Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Dry Gulch Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

With Saddle Rock trail closed, we made our own loop through Dry Gulch. The route we took was 2.5 miles, 600ft elevation gain and took 45mins.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

rocky and dry, not too steep. moderate incline. scenic.

Just a little change from the basic Saddlerock up and down. Keep your All Trails map open if you want to make this exact loop. There are quite a few trails in this area and the one you you have take to descend the ravine is not obvious. I tried it without the map the day before and ended up looping back to the main trail instead of the green shack trail.

hiking
no shade
over grown
private property
4 months ago

A nice short (1-mile) cool down lap after Saddlerock. One segment overgrown.

Great trail network right in Wenatchee! I stopped for a quick outing on a drive from the west side to get the legs moving. I was thankful for a strong GPS signal and this app to keep me on track as some of the spur trails weren’t as obvious as I anticipated when I started.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Bees and a large bull snake in the trail, walk with caution...

hiking
5 months ago

Good quick loop, went at dusk and was able to get through before dark, great views of Wenatchee and the Columbia river. No bugs, no snakes ✅

I arrived here at 11AM, very hot day. Close to top of the hill , trail road was quite slippery. There were few tree trees so it is better to take shelter under a shade tree. I was able to see a good view.

fat and out of shape but i did it

hiking
6 months ago

Overgrown in some places once you get about 1.5 miles in. my tracker spazzed out. think mile 4 should be closer to 12-13 minutes instead just over 2 :/ Flowers are starting to wither but it is still beautiful out.

60 degrees. Nice meadow on top.

Great hike! Slightly overgrown in some areas and kind of got off track a little. Still was a great view and hike though!

Trail is hard to follow at times. Kinda overgrown on the left route. Decent leg burn and nice view.

hiking
Mon Oct 15 2018

I started this hike in the clockwise fashion and that put the steepest part of the hike first. At the one mile marker there is a cattle gate you have to open to get through. At 1.3 miles you’ll come to a junction and there’s an open well, be careful not to fall in! Once I got to Dry Gulch Road I saw multiple signs that the rest of this hike was closed so I just followed the road back to the TH. All in all I did 3.6 miles with 1,085 ft of elevation and it took me almost 2hrs due to the multiple stops in the first mile. Beautiful fall day, clear blue skies, gentle breeze, but it is a high desert landscape, not my favorite.

love the hike. Great way to really start building your endurance.

hiking
Mon Sep 03 2018

My fh and I did this hike yesterday. It was hot and dry! We accidentally hiked up the face of the saddle, which was extremely steep for a novice but we took it slowly and stopped when needed for water breaks. We made it to the top of the saddle and really enjoyed congratulating each other as we relaxed and took the in the views. We took the road on the way down. It was still steep but infinity easier than the way up.

Wed Jul 11 2018

Largest earthen structure in WA state! Cool mining story and a must see trail!

running
Wed Jul 11 2018

LOVE this trail. You get a variety of terrain and views to drink in!

running
Wed Jul 11 2018

Gorgeous trail. You get steep rock climbing, meadows, fields, desert and the best part was 6 huge bucks in velvet at the top!

Great short evening hike! It is also a great jumping off place to more intense hikes!

hiking
Sun May 27 2018

This trail is great for an early spring, lung expanding cardio workout, especially when you have been limited to the gym and machines all winter. It’s the path least traveled so going at your own speed will not be a problem.

This trail is excellent if you are seeking a nice workout/hike close to town. It’s one of the safer ones if you plan to hike alone as well. There are a few steep parts and the trail can get narrow up around the cliffs. I wouldn’t recommend bringing children younger than 8. I have ran into a few friendly horseback riders up there as well. I have also heard that during warm weather snakes are around the trail so watch where you step.

Beautiful Trail but not well marked. Beautiful views of snow covered mountains and the Wenatchee valley the higher you go.

hiking
13 days ago

on Dry Gulch Loop

hiking
15 days ago

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