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Stairway to Heaven

Central Washington

Location

Central Washington -- Wenatchee
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Length

9.7 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

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Stairway to Heaven is a single track hiking and mountain biking trail in the foothills of Wenatchee. It climbs gently through fields of flowers and Ponderosa pine up to the summit of Twin Peaks. Enjoy views of the canyons and Wenatchee Valley down below.

From the trailhead, walk past the closed gate and watch for the trail on the right. Gentle switchbacks will take you up to the ridge through fields of balsamroot, lupine and paintbrush, crossing old jeep roads several times. You may find some respite from the sun under the ponderosa pines.

Continue hiking uphill. After 3.25 miles you may find a nice picnic spot overlooking the Wenatchee Valley. Turn around here or continue another 1.6 miles to the summit of Twin Peaks.

Watch your step in the rain, the clay/dirt trail can be quite slick when wet and be sure to take plenty of water for yourself and your four-legged friends.

For more information about this area, check out the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.

 

Stairway to Heaven

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.3908, -120.4224 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

Chelan Douglas Land Trust

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Getting There

To get there, follow Hiway 2 to Wenatchee Avenue.  From the west, turn right onto Maiden Lane, then left onto Western Avenue.  When you get to Number 2 Canyon Road, turn right and drive 4.4 miles to the end of the pavement.  Park here if you have a low clearance car or aversion to driving on tire-eating rocky roads.  Continue on 0.6 miles to a Y where the road closed gate blocks the road on the right.  There's room for 2-3 cars to park here.  No parking pass required.

 

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