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Icicle Creek

Central Cascades > Leavenworth Area
47.6124, -120.9500 Map & Directions
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
258 feet
Highest Point
3,056 feet
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Bridge out

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  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers
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An out and back hike through the forest with gentle hills for the first two miles or so. It eventually joins Icicle Creek at its confluence with French Creek, and the trail continues beyond. Continue reading

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Hiking Icicle Creek

This is an out-and-back trail that winds through the forest with the sound of Icicle Creek in the valley below. The trail eventually meets Icicle Creek where it's joined by French Creek. There are two campsites there, one on either side of French Creek. The trail is used by horses and there is a stock ford clearly marked.

The bridge at French Creek is out, though, so humans will need to either use the stock ford, which may be impossible at high water, or turn around. 

It's possible to link the Icicle Creek trail with several others in the area to form a backpacking loop trail. Snag a map and plot out your next adventure. 

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead
  • Backcountry privy available

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Icicle Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6124, -120.9500 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Bridge out

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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

Head east on Highway 2 toward Icicle Road, on the western edge of Leavenworth. Turn right onto Icicle Road and proceed for 1.9 miles, then continue onto Icicle Creek Road for 6.5 miles. Continue straight onto Route 76/NF-7600, and proceed on this road for 8.1 miles. Trailhead is at the end of the road, just past the turnoff for the horse camp.

More Hike Details


Central Cascades > Leavenworth Area

Icicle Creek (#1551)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Central Cascades (#67), Craig Romano, The Mountaineers Books

Green Trails 208SX, Alpine Lakes East

Buy the Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177 map

Buy the Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176 map

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