Cathedral Rock Trail

Cle Elum Ranger District

This work party starts at 12:00PM
Sat, Aug 03 to Sat, Aug 10, 2013


Deep Lake and Mount Daniels

Work in the shadow of the hallowed spire of Cathedral Rock on this trail that has long needed work. You’ll camp at Squaw Lake, a justifiably popular day hike where you’ll be able to take a mountain-lake dip or fish for trout at the end of your work day. You and your crew will work towards Cathedral Pass, digging out iceberg rocks, repairing drainage, evening out tread and filling turnpikes. Go explore the big rock up close on your day off, and just beyond the pass push on to Peggy’s Pond—a likely home for fairies if ever there was one.

Moderate 2.5 backpack with 1000' gain. Be prepared to hike up to 3-5 miles a day.

The trail leading up to and away from Squaw Lake is in dire need of some WTA love. Drainage, treadwork, structure repair and brushing are all needed. You can expect some elevation gain and a few miles traveled each day.

Home to craggy peaks and glacial lakes, the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest features a variety of terrain that calls to all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. Despite its distance from urban centers, this extensive national forest gets plenty of visitors who flood the area each season for its stunning scenery and backcountry experiences.

Cathedral Rock can instill almost anyone with a sense of awe. That, combined with the fact that the trail is just off the PCT, gives the area pretty heavy use. WTA is happy to help restore the trail after the early summer traffic has blown through.

This is one of our Volunteer Vacations. There is $235 fee ($195 for WTA members). You will be required to fill out an application form including your outdoors experience and medical history before we can allow you to join the trip.

This is a week-long work party. You must be 18 years or older to attend. Participants must be able to attend all days. Late arrivals and early departures are not allowed.


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

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