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5774 Entiat Ridge Peak, WA

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5774 Entiat Ridge Peak (W7W/CH-197) is a short, steep hike from a trailhead reached out of the Leavenworth area. The summit has expansive views of the area.  A high clearance vehicle should be used.

The summit is on the Entiat Ridge that also includes Sugarloaf Peak (W7W/CH-195), 5221 Twin Lead Mtn (W7W/CH-206), and Chumstick Mountain (W7W/CH-196).  All four summits can be done in one long day.  Two of the three summits (Sugarloaf and Chumstick) are drive-ups, Twin Lead is a drive-up or short hike, and Entiat Ridge Peak is a short hike.  

There are several ways to drive up to the Entiat Ridge to reach the Entiat Ridge Peak.  I'll give two sets of directions.  If you do the Sugarloaf--Twin Lead--Chumstick--Entiat Ridge Peak route, you will want directions for Sugarloaf and Twin Lead.  But here are directions that take you right past Twin Lead and Chumstick to Entiat Ridge Peak. 

Start in Leavenworth.  Take Chumstick Highway north for 2 miles to Eagle Creek Road.  Turn right on Eagle Creek Road and drive 5.5 miles to where the paved road ends, and turn left onto Van Creek (FS 7520).  Continue for 5.75 miles, staying on the main road, up to a four-way intersection with a pit toilet. This intersection is called French Corral.  Take a right at French Corral onto Power Line House road (FS-5200-289).  Keep to the right as you follow this road for 14 miles; you will pass Twin Lead and Chumstick along the way.    

An alternative route starts SE of Leavenworth in Peshastin, WA.  Turn onto Main Street and follow it to Derby Canyon Rd. Derby Canyon Rd turns north and into a gravel road also known as FS-7400.  Follow FS-7400 for 14 miles until you intersect Entiate Ridge Road (FS-5200).  There will be a sign or two along the way.  Take a right onto FS-5200 and follow it for 3 miles.

You will drive past the summit to hike up the east ridge, starting at 47.6161, -120.4034. There is plenty of room to park.  Follow the motorcycle single track up to the summit.  The hike is under 1/2 mile and about 350' of elevation gain.  The summit offers a nice rocky peak with fantastic views.  There are not many tall trees for antennas.