Photo: Wedge Mountain and Leavenworth as seen from Icicle Ridge in April.
Attractions: An easily accessed hike right out the back door of Leavenworth with excellent views down on the Wenatchee River, Icicle Creek, and (as you get higher) the Tumwater Canyon. This is a particularly pretty hike in spring when the flowers are blooming and fall when the ground vegetation turns red and gold. The route logs a lot of elevation, but the trail is well graded and well maintained.
Maps: View our topo map (8.5’x11” landscape). Note: use ‘Print Preview’ before printing to properly scale this map to a full sheet of paper.
Activity: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearest Town: Leavenworth
Skill Level: 2
Fitness Level: 2
Access: At the west end of Leavenworth, turn south onto Icicle Road. Continue for 1.4 miles before turning right at the sign for Icicle Ridge Trail (opposite Shore Street). Take an immediate left and you will see a parking area on the right (el 1,180′).
Trip Instructions: From the trailhead, head uphill. After two miles, you will reach a flat spot on the ridge top. Turn around here or, for a longer trip, see our description for Icicle Ridge–Difficult Option.
Fees/Permits: Northwest Forest Pass required to park at the trailhead.
More Info/Links: Click here to read the report prepared by the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce.
Leave It Better Than You Found It. This should be every outdoor user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull some noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, don’t ride or walk wet trails when you’re leaving ruts/footprints deeper than ¼ inch…
Disclaimer. Treat this information as recommendations, not gospel. Conditions change, and those contributing these reports are volunteers–they may make mistakes or may not know all the issues affecting a route.You are still completely responsible for your decisions, your actions, and your safety. If you can’t live with that, you are prohibited from using our information.