ATTRACTION. A 6.5-kilometer groomed trail near Lake Wenatchee State Park bordering the Wenatchee River. The trail is relatively flat, well maintained, and groomed for skating and classic skiing. There are two other trails leaving from the same Sno-Park that are not groomed and can be used by snowshoers or skiers with pets.
GROOMING. In winter, the Chiwawa See and Ski Trail is usually groomed twice a week here. Grooming schedule (go to the bottom of this page).
Skill Level: 1 (beginner)
Fitness: 1 (easy)
ACCESS. Drive Highway 2 about 14.5 miles west of Leavenworth to Coles Corner (Milepost 84.3). Turn right on State Route 207 and drive this road about 4 miles to a bridge across the Wenatchee River. About .25 miles after crossing the river, turn right on the Chiwawa Loop Road. Drive roughly 1.5 miles east to the Sno-Park.
MAPS: Chiwawa schematic (this map also available from State Parks). Also see Nason Ridge Map.
HOURS. In winter trail use allowed from 8. a.m. to dusk.
PERMITS. You’ll need a Sno-Park Permit. If you have a season’s Sno-Park Permit, you’ll also need a Special Groomed Trail Permit for your car. Day passes can be purchased at the park. Season-long passes can be purchased at many regional sports stores, regional Forest Service offices, regional State Park offices. More info about the Sno-Park permits can be found at the state parks website (www.parks.wa.gov) at this link.
NOT ALLOWED: Pets, snowshoers, sledders, snowmobiles, etc are not allowed on the ski trails. There are designates snowshoe trails at the State Park.
INFORMATION: call Lake Wenatchee State Park: 509-763-3101
Leave It Better Than You found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, disperse old fire rings, throw branches over unwanted spur trails…
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