Chelan, Washington

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  • Chelan, Washington

    Chelan Lakeshore Trail

    5.0
    18.13 mi / 4478 ft gain
    Make Note: This adventure requires out-and-back travel via the 'Lady of the Lake' ferry from Chelan, Washington or Field's Point Landing on Lake Chelan. Schedules, fares, and reservations can be made at: http://ladyofthelake.com/ The route described herein utilizes the Lake Chelan Lakeshore Trai...
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  • Wenatchee, Washington

    Drive Up Burch Mountain

    At the north end of the Wenatchee Valley, drive up Burch Mountain Road until it turns into dirt. It is closed in the winter and early spring due to snow, so make sure it's open before you go. Once you start driving, the mountain is your playground. Go all the way up to the trees or stop just h...
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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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  • 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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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Kayaking Lake Wenatchee

    3.0
    Glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee is only 2 hours east of Seattle, nestled in the Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest. The park is fully equipped with all the amenities you'd expect - camping spots, a sand/rock beach, picnic tables, bathrooms and a boat launch.Pack up your boats at the south campground,...
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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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  • 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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  • Coulee City, Washington

    Umatilla Rock Trail

    2.66 mi / 184 ft gain
    While you probably won't accidentally find yourself out here, this is definitely an area to become acquainted with. This otherworldly landscape sits at roughly the halfway point for a fifty-mile stretch of the earth referred to as the Coulee Corridor. This land is a prime example of the sheer pow...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Winter Camp at Nada Lake

    10.6 mi / 3800 ft gain
    Being one of the lucky recipients of an Enchantments overnight permit can't happen for everybody. So, for the rest of us, taking to the mountains in the winter is an awesome way to bypass this system and experience the central Cascades in a completely different, colder way. The suffering is almos...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Climb Prusik Peak's West Ridge

    18 mi / 5000 ft gain
    The Enchantments are an amazing experience in themselves.  Yet one of the most striking features of any hike into the core zone of the Enchantments is that of Prusik Peak.  This pyramid like spire rises dramatically from the many puddle lakes and boulder fields you pass along your way.  With it's...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    The Enchantments: Leprechaun Lake via Snow Lake Trailhead

    4.7
    19.57 mi / 5948 ft gain
    The Alpine Lakes Wilderness named “The Enchantments” draws explorers from all over the world. On a four day backpacking trip you can take day trips from camp to explore over a dozen crystal clear lakes, summit surrounding peaks, and camp at an alpine lake of your choice! Before you set out to c...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    The Enchantments Mountain Run

    5.0
    18 mi / 6000 ft gain
    At the Snow Lake Trail, you start at a elevation of 1400 feet and run up to Nada Lake 5000 feet at 5.6 miles. From here, you make your way to Lower and Upper Snow Lake, 2.2 miles. There are a lot of campsites in this area, but you have to apply to stay the night at these lakes. You will need to...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Winter Camping in Leavenworth

    It's an easy day hike to the Ridge of only 2.5 miles. On the ridge you can relax and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and a view of Leavenworth. I went into the Rangers office to ask for a good spot to take night time photos and this is one of the areas they suggested. Make sure you ge...
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  • Twisp, Washington

    Backpack to West Oval Lake

    14 mi / 4100 ft gain
    The trail to West Oval Lake begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, outside of Twisp, Washington. Follow the Eagle Creek trail for 1.9 miles until the trail splits. Take the left fork for Oval Creek and Oval Lakes. The trail continues winding through thick forest for approximately 4 more miles befor...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Hike Fourth of July Creek to Icicle Ridge

    12 mi / 4800 ft gain
    Most adventurers travel down Icicle Creek Road to visit Colchuck Lake and the Enchantment Basin.  But, if you're looking for an adventure for a cool summer morning without the crowds, continue past the Colchuck/Stuart forest road and explore this trail!  Expansive views of the entire Stuart range...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Pipestone Canyon Rim Trail Loop

    8.77 mi / 1437 ft gain
    The Methow Valley in north-central Washington is magical for myriad reasons—the dry powder and bluebird days of winter, the hot high-desert days of summer, stunning views of the North Cascades Mountains to the west; the list goes on and on.  Adding to its mystique is the little-known Pipestone Ca...
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