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The Best Hiking in Chelan County

Looking for the best hiking in Chelan County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Chelan County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Chelan County

  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Hike to Saddle Rock

    3.0
    2 mi / 920 ft gain
    Starting from the south end of Wenatchee, hike straight up the obvious wide trail to the south side of Saddle Rock. You'll wind around the iconic rock feature and approach it from the back. A short and steep hike will reward you with wide open views of the Wenatchee Valley as you crest the hill...
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  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Squilchuck State Park Loop

    4.14 mi / 535 ft gain
    Squilchuck State Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Wenatchee, Washington.
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  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Upper Wheeler Reservoir

    7.72 mi / 1526 ft gain
    Upper Wheeler Reservoir is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Wenatchee, Washington.
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  • Quincy, Washington

    Ancient Lakes Trail

    4.7
    4.34 mi / 213 ft gain
    On the hunt for a dry, scenic backpack during a weekend of dreary, wet, early September weather in the mountains, we decided to head toward the high desert outside of Quincy, WA. After a short hike in, we found a site seldom seen - waterfalls and lakes in the midst of the desert - an area known a...
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  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Squilchuck Trail

    3.87 mi / 1115 ft gain
    Squilchuck Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cashmere, Washington.
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  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Stroll through Ohme Garden

    This is a great place to take a stroll and stretch your legs. With waterfalls and other beautiful scenery, definitely make a stop here if you find yourself in the area. No pets allowed. 
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  • Quincy, Washington

    Ancient Lakes via Judith Pool

    3.6
    4.44 mi / 558 ft gain
    All around you, waterfalls pour over cliffs as you gaze upon colorful lakes. If you're lucky, a coyote scampers by through a patch of wildflowers – it's just another beautiful day in the Ancient Lakes basin, a gem tucked along the Columbia River Gorge in Central Washington. From the parking lot,...
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  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Swakane Wildlife Area

    2.8 mi / 689 ft gain
    Swakane Wildlife Area is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Monitor, Washington.
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  • Quincy, Washington

    Rock Climb 'The Sunshine Wall'

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    I had never been outdoor rock climbing before, but when I heard my school was offering a trip out to Vantage, Washington over the weekend I couldn't pass up the opportunity!Vantage, Washington is smack in the middle of Washington's two largest cities, Seattle and Spokane. With its close proximity...
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  • Cashmere, Washington

    Tibbetts Mountain via USFS 112 Road

    5.79 mi / 2136 ft gain
    Tibbetts Mountain via USFS 112 Road is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cashmere, Washington.
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  • Quincy, Washington

    Catch the Sunset at Wild Horse Monument

    4.0
    0.4 mi / 150 ft gain
    If you're traveling along Hwy 90 in the middle of Washington State, the Wild Horse Monument is a fun and rather quick area to explore. Located 30 miles east of Ellensburg and 60 miles northwest of Yakima, the monument is located just across the Columbia River as you head east. As you drive, there...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Backpack to Ingalls Creek

    3.0
    11 mi / 1450 ft gain
    As attempting to find a good overnight spot, I stumbled upon the mostly overlooked Ingalls Creek trail. Seemingly easy to get to, this seemed like a solid option for Spring camping. When we arrived, there were about four other cars in the parking lot, and my guess is that was about how many cars ...
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  • Peshastin, Washington

    Xanadu Trail

    6.4 mi / 1614 ft gain
    Xanadu Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Peshastin, Washington.
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  • Peshastin, Washington

    Hike Sauer’s Mountain

    4.0
    6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Sauer’s Mountain is one of those well defined, moderate, and rewarding hikes that give you just the right amount of views for the effort, but the real treat is catching the wildflower bloom in mid-May. The trailhead is located on private property. Start by parking along the private drive and walk...
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  • Cle Elum, Washington

    Teanaway Ridge Trail (#1364)

    7.95 mi / 1860 ft gain
    Teanaway Ridge Trail (#1364) is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cle Elum, Washington.
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  • Soap Lake, Washington

    Lenore Lake Caves Hike

    3.8
    Have you ever explored the ancient caves of the Washington Palouse? Just off of highway 17 near Coulee City the Lenore Lake Caves are a perfect day hike experience. These caves were formed when the area was flooded 12,000 years ago by melting ice. You have to see them for yourself!The trail im...
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