Chatter Creek Trail is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October.
From the center of Leavenworth, drive west on Highway Two for 0.8 mile. Make a left onto Icicle Creek Road (Forest Road 7600), and continue for 15 miles to the trailhead.
Long hike with plenty of elevation gain. Easy first mile until you cross Chatter Creek the first time and then the elevation gain kicks in. The last couple of miles up to the ridge/pass are very rocky but excellent views of Grindstone Mountain if you decide to drop down down the other side of the ridge I suggest trekking on to the Lake Edna area. The views from the ridge above Lake Edna towards Ladies Pass are gorgeous.