Bean Creek Basin Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Bean Creek Basin Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1942 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

backpacking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

EZ access by any car, trail begins single track, quickly leads to trail which passes a small falls, numerous meadow areas, still flowering but must have been a color riot not too many weeks ago. This hike is rated moderate I think only because of the distance; it is a stiff gradient up hill. Oh, couple of creek crossings that could be challenging earlier in spring or after a rain.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Easy access with a car with minimal clearance. No mud. Some ruts. Wildflowers are blooming. One small stream crossing that is fairly easily navigated by rock jumping or find a hiking stick for balance. When you come to the sign on the trail, go left for basin or right for a longer climb up to a viewpoint. The sign is confusing but look for cairns to the left and you quickly see the trail. There are small patches of snow along the trail farther up toward the basin. The basin is beautiful.

backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The road to the TH was snow free on March 29. The trail to the basin was snow free as well and is in good shape. Up to 3 ft of snow in the basin so after postholing all the way to the end of the basin I put on my snow shoes and scrambled straight up Bean Peak where there are great views of the Enchantments. Very windy up top and snow cornices on the north side of the ridge to watch out for. Didn't see anyone else on the trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 09, 2013