Feb 17, 2013
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Swakane Canyon
- Region: Eastern Washington -- Wenatchee
- Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Avg Rating: 2.67
- Be Aware Of
- No water source
Views from the top are amazing. The hike is listed as a 6 mile hike but that is an arbitrary number and if you stop after 3 miles you miss the change in scenery closer to the top when it is forested with pine trees. The Swakane Canyon fire from July 2012 changed the landscape but don't let that stop you from enjoying this terrific hike. Last summer we made this a 12 mile round trip and picked an arbitrary stopping point for that hike as well.
I saw what I assume are hoof prints from sheep but it was all deer today. Note: there is no water on this hike.