Winter Camping in Leavenworth

Rate this Adventure Washington Icicle Ridge Trail

Added by Warren Behymer

  • Easy hike to the Ridge only 2.5 miles
  • Elevation gain 1800'
  • Great spot for night photos
  • Views of the Enchantments and 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 get approval for over night camping at this trail beforehand. It's best to check at the Ranger's office as there are signs all over the trailhead stating "Over Night Camping Not Allowed."

Driving Directions

From Highway 2, head east over Stevens Pass. Just past milepost 99 and before you enter Leavenworth, go right on Icicle Road. Continue 1.4 miles to the Icicle Ridge trailhead sign. Turn right and then make a quick left. The trailhead parking lot is ahead (47.5830, -120.6834).

Pack List

  • REI 85 Liter Backpack
  • Northface Mountain 25 Tent (4 Seasons)
  • 5 Liters of water
  • Snacks with a bear hang to place away from my camping area
  • 3 flash light
  • 2 Christmas Tree lights
  • Nikon D5300 with extra batteries and memory card
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Head Lamp
  • Tri Pod for Nikon D5300
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 for other Picture options
  • Micro Spikes
  • Winter Clothing
  • Isound battery Charger
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Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Photography, Running, Snowshoeing

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Added by Warren Behymer

Sharing my weekend adventures in the mountains from Washington State. 
 Hiking, mountain running, camping and backpacking.

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