Haney Meadow

A very strenuous bikepack to the beautiful Haney Meadow area. From US-97 near the Mineral Springs Campground, it's 40 miles round trip with 4,300 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

Drive US-97 to 19 miles north of Cle Elem or 32 miles south of Leavenworth, a mile north of the Mineral Springs Campground, and park at start of Forest Road 9705. It's also possible to park at the Mineral Springs Campground.

on the trail

Ride Forest Roads 9705 and 9712 climbing to the Haney Meadow area. Along the route and at Diamond Head, the high point of the route, there are great views of the Enchantment Peaks. Camp in the Haney Meadows area. A great camping option is the Ken Wilcox Horse Camp (water available at the creek) and many other dispersed camping options possible.

This trip can be done as round trip following the same route back (only 500 feet of gain on the return) or as a loop  following Forest Road 9716 8 miles down to US-97 which can also be used as a shorter approach to the area. The loop option is 36 miles with 4,600 feet of elevation gain including 8 miles on US-97.


  • This trip can also be linked with the Cle Elum Ridge—Teanaway Ridge route and even extended all the way to Wenatchee and beyond.
  • Many options of detours possible from the Haney Meadows area including a short trip  from the Ken Wilcox Horse Camp taking to Tronsen Ridge overlook just above the Upper Naneum Meadow area.
  • Water may be found early in the season on some intermittent streams on the uphill route and on the creek at Haney Meadows.  This is a pretty dry and exposed route. Carry plenty of water for the uphill to camp.
  • Difficulty: Bikepacking Gravel II, Bikepacking Gravel III
  • Length: 40.0 None
  • Elevation Gain: 4,600 ft
  • 5,600 ft
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Green Trails Wenatchee No. 211S
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  • Haney Meadow Loop
Gaia GPS Map

A Gaia GPS map of the bikepack route from Mineral Springs Campground to Haney Meadow posted Jun 23, 2020.

Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Route (XWA)

The bikepack route to Haney Meadow is part of the Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Route (XWA) described on bikepacking.com.

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