24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 6.2 miles
- June to September
Trail is mostly on sidehill and along creek bottom in second growth lodgepole pine forest. Upper portion of trail has some meadow areas.
The International Boundary Survey crew discovered the tungsten mineral deposit in 1898, and claims were located in 1906-08. The mine was most active in 1915-18 and has changed hands and opened and closed several times since then. The last real activity was in the 1950's. Today, several buildings, the old 10-ton mill with a Humphrey Spiral, and miscellaneous mining debris are all that remain. There are nice views of the surrounding area. Camps with horse feed are available 1 mile north of the mine near Apex Pass.
Due to its popularity and past use the area around the mine has experienced a lot of impacts. Please do your part by not adding to them. Please pack out all garbage, extra food and supplies, do not leave things at the mine.
Wilderness use restrictions apply.
Northwest Forest Pass required.