ATTRACTION. Lake Wenatchee State Park maintains two pods of groomed ski trails that loop through the woods and run along the eastern shoreline of Lake Wenatchee. Five kilometers of trail lies immediately north of where the Wenatchee River exits the lake. Another 14.5 kilometers of trail lies immediately south of where the Wenatchee River exits the lake. These trails are part of the statewide Sno-Park Program and are a refreshing change of pace for Nordic skiers who are tired of skiing the same loops at Leavenworth. These trails along the lake shore are geared toward beginner and intermeditate cross-country skiers.
GROOMING. In winter, these ski trails along the lakeshore are usually groomed twice a week. For the grooming schedule (go to the bottom of this page). You can also call the park for trail conditions.
- For the trails south of the Wenatchee River. From Leavenworth, drive Highway 2 about 14.5 miles west of Leavenworth to Coles Corner (Milepost 84.3). Turn right on State Route 207 and drive 3.5 miles to Cedar Brae Road. Turn left and drive about 0.25 miles into the park entrance and proceed straight ahead to the parking area (another 0.25 miles).
- For the trails north of the Wenatchee River. From Leavenworth, drive Highway 2 about 14.5 miles west to Coles Corner (Milepost 84.3). Turn right on State Route 207 and drive about 4.5 miles to the turn off into the park (about 0.4 miles after crossing the Wenatchee River).
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 designated snowshoe trails at the State Park.
OTHER TRAILS. Lake Wenatchee State Parks grooms two other nearby pods of ski trails, the Chiwawa See and Ski Trail and the Nason Ridge Ski Trail. Details about both of these trails are listed in our Ski-Nordic guidebook.
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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