Bean Creek Basin Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#33 of 135 trails in

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.

4.3 miles
1942 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

10 days 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.

12 days ago

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9 months ago

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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.

Sunday, June 09, 2013