24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 5.5 miles
- May to October
A well-graded and located trail near Lightning Creek, ideal for mountain bike users of all abilities. From the parking area stay on the north side of the creek to a pole cattle guard where the trail tread begins. At 1 mile, just after crossing the creek, Blue Buck Trail No. 421 branches to the left. The trail then crosses Lightning Creek twice, and at 2.7 miles goes into open timber and joins closed Forest Service Road 4320-050 for about 0.5 mile and then FS Road 4230. Go 0.1 mile on this road and turn left onto another closed road (both have trail signs) for 0.25 mile to a clearing, then follow trail tread to FS Road 4235.
This trail is well-graded and located, making it ideal for mountain bike uses or all abilities. Occasionally you'll see insulators attached to trees, remnants of the telephone lines that served remote lookouts in the Beaver Creek watershed.
No motorbikes allowed.
Parking off FS Road 4225 to the right before the cattle guard, on FS Road 4225-212.