Travel by Trail
Do your research before traveling by trail! Contact the National Park Service and other agencies in charge of the areas you plan to hike for current trail conditions.
Also, please contact our reservation office with your travel plans and ETA prior to departing on your trip. If we don’t know when and where to expect you, we can’t come looking for you if something goes wrong on the way here.
Hiking to Stehekin
There are a wide variety of trails that lead to Stehekin. The most common routes are the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) or the Lakeshore Trail. If you choose the Lakeshore Trail, the passenger ferries can drop you off at Prince Creek (17 miles to Stehekin) or Moore Point (7 miles to Stehekin).
Riding Horses to Stehekin
Please know your limits (both you and your horse) before riding to Stehekin. A good trail horse will have no problem with the ride in, but this is not the place for your dressage horse. The shortest route to the Ranch is 23 miles, so make sure you and your horse are in good riding shape.
Trail options are slightly more limited for horses than humans in the National Park, but most riders travel via the Pacific Crest Trail from Bridge Creek on Hwy 20. We accept corral reservations July 1 – Sept 15. Trail conditions are iffy outside of this timeframe.
Make sure to reserve both a cabin and corral prior to arrival. We have eight 16×16 corrals available. We provide hay (it will be a mix of grass & alfalfa. If this is a problem, plan to bring your own, as we do not have access to grass hay in Stehekin) and grain as well.