Lake Wenatchee State Park is a 489-acre camping park with 12,623 feet of waterfront on glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River. The park is bisected by the Wenatchee River, creating two distinct areas -- South Park, with areas for camping, swimming and horseback riding; and North Park, in a less developed, forested section, a quarter-mile walk from the lake. The park is a natural wildlife area, and visitors should be aware of the presence of bears and other natural dangers.

Trail is not accessible year round for hiking and is only for snow shoes.

Perfect trail to walk with our dogs. A little confusing at one point of where the trail goes but we figured it out. Nice and easy.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail, but nice view.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun, easy trail. The returning trail to complete the loop isn't obvious. Hiked this multiple times and decided its much easier to just take the first part of the loop back, not much extra to see on the full loop. Beautiful lake, especially when its frozen and you can walk out on it. Don't fall in :)

hiking
4 months ago

The return loop wasn't clearly visible for us but found it after crossing the stream. Some steeper areas but overall not a bad hike in the woods. My dog loves watching the chipmunks and squirrels and the lake was beautiful.

The return loop isn't obvious, but cross the stream, find the trail again, and then look for a trail heading downhill from the clearing by the lake. This is a good beginner hike, and it's a nice lake and hike.

Amazing views with a good challenge for hiking... took us 5 hrs to complete

hiking
5 months ago

Great little hike

couldn't find the trail head. they need to update signs and such.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and low elevation. I even got a little rain.

hiking
6 months ago

A little buggy and windy but a gorgeous easy hour long hike.

hiking
7 months ago

nice short loop, take a right at the lake, cross the stream on logs, go down toward lake Wenatchee and a campground, then take road back up to car.

If you are a novice hiker I would suggest Hidden Lake. For those hikers who are up for a good leg workout with plentiful beauty to keep you putting one foot in front of the other... this is for you. Well worth the extra steps to see the cabin and the second lake. Note to dog owners: not a hike for dogs who are older or may have hip/knee issues.

hiking
7 months ago

99.9% snow free as of July 1. I thought there might be nice views while hiking along Nason Ridge but unfortunately that is not the case for much of the trail. There are great views when you get to the Lookout however.

hiking
7 months ago

Ah.ma.zing! This hike/destination has been on my bucket list ever since I learned of it's existence, about 4 years ago. My boyfriend finally took me and our 2 dogs for my birthday today and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Yes it is a heavily trafficked trail and we ran into multiple mountain bikers, large groups, and dogs- but it did not even damper the experience! It was more the worth it. I would actually rate this hike as more on the easy/moderate side (definitely easy without the dogs) with the only even slightly challenging part (and again, only challenging because of our pups) was the last part to get down to the pool. Think rock climbing for toddlers (literally, we saw multiple toddlers down there. I will the trail gets a little light going over the rocks but my boyfriend and I took 2 different trails and ended up at the same spot.) The pool is cold as ice (to quote one guy who nailed it: "this was snow 30 minutes ago", but it is soooo worth it! You'll kick yourself if you get all the way down there and don't jump in!- and you do have to JUMP! (Not off the cliff, some psychos were, but we just hung out at the bottom for a while until I worked up enough nerve to jump off a rock after watching 50 toddlers do it

hiking
7 months ago

Not really a loop trail. Directions bring you to one trailhead and you will hike to a second trailhead at glacierview campground. From there, the 'loop' back to the starting point is on a dusty dirt road. Not a pleasant walk back, getting frequently dusted by passing vehicles and constantly bombarded by mosquitos. Just hike back on the trail! It's an ok hike, I enjoyed plucking my way along the lake, easy and accessible. Good for out of town non-hikers

Couldn't find the trailhead and the camp host at Glacier View campground didn't know where it was, either. We found Hidden Lake, but nothing called South Shore.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

Like all beautiful but easily accessible places...crowded. I took snowshoes and the less scenic, less crowded route. Snowshoes were helpful in some of those outlying sections of trail still but not necessary and another 50+ degree day will take care of the remaining depth. I can't even imagine how busy and crowded it must be in season and when open for camping. Truly beautiful lake with I think Dirtyface overlooking.

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