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This track follows Flat Creek four miles southwest of Stehekin River Road. It makes a good day hike from Flat Creek or Park Creek Camps.

Flat Creek Trail begins along the Stehekin River Road 18.5 miles north of Stehekin. The trail leads approximately four miles southwestward along Flat Creek. This trail provides good views of Glory Mountain, Spider Mountain and Spider Glacier.

Begin this trail by hiking southwestward from Stehekin River Road at Park Creek Camp. The trail crosses the upper Stehekin River reaching the base of Glory Mountain. It then turns south and crosses Flat Creek to its southern bank. Flat Creek Trail follows the northern base of the Seven Sisters for about a mile to South Fork Flat Creek. After crossing the creek the track turns to the north briefly to cross Flat Creek.

The trail then parallels the northern bank of Flat Creek for the duration of the maintained route. Approximately one and a half miles from South Fork Flat Creek you'll reach West Fork Flat Creek and cross it. This creek is fed by the Spider Glacier on the northeastern summit of Spider Mountain.

The trail leads one and a half miles past the mouth of West Fork Flat Creek. Rimrock Ridge lies immediately south of the trail terminus with the western ridge peaking at 6,685 feet. At the end of the drainage is the LeConte Glacier, which forms the western boundary of the park.

Directions: From Stehekin, Travel northward on the Stehekin River Road 19 miles to the Park Creek camping area. The trailhead lies on the western side of the road across from Park Creek Camp.

Elevation: 2,215 feet

Ending Elevation: 2,540 feet

Difficulty: Easy

 
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North Cascades National Park, Washington


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