Bridge Creek Trail

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22.4 km
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1,112 m
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Bridge Creek Trail is a 22.4 km route in North Cascades National Park that is considered hard. This is a point-to-point route that serves to link other trails in the area, including Stehekin Valley Road, North Fork Bridge Creek, Twisp Pass, McAlester Pass, and more. It’s not commonly done as a day trip but you could easily make a portion of this trail an out and back adventure without needing to backpack.

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Route Description for Bridge Creek Trail

Bridge Creek Trail is a 22.4 km hard trek. This point-to-point route is usually used by backpackers to link up with other trails, but part of this route can be hiked as an out and back adventure if you’re not backpacking.

Begin at the PCT trailhead off the highway. You’ll hike south alongside the highway initially before turning south. Roughly following the river valley, you’ll hike through the forest. Turn right at a three-way junction before Firewood Camps, hiking past several backcountry camps. There is a steep descent before the trail ends at the junction with Stehekin Valley Road.

Getting to the Bridge Creek Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for Bridge Creek Trail is at Rainy Pass off North Cascades Highway.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Various backcountry

  • When to do


  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    One Way

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