56 – Cedar Falls – Cedar Creek Trail

Crews finished clearing the snow and opened the North Cascades Highway for the season barely a week ago, so with Discovery PassForest Service Pass, backpacks and trekking poles, we set off over the mountains – to hit the trails.

The North Cascades Highway

Once over the pass, as we turned off the North Cascades Highway and onto Forest Road 200, our first stop in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest was the trailhead to Cedar Falls – Cedar Creek.

Cedar Creek Trailhead . . .

Wildflowers galore lined our way as we headed into the forest.

(pic by Kent) . . . admiring wildflowers along the trail

And stately red-barked ponderosa pines filled the forest.

Ponderosa pine . . . along the trail

Not far along the trail, we started to hear the roar of Cedar Creek; and within a mile and a half from the trailhead, had reached Cedar Falls. Very impressive because of spring snow melts, we carefully climbed down onto the giant rocks overlooking the falls.

(pic by Kent) Cedar Falls . . .

What a great place for a break! Go here – http://youtu.be/Mc8xj31_IoA  – to view my video of Cedar Falls, and here – http://youtu.be/gsc_uJRnLC0 – to view my video of the scramble down the boulders to the viewpoint for the falls.

Cedar Falls . . .

After our hike, we continued on to Winthrop and stayed at one of the two Eagle Pine Chalets. Complete with fireplace, loft, kitchenette, sun-filled deck with horse and deer filled pasture and valley views, what a lovely place that was to stay.

Our Eagle Pine Chalet

To reach the trailhead for the Cedar Falls – Cedar Creek Trail, follow the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) east for 70 miles past Marblemount to the Klipchuck Campground, and turn right onto Forest Road 200 (signed for Cedar Creek). After one mile, there is a parking area just past a gravel pit, and you will see the sign for the trailhead.

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