Soap Lake, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Quincy, Washington

    Adventuring in the Frenchman Coulee

    5.0
    Occupying a cluster of desert canyons and mesas perched atop the cliffs overlooking the eastern bank of the mighty Columbia River, the Frenchman Coulee is a rock climber’s paradise. Featuring dozens of world-class sport and trad routes, both single- and multi-pitch, the climbing around Vantage li...
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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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  • 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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  • Electric City, Washington

    Steamboat Rock

    5.0
    4.12 mi / 1017 ft gain
    Steamboat Rock is a 600 acre basalt butte that rises 800 feet out of Banks Lake. The butte was carved out of the surrounding rock during the Great Missoula Floods. From atop the rock, take in the 360 degree views, appreciate the immensity of the floods and what has been left behind for us to enjo...
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  • Electric City, Washington

    Deep Water Solo at Banks Lake

    No grades, no crowds, tons of rock. Banks Lake is a little-trafficked & underrated climbing destination overall, but the deep water solo climbs rimming the lake shores are what provide a truly unique experience. Within the seemingly endless slab walls of granite rising out of the water are se...
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  • Chelan, Washington

    Chelan Butte

    7.7 mi / 2674 ft gain
    Chelan Butte provides sweeping views of Lake Chelan and the Columbia River and is actually located within the limits of the City of Chelan, with the trailhead sitting just outside the downtown area. While Chelan Butte is typically covered in snow during the winter providing a nice snowshoe, most ...
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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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  • 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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  • Chelan, Washington

    Boat-in Camping at Lake Chelan

    You'll pick up the Lady of the Lake Ferry in downtown Chelan. Take the slowboat or the faster version, and prepare to settle in to an incredibly scenic and enjoyable ride up the 50 mile long Lake Chelan (the largest lake in the state by any measure). Don't forget to wear your sunblock if you sit ...
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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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  • Chelan, Washington

    Mountain Bike Echo Ridge

    Designed for cross country skiing, this trail system brings together the perfect amount of ups and downs for summer mountain biking. Generally flowy with a handful of steeper pitches, the area can be ridden in any number of loops or connections.Looking for an epic ride? Bike to the trailhead from...
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Camping and Lodging in Soap Lake

Spring Canyon Group Site
Grand Coulee, Washington

Spring Canyon Group Site

Spring Canyon
Grand Coulee, Washington

Spring Canyon

Guides, Insights and Stories from Soap Lake

Climbing in 18-Degree Weather to Shoot the Sunrise

Climbing in 18-Degree Weather to Shoot the Sunrise

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10 Spectacular hikes in Washington's Snoqualmie Pass

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5 Things That Make Washington's Coast The Best In The West

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10 Epic Winter Adventures In Washington

10 Epic Winter Adventures In Washington

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5 Gorgeous Alpine Lakes In Washington That Aren’t The Enchantments

5 Gorgeous Alpine Lakes In Washington That Aren’t The Enchantments

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Make these camp cocktails on your next adventure

Make these camp cocktails on your next adventure

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