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.

Nice leisurely walk with beautiful scenery.

This was an easy hike to a nice lake. Not too many people on a weekend but I am going to guess that is because of the mosquitos. This will not be a hike we do again because of the amount of mosquitos.

BRING BUG SPRAY!!!

Easy trail with beautiful lake view. Bring mosquito repellent and the recreation pass. Last mile of road isn’t paved but manageable if you drive slowly.

When you reach the stream at the lake, look for a log to cross it (it’s not obvious), to continue the trail and get better lake views. You can continue the trail down towards Lake Wenatchee to make it a loop/circular walk (at the end you will need to walk the gravel road back up to the car but it’s a quiet road). When you reach Lake Wenatchee there is a picnic and bbq area.

hiking
16 days ago

Fun hike with a beautiful reward at the end. Perfect for a midJuly day out in the woods.

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16 days ago

Easy hike. The last 1 mile of the road that leads to the trailhead is unpaved.

road closed due to 5ft section of road gone. can cross on bike or 4wheeler but doesn't look like it's getting fixed anytime soon

on Hidden Lake Trail

21 days ago

Easy fun hike. Great hidden lake views. Easy to prolong and make a loop going to lake Wenatchee on the way back.

Really nice little hike, very quiet and good views at the top!
NB : We saw that a pass was normally required (Northwest forest pass, other local interagency pass - available at wenatchee ranger station or a day pass that can be bought at the trail in summer months)

Road is closed

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was absolutely amazing, my friend and I had her daughter with us who is 4 years old and she did great! Of course lots of little breaks with the little one, but it was very easy for her and she loved climbing over all the fallen logs that are on the trail! It’s not a super long way to the hidden lake either, and the view is beautiful! The way down is tricky, we crossed the stream and stuck to the right side .. found a trail that led us to a campground, we got confused because it wasn’t where we originally started had the same look though. Ended up asking some passer bys in a vehicle for directions & had to take the dusty road back to the trailhead.. now I know I’ll probably just go back the way I came to the lake and skip that whole other side!

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
6 months ago

Easy trail, but nice view.

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7 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
8 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
9 months ago

Great little hike

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

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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.

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