Scenic Adventures in Washington: Burch Mountain

Scenic Adventures in Washington: Burch Mountain

Even though the weather is becoming not so friendly, there is really never a bad time of the year to go hang outside in the Pacific Northwest. With so many beautiful getaways just a short drive away, we encourage you to visit your nearest Kush Mart location to pick up some GreenRush before heading out on your next adventure.

We asked a few people on our team about hikes they’ve been on. One of the most frequently mentioned adventures was Burch Mountain. Learn more about this hike using the information below, courtesy of the Washington Trails Association.

When the deeper backcountry is under snow (or just too far away) Burch Mountain can provide a beautiful day hike with views aplenty.

From the trailhead, head north up Falls Creek toward Burch Mountain, eventually climbing out of the valley onto the mountain’s flanks. Open views spread out beneath you. Climb ever-upwards, and eventually, the trail reaches the site of an old lookout on the summit of Burch Mountain.

Just outside the Wilderness, this trail is open to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. – WTA


Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass


North Cascades — Pasayten

Burch Mountain (#502)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano – Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Billy Goat Mountain No. 19

Driving Directions

From Winthrop travel north on the West Chewuch Road (Okanogan County Road 1213) for 6.8 miles to the intersection with the East Chewuch Road. Continue straight ahead, the road now becomes Forest Service Road 51. Follow for 3.8 miles and then turn left on the Falls Creek Road (FS 5140). Follow the Falls Creek Road for 11.4 miles to its end and the trailhead for the Falls Creek/Burch Mountain trail.