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Siouxon Creek Trail Washington

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Busy trail used by hikers, bikes, and horses. Pretty waterfalls and nice camping
Near:Amboy, WA
Distance:22.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:5666 ft
Hike Time:12 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: Siouxon Creek is well known in the area for having easy access, miles of nice trails, good camping spots scattered along the trail, and many options to make side trips. There are many spots to sit and reflect on the beauty around you as you are swayed by the music of the river. Be careful on the upper end of the trail as steep switchbacks make it a little risky for children. Bugs can be a problem in the summer. Make an overnight adventure for you and your friends, and explore the many side trails. Hikers be aware the many mountain bikes use the trail as well, so be advised. I like the early springtime the best as there are no bugs, and no people.
Trailhead: Drive either north or south along Hwy 503 to the small town of Chelatchie, and turn East onto NE Healy road. Follow this route for 9.2 miles, and turn left on Rd. 57 After another mile or so, turn left again onto Rd. 5701, still following only the paved road to the trailhead in a little more than 4 miles. (Lat:45.94618 Lon:-122.17826)
Trail Guides for Siouxon Creek Trail Washington:
100 Hikes in Washingtons South Cascades and Olympics
by Ira Spring and Harvey Manning (The Mountaineers books)

Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Mt. Adams Ranger District 2455 Hwy 141 Trout Lake, WA 98650 509-395-3400
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Drew Furnia, who has posted  23 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by JOR on 10/5/2012
This is an amazing trail. i hiked it on a Tuesday in early fall and saw 5 other people in 8 miles of hiking!

Reviewed by stuzooo on 5/6/2012
Glad I brought extra socks and dry shoes as the heavy rain made a few areas of the trail pathways for the water trying to reach the creek. Needed to cross five tributaries but was able to keep dry with the exception of shoes. Tributary at the junction of #130A was too wide and strong for me and my pup to cross. Many mountain bikers turned back as well.

Reviewed by KDS on 3/11/2012
Make sure you go all the way to the end. Awesome falls with a great swimming hole. Very cold but worth it on a hot day!Can't wait til summer.

Reviewed by jdd on 7/29/2011
I love this trail. There aretons of camps, clear and cool creeks, neat waterfalls, and trails. Maybe my favorite hike ever!

Reviewed by AB on 1/26/2011
Hiked this trail several times in summer 2010 and love it.

Reviewed by MC on 6/21/2010
The road signs are missing (?tore down?), and it is difficult to find road 57 and 5701. The only way to find the destination is to follow the way points (mileage markers) as described in this post. The road is beat up, but passable. Trail is great. Right before the last bridge to the falls there is a new trail that takes off to the right - it might lead back to FSR 58 or FSR 6406 (we did not explore it).

Reviewed by Devin on 4/6/2010
The road has been repaired and you can get to the trail head now! However, the trail is just about impassible by bike past the Chinook Falls footbridge: cuts the trip down to less than 10 miles out and back. Still an amazing ride/hike with many available campsites along the way.

Reviewed by RM on 9/15/2009
Attempted to get to Siouxon Creek, but road was still washed out. It was Sunday and there was a worker in a big earth mover attempting to re-establish the road.

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