I am looking for info on the Fortune Creek Trail up to Gallagher head Lake

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Do you guys know how busy it gets up there during the 4th? I want to go up on the 3rd but don’t want it to be jam packed.

Just looking for some secluded overland camping areas
 

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Do you guys know how busy it gets up there during the 4th? I want to go up on the 3rd but don’t want it to be jam packed.

Just looking for some secluded overland camping areas
That whole Cle-elum area gets pretty crowded all year, if you have a rig that will fit on the trails you can camp up the trails and have a good chance of being alone.
 

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I did it from salmon la sac (turned off at 47.479861 -121.044444) and went almost up to the lake a few weeks ago, but had to turn back due to time constraints. My stock 4Runner did great, you just need to take your time and watch your lines carefully in a few spots.
 

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I did it from salmon la sac (turned off at 47.479861 -121.044444) and went almost up to the lake a few weeks ago, but had to turn back due to time constraints. My stock 4Runner did great, you just need to take your time and watch your lines carefully in a few spots.

Can you give an estimate of how long it takes (conservatively) to get up there from Salmon La Sac? I’d like to go before the end of the summer and would like to plan accordingly.

Thanks!
 

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Can you give an estimate of how long it takes (conservatively) to get up there from Salmon La Sac? I’d like to go before the end of the summer and would like to plan accordingly.

Thanks!
you are looking at 15-30 to the trailhead from the pavement ending and Hour+ each way on the trail if you haul I would budget 1.5-2 hours each direction on the trail if you want to take it slower.
 
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There are two ways to get to about the middle of the trail aka the 301, the easier way is pretty much a dirt road and shaved a 30 off last time I was up there. If you're looking to extend your technical wheeling to its fullest follow the 301 from the start. I'll have to get back to you on the number for the trail, but it's the one my GPS defaulted to.
 
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The second trail is the 160 or fortune Creek trail, 47.479861 -121.044444 is the turn off to the 301, the 160 is the next road branching off past that but I don't have those coordinates
 
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The second trail is the 160 or fortune Creek trail, 47.479861 -121.044444 is the turn off to the 301, the 160 is the next road branching off past that but I don't have those coordinates
Thank you for the info. I look forward to hopefully making it out there sometime before October.