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North Cascades


North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth
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Gain: 5056 ft.
Highest Point: 8074 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

A scramble to a remote peak in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Climbing experience and technical equipment recommended.

Use the Oval Lakes trail for the approach. You'll follow Eagle Creek Trail for 1.9 miles where both trails enter Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. After crossing Eagle Creek, take the left fork onto the Oval Creek Trail.

Oval Creek Trail continues southwest and climbs to West Oval Lake and links to Oval Lakes Trail which leads east to Middle Oval Lake. Rather than proceeding to Middle Oval Lake, head west to Oval Pass where you can walk the ridge to the summit.

After ascending to Oval Pass, walk along to open ridge line to the summit. Wonderful views of nearby Oval Peak to the east and much further Glacier Peak to the west present themselves for your enjoyment.


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Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.2674, -120.4643 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

Oval Creek Trail (#410A), Oval Lakes Trail (#410B)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Oval Peak USGS

Buy the Green Trails Buttermilk Butte No. 83 map

Getting There

From Twisp, take Twisp River Road (Okanogan County Road 9114) west for 11 miles, then take West Buttermilk Road (County Road 1050) across Twisp River. This road continues as Forest Service Road 4420 for 3.1 miles. Turn left on Eagle Creek Road (Forest Service Road 4420-080) to the end, about 2 miles, to the Eagle Creek Trailhead.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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