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The Best Hiking in Cle Elum

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Top hiking spots in and near Cle Elum

  • Cle Elum, Washington

    Wenatchee Yellow Hill Trail #1222

    26.79 mi / 6955 ft gain
    Wenatchee Yellow Hill Trail #1222 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cle Elum, Washington.
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  • Ronald, Washington

    Hex Mountain Trail

    7.36 mi / 2710 ft gain
    Hex Mountain is a steep but rewarding out and back hike/snowshoe with 360 views from the peak. On a clear day you can see Mount Rainier, the Teanaways, the Stuart range, and many other surrounding peaks. Low avalanche risk makes this an enjoyable winter destination for snowshoers and backcountry ...
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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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  • Ronald, Washington

    Camping at French Cabin Creek Rd.

    3.0
    This area is a very secluded camp area, so unless it's a holiday weekend, be prepared to be alone :) It is a very quiet lake and along the roadside there are plenty of spots to hike, camp, and fish by the lake or the Cle Elum river.So bring your day hiking gear and pole as well and head out in th...
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  • Cle Elum, Washington

    Backpack to Navaho Pass

    12 mi / 4220 ft gain
    This is a beautiful trail in the Teanaway area, located in Washington State. The trailhead starts along the Stafford Creek Trail and follows the creek for the first couple miles of the trail. There are a number of different types of wildflowers out here that make the first few miles a nice warmup...
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  • Cle Elum, Washington

    West Fork Teanaway Trail

    11.17 mi / 1073 ft gain
    West Fork Teanaway Trail is a point-to-point that takes you through a nice forest located near Cle Elum, Washington.
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  • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

    Thorp Mountain Trail

    6.68 mi / 2274 ft gain
    Thorp Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Roslyn, Washington.
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  • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

    Thorp Lake and Thorp Mountain

    7 mi / 2326 ft gain
    Thorp Lake and Thorp Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington.
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  • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

    Thorp Lake via Thorp Creek Trail

    4.89 mi / 1319 ft gain
    Thorp Lake via Thorp Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington.
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  • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

    Thorp Mountain via Knox Creek and Kachess Ridge Trails

    4.33 mi / 1677 ft gain
    Thorp Mountain via Knox Creek and Kachess Ridge Trails is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington.
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Day Hike to Lake Ingalls

    4.3
    9 mi / 2500 ft gain
    From the parking lot you start out on an old miners road that leads to the trail. Keep right at the first fork (left lead to Esmeralda Basin), then in about 2 miles, go left at the next fork (right leads to Ingalls Pass). The trail will climb steadily as you continue. In about another mile you wi...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Mountain Run to Lake Ann and Ingalls

    9 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Both trails start at the Esmeralda Trailhead, Trail Number 1394. Lake Ann has a handful of folks that you will run into, whereas Lake Ingalls is a well-traveled trail. Both offer camping spots along the trail, and Lake Ann has spots where you can camp by the lake. NO CAMPING ALLOWED at Lake Ingal...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Climb Mount Stuart

    5.0
    Global climbing legend Fred Beckey once said, "[Mount Stuart is] without a rival as the crown peak in the central Cascades of Washington, Mount Stuart has been pronounced the single greatest mass of exposed granite in the United States".To ascend the mountain by is easiest route, the Cascading Co...
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  • Ronald, Washington

    Spade Lake and Venus Lake via Waptus River Trail

    26.55 mi / 5771 ft gain
    Spade Lake and Venus Lake via Waptus River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Easton, Washington.
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  • Ronald, Washington

    Spade and Venus Lakes

    5.0
    26.47 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Nestled in a high rocky cirque near the upper reaches of Mt Daniel, Spade and Venus Lakes are two of the most remote lakes in the Alpine Lake Wilderness. But to experience this level of pure isolation, you'll need to earn it; the shortest hike in to the lakes is 14 miles, the majority of which i...
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  • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

    Hike to Thorp Mountain Lookout

    2.5 mi / 1650 ft gain
    This trail features beautiful wildflower meadows during the summer season and is relativity low trafficked. Bring your hammock for breathtaking views from the lookout and catch an incredible sunset. The summit has no established camping spots, so if staying overnight prepare to sleep on uneven gr...
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