24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 5.7 miles
- June to September
The first 0.5 miles of trail is on the old road bed. The trail begins in timber and maintains a steady uphill climb as it ascends the valley of Honeymoon Creek. The upper portion of the trail is above timberline.
The two buildings on top are a study in comparative history. A modern lookout tower stands next to its 1920's counterpart - an old log cabin groundhouse. This lookout site is no longer staffed though it has a commanding view of the upper Chewack drainage. One can see the First Butte Lookout to the south, which is still in operation.
The trail is open to mountain bikes, but due to its steepness it should be considered a "most difficult" route. The trail has a southern exposure and can be hot and dry in the summer. Be sure to carry water or obtain it before the halfway point. There is a small spring 0.5 miles north of the summit.
No motorized vehicles.
Hitch rail, limited parking.