24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 9.2 miles
- July to September
Long side hill and valley trail, mostly in timber to a beautiful alpine lake. Two other lakes are nearby (no trail access - cross-county travel required).
This trail is a good opportunity for a 1-2 night backpack trip, offering some views of the Chewuch River and Mt. Barney area.
The country is mostly subalpine here with small meadow areas and bare rocky ridges.
Many camps around the lake shores have been overused in the past. Wear and trampling is occurring from stock grazed or tied too near the lake. Whenever you can, avoid the already heavily used areas and find more secluded, off-trail camps.
Wilderness use restrictions apply.
Stock ramp, hitch rail, and vault toilets.