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Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

North Cascades


North Cascades -- Pasayten
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10.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 7782 ft.


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When the deeper backcountry is under snow (or just too far away) Burch Mountain can provide a beautiful day hike with views aplenty.

From the trailhead, head north up Falls Creek toward Burch Mountain, eventually climbing out of the valley onto the mountain's flanks. Open views spread out beneath you. Climb ever-upwards, and eventually, the trail reaches the site of an old lookout on the summit of Burch Mountain.

Just outside the Wilderness, this trail is open to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. 


Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.7844, -120.3177 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- Pasayten

Falls Creek (#518), Burch Mountain (#538)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Billy Goat Mountain No. 19 map

Getting There

From Winthrop travel north on the West Chewuch Road (Okanogan County Road 1213) for 6.8 miles to the intersection with the East Chewuch Road. Continue straight ahead, the road now becomes Forest Service Road 51. Follow for 3.8 miles and then turn left on the Falls Creek Road (FS 5140). Follow the Falls Creek Road for 11.4 miles to its end and the trailhead for the Falls Creek/Burch Mountain trail.

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Burch Mountain via Falls Creek

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