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Eightmile Creek Snowshoe

Central Cascades > Leavenworth Area
47.5657, -120.7829 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1165 feet
Highest Point
3265 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Icicle Creek during the winter. Photo by thebrink. Full-size image
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The Eightmile Creek Snowshoe is a snowy road walk during the winter. This busy summer road becomes a beautiful backdrop for a winter walk. Turn around at either the Eightmile Lake Trailhead or carry on a little farther to the Stuart Lake trailhead. Be aware of avalanche conditions along the road before heading here for a snowshoe outing. Continue reading

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Hiking Eightmile Creek Snowshoe

The Eightmile Creek Snowshoe is a snowy road walk during the winter. This busy summer road becomes a beautiful backdrop for a winter walk. Turn around at either the Eightmile Lake Trailhead or carry on a little farther to the Stuart Lake trailhead. Be aware of avalanche conditions along the road before heading here for a snowshoe outing. 

Winter road conditions will determine how far you’re able to drive up Icicle Road, so you may have to add a few extra miles of road walking to reach the Eightmile Creek Trailhead. In any case, this route follows Eightmile Creek Road for about 3.5 miles to the trailhead then back. The road provides a walk through a scenic corridor in the winter.

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Eightmile Creek Snowshoe

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5657, -120.7829 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Dispersed camping is not allowed between the road and Icicle Creek

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From downtown Leavenworth head west on Highway 2 for about a mile, then turn left onto Icicle Road for 8.3 miles until you arrive at the junction with Eightmile Creek Road where this route begins. Note that Icicle Road may be closed depending on winter conditions and you may not be able to drive to the start of this route. Park responsibly by only parking on one side of the road and not blocking the flow of traffic. 

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Leavenworth Area

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails: Chiwaukum Mountains No. 177

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