Distance: (roundtrip) 8.5 miles
Skill: 2 (intermediate).
Fitness: 1 (easy).
Trip Description: This trail travels through lowland forests and cruises along a refreshingly undeveloped portion of the Wenatchee River. From the parking lot follow the road to the right past a Forest Service gate. Begin your ascent with a steady climb and views of the river. Soon you begin to descend. You’ll pass an old cabin on your right. Continue until you reach a dark green house with a brown barn (with a green roof) adjacent to it. Go between the house and the barn, bearing right around the barn. Follow the road down to the Wenatchee River. Here the trail meanders up and down along the river with great swimming holes at every turn. The road ends at a green “No Trespassing” sign. This is the turn around point. Note: This is a public trail that passes through private property. Please respect the rights of the private property owners in the area.
Access: From Leavenworth, start your odometer after you pass the gas station on the corner of Icicle Road and Highway 2 West. Drive 9.4 miles on Hwy 2 West and go right on the unmarked road #7906. The road is about a half mile past Tumwater Campground. There is a small parking area. From Stevens Pass, travel Highway 2 East for 25.3 miles and go left on the unmarked road #7906.
Map. See our map of this route.
Best Seasons: Early spring-late fall
Source: This information comes from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. Visit for more trip details and a sketch of the map.
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, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, etc.
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