4 miles
Distance
914 ft
Climb
-558 ft
Descent
2,618 ft
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  • Riding Area
    Easton
    Easton, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #104580 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Little Kachess Trail begins at Kachess Campground and ends at Mineral Creek Trail #1331. The bridge over Box Canyon Creek on the Little Kachess Trail # 1312 has been removed. Hikers can ford the creek only during low water periods (late August- September). It is dangerous to attempt crossing at other times.

After fording Box Canyon Creek, the trail is fairly level for .25 mile. It then turns into a very rugged trail that climbs and descends frequently in an effort to avoid glaciated rock, cliffs and other obstructions. The trail parallels the shoreline of Little Kachess Lake, but only gets close to the water in a few places. Near the north end of the lake, one mile of new trail was constructed in 1989 to move the trail out of a large clearcut and put it within sight of the lake. The northern terminus of the trail is at the junction with Mineral Creek Trail 1331. Although bicycles are legal on this trail, it is extremely difficult and recommended for experts only.

Access Info

Trailhead parking is located in Kachess Campground. A day use fee of $7 per vehicle is required.

From Cle Elum, travel west on I-90 for about 20 miles. Take Exit 62 and follow Kachess Lake Road for 5-1/2 miles to Kachess Campground. Go north in the campground to road’s end at the trailhead. A Forest Pass is not required for this trailhead, but there is a fee to enter the campground.

Disclaimer

Although bicycles are legal on this trail, it is extremely difficult and recommended for experts only.

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More Stats for Little Kachess Trail #1312 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    356 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,262 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,262 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,618 ft
  • Grade
    1.611%
  • Grade max
    -19.426%
  • Grade min
    19.865%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    471 ft
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