Recent weather events have reduced fire activity and potential for new fire starts. However, there are many hazards within burn areas such as weakened snags and damaged trails that pose substantial risk and not all areas are reopened. Some trails are not passable due to many downed logs, holes and burned out areas and use of these trails would compound the damage.
Public safety is the number one priority and local fire managers and other agency partners will continue to uphold area closures and ask for public support in honoring these trail and area closures.
Road and trail information is listed relative to fire areas:
The 1,127-acre Basalt Creek Fire, located approximately 1 mile northeast of Chiwawa River Road # 6200.
- The main Chiwawa River Road to Trinity (FS Rd #6200)
- Rock Creek tie trail #1538
- Rock Creek Trail #1509
- Garland Peak Trail #1408
- Areas within the Basalt Creek Fire including the Basalt Peak Trail
- Chickamin Road (except for the first 3.5 miles of road)
- Icicle Road # 7600
- Eightmile Road #7601
- Colchuck and Stuart Lake Trails including Aasgard Pass
- Trout Creek Trail No. 1555 and a 2.5 mile section of trail from Trout Lake to Windy Pass.
- Jack Creek Trail No. 1558
- Areas within the Mt. Cashmere fire
- Eightmile Lake and trail system and the Caroline lakes
- Number Two Canyon Road and Peavine Roads on the national forest are closed as part of normal operations this time of year due to wet roads.
- Mission Ridge Road and ski area
- Beehive Reservoir area (only open from the Wenatchee side)
- Pipeline Trail #1200
- Clara & Marion Lake trails from the Mission Ridge side ONLY.
- Ruby and Camas Creek areas
- Five Mile Road
- Mission Creek Rd open to Peavine Creek
- Sand Creek Trailhead to Red Hill tie trail #1223 up to Tronsen Ridge
- Area south of Liberty-Beehive Road to Devils Gulch Trailhead.
- Devil’s Gulch Trail #1220
- Mission Ridge Trail #1201.
- Tronsen Ridge Trail #1204
- Tronsen Meadow Trail #1205
Hunters and recreationists are advised to check with Okanogan-Wenatchee N.F. Ranger Districts to get the latest information on closures and conditions.
For additional information contact the Wenatchee River Ranger District at 509.548.2550 or check the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest web site at www.fs.usda.gov/okawen.