An early route to the Methow Valley. Stop for the historical marker. Since the carving of a road in the steep rocky sides of the Methow River, farther south, this trail has been little traveled. It winds up through the Chiliwist Canyon, thence over trails that climb the 30-to-50-degree mountain slopes to the summit, then leads down into the beautiful and bounteous Methow Valley. The trail was named after Native American Charley Chiliwist, who formerly lived at the mouth of the creek.
The current road does not connect with the Methow Valley, this is just the historic outlet for the trail.