24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 18.1 miles
- June to September
This is a scenic valley trail that follows the river grade mostly in lodgepole pine. The last 2 miles climb into subalpine and meadow areas.
This is a major stock route into the Remmel-Cathedral area. The trail is also used to access the popular Four Point Lake and Tungsten Mine areas. From this trail one can also reach the Horseshoe Basin area via Basin Creek Trail No. 360 or the Cathedral Driveway to the Long Swamp Road.
Many side trips are possible from the Remmel-Cathedral areas.
Portions of the trail were burned by wildfires in 2001 and 2003. Dead trees may be unstable especially in windy weather. The Remmel-Cathedral area has long been popular with horseback travelers. There is plenty of room, good horse feed, and ample water. But the popularity and heavy use has been particularly hard on the area. Lake-side camps have been particularly damaged.
Wilderness use restrictions apply.
Northwest Forest Pass required. Stock ramp, hitch rail, campsites, and vault toilets.