Explore the most popular fishing trails in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

it was easy on our bad knees but still gave us a bit of exercise. easy elevations was what made the knees be able to continue without any pain to speak of. and the wildflowers were gorgeous this time of year (May.)

Easy, beautiful half-day hike

Great hike in May. No snow, but a little crowded. A lot of elevation gain and switch backs.

18 days ago

well maintained trail for all ages and abilities. very little snow left. perfect for younger kids who love to explore,ours are 7 and 11. scenery and views second to none.

Love this trail. Easy hike among giant cedars. beautiful green river beside you and snow covered mountains around you. one of my favorites. still a bit of snow, but the road is now opened.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful with all the snow! Got lucky with a sunny day, so views of the mountains around were great. Definitely would come here again.

hiking
5 months ago

A fantastic short hike with kids in carriers. Absolutely stunning with a light dusting of snow.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy scenic hike. Great for families.

trail running
5 months ago

Hiked today. The trail was super wet in parts and some of the bridges were down, but I was still able to hike it all. No snow right now. Still as pretty as ever!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful scenery

Gorgeous in October. Weather was warmer than expected and the sunshine made the colours pop! Especially the Golden Tamaracks and the aqua water in Nada Lake and Upper Snow Lake. It was recommended by hikers coming down from Lake Viviane that I use ice cleats or snow shoes above Snow Lakes. I didn't have the gear so I didn't go any further. But there was very little snow up to that point, and hardly any mud. Very few people mid-week. New granite slides made the trail a little trickier but still a piece of cake for an experienced hiker.

walking
7 months ago

Great trail for a little lengthier walk!

An awesome trail! The larches are in full swing! There is definitely snow on the last third of the trail, but it's still okay for hiking, even without spikes or poles.

this hike is just a steady uphill climb. it has awesome views you make it will worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

This is an awesome trail with fantastic 360 view

Beautiful, light and easy trek through different landscape.. great way to spend a few afternoon hours.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike. Great views of snow lake and the lake below. Had really cool goat encounters. Not too busy. I did up and back. I would have probably should have just continued on to Colchuck (if it was open and I had a 2nd car), since its only not even 2 more miles.

More of a nice walk than a hike. Beautiful none the less

Colchuck lake/Stuart lake trail head is still closed guys!

Easy beautiful trail. I would definitely do it again.

This one starts out easy. It's almost misleading. But once the switchbacks start, it's a definite burner. I would say this was one of the harder ones I've done. The last 1.5 mile stretch to Tuck is hard and exhausting. But once you're up it's so worth it. Beautiful views. The trail up to Robin is hard to find. Multiple groups including ours were lost trying to find it.

hiking
8 months ago

loves this trail, I would highly recommend this trail for anyone headed to the leavenworth area. small parking fee in the lot, our national park pass covered it though. Very easy, our 9 yr old loved it, also this was our dogs first hike, and he loved it, easy for him, and wore him out at the same time. Not much incline at all, although I do recommend if you don't want any incline, I suggest you take a right at the first fork in the trail, (near the start of the hike) this makes for a flatter nature walk, and also saves the best part for last. There is a pit toilet in the parking lot. Also a warning, the road going up to the trail head was wide and not on a big cliff or anything which was nice, but, it was VERY bumpy! seemed like a big bull dozer came and left it's tracks behind, you have to go extremely slow, otherwise it shakes your car very bad. We found that if you drive up the middle of the road, it helped alot. Also, coming down the road was alot better. All in all beautiful nature walk for the whole family. beautiful views throughout the whole thing, and lots of places to stop and play in the water.

nature trips
8 months ago

loved the hike! we had 3 kids with us, 4, 9 and 12 y.o. they loved the experience. the river is really beautiful! will come back for sure.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful moderate hike. Much different than Colchuck and Stuart but just as enjoyable and scenic.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike with huge glacier views in the beginning and nice all the way. No bugs:)

Tried to drive up to the trailhead this morning but the road is closed due to wildfires

Did trail great hike and loved it

My Wife and I Did this as a day hike setting out about 7 am. August 14, made sure we had a room in Leavenworth with a Hot tub for the evening. The trail starts almost immediately with a long series of switchbacks for the first mile or so, and is an almost constant climb. Outrageous views and some beautiful spots in high forests once the trail starts following snow creek. We chose this trail because we wanted to see the Mountain Goats and we were Not disappointed. Saw a juvenile on the way up, maybe 4 or 5 miles in. He was right on the path but let us pass easy enough. The trail got a little hairy in places where it crosses rock falls where you have to watch every step and stop if you want to take in the view. One place just about 1/2 mile from Lake Nada was mostly loose soil and gravel with a substantial drop if you slipped, but we are flat landers from Florida and both over 50, We were passed by several groups of Younger hikers with full overnight backpacks. We got to Lake Nada around 2 pm and After cooling our feet in the cold clear water for a bit decided we better head back down knowing the nature of the trail. About 3 miles into the descent we came across a Female Mountain Goat with a young one laying in the path. She didn't want to let us pass snorted once a tipped her head down. We stepped back and waited 30 to 45 seconds and the young one stood up. This is the Only Way Down so I eased forward with me back to The uphill slope and talked to the Mama Goat "We're sorry to disturb you we aren't going to hurt either of you but we have to pass by" they both stepped easily onto the rocks on the downhill side and tolerated our cameras as we passed. My wife got overheated as we descended into the valley, you could feel the hot dry breezes after coming out of the forest and moving away from the creek. Some hikers that passed us going down helped by convincing Diane to shed some layers and suggested wetting a towel and putting it around her neck. We rested for about 30 minutes and then tackled the endless switchbacks down to the parking lot. Which could be seen for more than a mile before we arrived at about 6 pm . Back to Our German Hotel and a soak in the jacuzzi.

backpacking
8 months ago

The hike up to Tuck is extremely difficult (especially with full packs). It's very steep and you gain 1100' over a mile. The view was amazing and definitely worth it though. My husband and I decided not to go on to Robin due to the fact that we were only on day 1 of a 4 day trip and didn't want to push ourselves. There were plenty of campsites right as you came on the lake; I counted 4 total, and I believe there are more around the other side of the lake. If you decided to stay at tuck, I advise climbing up part-way to Robin just for the view.

my friends and i were aiming to go to the maple loop pass. got to the top of this trail to realize we were on the wrong one! but no regrets because the view is absolutely gorgeous. we were able to go up a steady pace and views while walking plus wildflowers made it a really nice experience.

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