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Tenmile Falls

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
48.1998, -120.7745 Map & Directions
Length
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1300 feet
Highest Point
4600 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Hike a short trail out of Holden Village to see gorgeous falls up close. The 2015 Wolverine Fire hit this area hard and you can see the devastation; if it's windy, be aware these trees could topple. A new viewing platform at the falls opened in 2018. Continue reading

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Hiking Tenmile Falls

Hike from Holden Village to see gorgeous falls. The 2015 Wolverine Fire burned through this area hard, and you can see the devastation. If it is a windy day be extra careful as these trees are dead or dying and will continue to fall for the next several years. Deer and bear are increasingly seen in the area of the trail as a result of the recent fires.

The Tenmile Falls trail is usually fully accessible during the summer, making it a nice option for anyone with physical limitations or families with small children. 

Heading east out of Holden Village, follow the walking path, known as the Holden Hiker Trail (#1270), between Chalet 5 and Chalet 6. After leaving the village, the trail winds around large rocks, through aspen and Douglas fir forests to a view point. Here, you can rest on the benches available and look out to Copper Peak and over Copper and Railroad Creeks.

Go another 0.2 of a mile to find yourself on a viewing deck overlooking Tenmile Falls.

Past the falls overlook, the Tenmile Falls trail (#1241) narrows and begins switchbacking steeply uphill.

Holden's summer programming often includes a guided walk of this trail, discussing the flora and fauna to be seen as well as the post-fire forest ecology. Check the schedule located on the kiosk near the center of the village.

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Tenmile Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.1998, -120.7745 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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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

Take the Lady of the Lake Ferry from the Lake Chelan Boat Dock or Fields Point Landing to Lucerne. From Lucerne, it's a 11-mile bus ride to Holden Village. Check the ferry schedules at www.ladyofthelake.com or call (509) 682-4584.

To reserve space on the bus to Holden Village, send a note via email to registrar@holdenvillage.org. Find the trail on the east side of the village chalets: it is currently signed for 10 Mile Falls.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Tenmile Falls (#1241), Holden Hiker (#1270)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Chelan Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

2017 Holden Village Trails Guide PDF: https://bit.ly/2JANwOq

Buy the Green Trails Holden No. 113 map

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