Rimrock Lake Recreation Loop

Bethel Ridge and Timberwolf Lookout

Get off the beaten path and explore the backcountry of the Wenatchee National Forest. Wind your way over 5,000 foot Bethel Ridge through cool forests, beautiful meadows and fields of fantastic alpine wildflowers.

See outstanding views of the valley, ridges and peaks of the mighty Cascade Mountains. Discover the narrow, rock-walled canyon of Rattlesnake Creek where anglers fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout. And be on the lookout for mountain goats!

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Near milepost 168 on Highway 12, turn north on Bethel Ridge Road FR 1500.

Follow Bethel Ridge Road for 25 miles until the road intersects Nile Rd.

Return to Highway 12 via the same route. 

Another option for a return trip is to turn right onto Nile Rd. and continue 1.4 miles to Highway 410, the Chinook Scenic Byway.

Continue 7.9 miles on Highway 410 to Naches where Highway 410 and Highway 12 intersect.