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Results List

28 Hikes
Clara and Marion Lakes

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 5475.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(16 votes)
Some days are perfect for quiet contemplation, and an easygoing trail. Chirping birds, fragrant Ponderosa pines, and soft duff underfoot make this a perfect short, casual hike. In snow, it's steady climb will make it a moderate challenge in winter when showshoeing is in season.
 
 
Stairway to Heaven

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
9.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
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.
 
 
Swakane Canyon

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1470 ft.
Highest Point: 2980.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.42
(12 votes)
This is a nice two season hike on an old road with views of the Columbia River valley from Badger Mountain to Wenatchee. Enroute you may see spring flowers, unique rock formations, and animals like deer, coyotes, snakes and hawks.
 
 
Burch Mountain - Eagle Rock

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 4522.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Enjoy this wooded trail leading to a ridge featuring a rock outcropping overlooking the town of Wenatchee.
 
 
Red Hill

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2710 ft.
Highest Point: 3835.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
If you are looking for a moderately long amble without much likelihood of seeing others, look no further. The terrain is dry Ponderosa forest cut deeply by winter runoff. The scars of humankind’s usage are quite evident, but the balance of nature’s hand is slowly returning beauty to the area. The elevations are low making access easy early in the season or the potential for a winter outing.
 
 
Saddle Rock

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 920 ft.
Highest Point: 2000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.70
(10 votes)
This is an excellent location for folks in Wenatchee looking to get some conditioning in during the winter months, or just wanting to stretch their legs after a long day behind a desk.
 
 
Sage Hills

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
5.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(10 votes)
Just adjacent to the equally popular Horse Lake Reserve, the Sage Hills is home to great trails for hiking, running, or mountain biking. The rolling hills found at Sage Hills offer wonderful views of the Columbia River, the Wenatchee Valley and the North Cascades. Springtime brings vibrant color to the area with wild sage, yellow arrowleaf balsamroot, Indian paintbrush and purple lupine abound.
 
 
Horse Lake Reserve

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
5.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2410.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(6 votes)
Horse Lake Reserve is a 1,500 acre reserve located just west of Wenatchee. Accessing this beautiful section of the Foothills is done from the north end of town on Horse Lake Canyon Road. The trailhead is three miles from where the pavement ends and the climb up the well kept dirt road offers some great views.
 
 
Swakane Peak

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2787 ft.
Highest Point: 4297.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Take one of three different routes to the top of Swakane Peak for expansive views across the Columbia River and a peek-a-boo view of Icicle Ridge to the west. Two of the routes can be combined for a loop day trip.
 
 
Douglas Creek Canyon - North

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
A gorgeous hike through a shrub steppe ecosystem, Douglas Creek Canyon is a vibrant oasis in the desert.
 
 
Chiliwist Lookout Trail

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1576 ft.
Highest Point: 3078.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
Hiking through the sagebrush steppe is generally wide open: huge vistas of rolling hills, faraway mountains, endless sage and bitterbrush. The trail here can vary in length due to seasonal closures. Nearly the entire trail is an old roadbed which served a USFS fire lookout from 1934-58. Though the first few miles are very much a road the openness of the terrain makes this easy to forget. The last mile or more has long been abandoned and is quickly being reclaimed.
 
 
Ohme Gardens County Park

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
In 1929, a man bought 40 acres of sagebrush in Wenatchee. Over the decades, his labor of love has turned a portion of desolate, dry rock into a fantasy world of stone pathways, waterfalls, pixie lawns, and stunning views. Today the Ohme (pronounced Oh-Me) family’s verdant imagination has turned this hillside into a playground to wander and explore. Children of all ages will delight in exploring the paths, stairs, pools, and corners.
 
 
Mission Peak

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 840 ft.
Highest Point: 6876.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
When road conditions allow, take a short hike up Mission Peak for expansive views west into the Cascades and east to Wenatchee and beyond.
 
 
 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 640.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(8 votes)
Horan offers two miles of graveled trails and 15 viewing stations where visitors can watch local wildlife and learn about the flora and fauna that surround them.  
 
 
Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 692.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This is a 10-mile, paved loop on both sides of the Columbia River near Wenatchee. The trail was completed in 1990 by the Chelan County PUD, connecting residents in the area with nature right in their backyards.
 
 
Castle Rock

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Another favorite area near Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve, Castle Rock property provides safe, legal access for hikers, walkers, and other recreators who want adventure near the town of Wenatchee.
 
 
It Peak Snowshoe

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Snowshoe an unofficially named peak on the east side of Washington near Mission Ridge.
 
 
Chopper Peak

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1440 ft.
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
A quick hike up to a summit outside of Wenatchee with views of the Columbia River, Horse Lake Mountain, Mission Ridge, and the Enchantments.
 
 
Number Two Canyon Trails

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
8.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The Number Two Canyon Trails are part of the No. 2 Canyon Project to connect No. 2 Canyon with the Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve trails which are part of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. While this trail is mostly used by mountain bikers, it is open to hikers and equestrians as well.
 
 
Chelan Gorge Trail

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Humanity and Mother Nature have been wrestling over this quasi-urban landscape. This trail winds through a rustic natural river course where dramatic seasonal flooding makes for large-scale geological features. Mixed into this sagebrush steppe community are the decades-old remnants of an era when humanity dumped its refuse off the nearest hillside. It's a little cleaner now, but a reminder of how long our trash can hang around; long after we are gone.
 
 
Rooster Comb

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
This hike is an informal trail. Please respect signage.
 
 
Jacobson Preserve

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 340 ft.
Highest Point: 1440.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Located just outside of the Wenatchee city limits, Jacobson Preserve is part of the just 3 percent of historic, undisturbed shrub-steppe in Washington. Here you'll find rabbitbrush, Sagebrush, Arrowhead balsamroot and antelope bitterbrush, all main sources of food for muledeer. The area is so important, in fact, that it has been established as important habitat for the deer, and there are three monitoring points in the preserve to observe the shrub steppe as it is being reclaimed to native habitat.
 
 
Rock Island Creek

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
 
 
Douglas Creek Canyon - Badger Mountain

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 2400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
 
 
Duffy Creek

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 2900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
 
 
Douglas Creek Canyon - South

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 1500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
 
 
Chester Butte Wildlife Area

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 209 ft.
Highest Point: 2394.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
 
 
Twin Peaks (Horse Lake Mountain)

Central Washington -- Wenatchee

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)