Leslie Creek

Total Miles


1237.88 ft


5 Hours

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Trail Overview

This area consists of a system of short roads in the Leslie Creek drainage. Some of the shorter roads serve as cross-overs from one road to another. Some roads are brushed in with cedar boughs, making for an interesting way through the brush. The most challenging portion is the old county road which is not maintained. It is rutted, rocky, muddy, and has several steep pitches that require more expertise that novices may choose to bypass. Spring runoff uses the road as drainage. Watch for snags and downfall. Recommend to have a chain saw on board througout this area, as it does not get a lot of traffic, and is heavily wooded.

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Access Description

From in-town Chewelah, proceed north on the paved county Sand Canyon Rd, approx 7.2 miles. At the gravel road intersection (slight left off the pavement), continue up Leslie Creek Rd into the forest. Alternate route is to pass Leslie Creek Rd intersection and turn left at the next gravel road, Major Road. Continue up Major Rd into the forest. After April 1, the forest gate should be open. Follow the routes.