Hike along Chiwaukum Creek to Chiwaukum Lake. Camp at Chiwaukum Lake (9.5 miles, 3,600 feet of elevation gain).

Day 2 - Hike to Larch Lake  (2 miles, 800 feet of elevation gain).

Day 3 - Hike back to Chiwaukum Lake and then over McCue Ridge to Loch Eileen (7 miles, 1,100 feet of elevation gain).

Day 4 - Hike back to the trailhead (14 miles, 800 feet of elevation gain, 4,100 feet of elevation loss).

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 34.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,300 ft
  • 6,078 ft
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178
  • Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177
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