May 26, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Icicle Ridge
- Region: Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
- Agency: wenatchee national forest, leavenworth district
- Trails: Icicle Ridge (#1570)
- Avg Rating: 3.00
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
It's a great short hike, but it is more like 5 miles than 4 round-trip if you go to the eastern-most promontory overlooking Leavenworth. The weather was pleasant, though I wouldn't want to do that hike when it's much over 80 or so. The latter parts of the hike up rather quickly so it would be a tiring workout on a hot day.
The trail is in great shape, lots of switchbacks through flowers, grasses, and some burnt-out forest. I saw two small brown snakes, too, which were inconsequential.
The views at the top on this perfect day were well worth the effort. Lots of great spots at the top to sit and enjoy your lunch. Highly recommended, especially if you're in Leavenworth looking for a little exercise.