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Nice quick day hike. Go early to avoid crowds.

Close to town. Good views and easy parking.

such a beautiful trail. can't wait to go back

Great hike. The trail had a good amount of people when I went and was in good condition. Pretty easy to follow. There is definitely some good gain most of the way, so you'll get a nice thigh/butt work out! I enjoyed walking on the ridge at the top to the opening at the end and being able to see the town and mountains all around you. You could definitely see the falls colors in the mountains scattered here and there.

Great hike. Views are spectacular

Beautiful autumn foliage along the trail. The trail is in good shape. Signs of the previous fire everywhere. Nice view of Leavenworth on the top.
It's still quite hot in the afternoon when the sun is hitting directly. Not much shade.

great hike! sooo much to see. did the hike clockwise, which i recommend especially with kids. the lower loop has so much history and the upper loop has great views.

Serene and perfect for a weekend afternoon

The fall colors really made this hike so lovely. Trail is easy to find and well maintained. Beautiful views of Leavenworth as you climb. Very enjoyable hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike in general, great for running too. Greatly maintained, pretty cool tunnels.

hiking
1 month ago

A bit challenging for me (but I’m out of shape!) beautiful views up top. Fall colors made it special. I would like to do this hike again next year when I’m back in town.

1 month ago

fun trail

Not sure why this is listed as moderate. Hike is primarily flat and wide making for an easy hike. Lots of interesting railroad history with historical markers. Good hike for kids.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice clean and well kept trail. Great views

Maybe this hike is “moderate” if you do the loop counter-clockwise up the steep switchbacks but it was a pleasantly easy hike doing a clockwise route.

Plenty of tunnel openings and historical markers along the way to make the hike a unique one. Unfortunately, you can hear the cars from Highway 2 for most of the trip.

I went the second weekend of September. The fall colors should really pop in a week or two.

T-Mobile cell was available except for the first half mile closest to the trailhead.

2 months ago

Great hike but the signs are a little confusing. The map of the trail on here makes it look like one loop but it seemed like there were multiple trails you could take.

Challenging but did not think the view was worth it. A lot of the locals around Leavenworth use this trail as a quick workout.

hiking
2 months ago

Really lovely hike, weather was perfect, and we took our two couch potato canines. They got worn out in the switchback section, but it ended just in time. Not a plethora of stunning views, but some great glimpses of mountains/forests. Overall, a lovely, not too strenuous trail, well-marked and well-maintained.

Great trail! Lots of history. My husband, daughter and I really enjoyed all of the scenery and the other things to see like the snow shed and tunnels.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful. The only moderate climb is at the beginning of the trail, with lots of switch backs. After that the climb is gradual and easy if you're headed toward Wellington. The caves and water falls along the way are gorgeous. I would say that it's suitable for most ages, but there are a few places with steep drops along side the trail.

Gorgeous day for a hike. The smoke seems to have cleared out. Didn’t have issues with mosquitos. Nice switchback hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Got soaked on the upper trail due to a steady rainfall but worth it, so lovely!

Beautiful views!

Nice trail. The views along the way are mixed with the town of Leavenworth, the Wenatchee river and Icicle creek. Some nice sitting ricks for rest and the inclines were moderate as labeled. I don’t hike a lot but it’s always fun to find a summit, which this hike has.

on Iron Goat Trail

3 months ago

I would consider easy not moderate trail, take repellent the mosquitos on the trail are relentless. Great history, not crowded and perfect for a fun easy hike.

trail running
4 months ago

If you're planning on using this trail past the 4th of July turnoff don't waste your time. I was planning on tying 4th of July with Chatter Creek via Icicle Ridge Trail and the trail is completely overgrown. Bushwacked for an hour trying to find any sign of a trail. Had to turn around. NEEDS SOME SERIOUS WORK.

Arrived 10:45. At summit 1:30pm. Sat around to eat. Took one hour to get down. Finished at 3:45pm. About ten cars in the area. Parking lot is not well defined. The trailhead is up the dirt road from the parking lot. This was a late start. Really hot. 80’s. I should learn to wake up earlier. No porta potty at the trail head. Trail is 75% exposed.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked on 7/7/18 - This trail is pretty narrow and overgrown in a few areas and we hit patchy snow at about 5500 ft. I’d be wary of hiking it after a rainfall - it’s very exposed and very steep! LOTS of mosquitos at the top, but beautiful wildflowers and amazing views all along the way. I also saw quite a few tiny garnets in a lot of the rocks along the middle section of the trail, if you’re into that sort of thing :)

Beautiful mountain scenery. Old train tunnels are fun and interpretive signage is nice.

4 months ago

Definitely meh. Long, moderately steep hike with switchbacks. The summit was littered with some old burned out trees and the view was just so-so.

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