Explore the most popular nature trips 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
9 hours ago

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.

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.

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

trail running
3 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

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!

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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

nature trips
6 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

hiking
Saturday, April 04, 2015

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014