Explore the most popular forest 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.

Hiked this trail last week, beautiful day, abundant wildflowers, 11 miles round trip, pretty easy hike.
Not much traffic on a Monday.

hiking
1 day ago

The last 3/4 of a mile are completely snow covered. We did the ascent around noon and when we were coming down the snow was much softer and fell through more. Need a GPS to find the lake because the trail was lost. Beautiful lake will come back in the summer

I love it up there. I visit at least once a week because it is so quiet and peaceful. Not many visitors but there are so many trails to choose from you will never have to take the same route twice. There is a lot of shade and the views are excellent very easy hiking moderate hills.

on Sauer's Mountain

2 days ago

Great hike..beautiful flowers

Starts off fairly easy walking a logging road slowly gaining elevation. Once you hit the hex mt. trail sign on the right, the Work begins. Fairly steep with Steady elevation gain for about 2 miles. Trail was decent most of the way up. Once you hit the top, the views are great!! Lots of bear tracks and plenty of deer to spot. Will definitely do it again when we’re in town.

Road and trail are completely snow free. The trail is steep but really short. As of 5/20 the stairs to get onto the lookout are still locked. View was amazing. Also Alltrails directions will take you to the wrong place, use WTA directions.

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.)

hiking
13 days ago

Strong workout. Nice views at the top but nothing outstanding. Lots of fallen trees that are annoying if you like to walk at a steady pace. BUGS!!!!
We're glad we did it, but we'll not do it again.

Easy, beautiful half-day hike

Too much snow at the top, last half a mile snow is everywhere could not find trail. Ended up turning around. We’ll try again in a month or so when snow melts.

hiking
13 days ago

The spring runoff has the creek running too wide and fast to cross. Beautiful area though. Would be a great hike when the creek is passable.

14 days ago

Cool hike, forgiving. Fun views and close to town. Lots of people and dogs.

The trail was hard to read, I ended up turning back. I was not prepared enough. Thanks I did a recording to find my way back.

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

Beautiful wildflowers and vistas throughout the trail. The fellow selling wine at the bottom of the trail was a great addition.

It was a stunning day up Ingall's creek. We hiked to Falls Creek the trail was in good shape the whole way. We did encounter a few blow downs but they were easy to go over. The wildflowers are starting to bloom, in a few weeks it will be gorgeous. We were lucky in the fact that we did not see any rattlesnakes!! I did not notice any bugs. Snow was not a factor for the hike as far as we went. We did see a lot of other hikers out enjoying the day as well. Just wonderful!!

hiking
20 days ago

We summited on May 5. Great hike until about 5k feet when the snow got pretty deep. You’ll want a downloaded trail map to find your way. Snowshoes and poles with baskets also a good idea. Bring lots of water, that last climb is a burner but well worth it.

Road to car park still covered with snow, but once you reach the car park the path become dry and view is great

Stunner
lots and lots of stairs, almost the entire way to the top is along the falls with a short couple switchbacks to the right away from the falls for a few minutes beautiful canyon views and a long range peek at the top our kids are 7 and 10 and had no problem will come again for sure

Too much snow for a small car to traverse once you hit the fork near the top. A truck or four wheel drive might have better luck, but frozen snow was quite high and scraping the bottom of our car. Needs a few more weeks.

21 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.

that means you dont have to pay, but you gotta watch out for the pigs

Attempted the trail to Cougar Mtn in early Apr. Snow started at around the 2,800 ft level but snowshoes were not required until around 3,000 ft. Many trees impeded the progress. Not way to go around most, which meant that we had to go over them. Not easy with snowshoes and a pack. After 4 hrs of difficult hiking, we only covered 3.1 mi and 2,00 ft in elevation. There was no way to make it to the proposed camp area before dark at the rate we were going and the terrain was only getting steeper. This trail will be attempted again but after snow has cleared.

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.

nice hike in mid april. lovely views of leavenworth and stuart range. fairly steep, with distance markers at 0.5 and 1.0 miles. ~1 hr and 10 min to the top. dry.

Pleasant hike. Great views.

Great trail with sweeping views. Will definitely go back

Don't let the short distance and little elevation gain fool ya. You're starting out at an elevation of around 6,000 feet so if you're not used to the altitude you will find yourself a little more winded. This trail was so beautiful and so much fun. I will definitely be going back!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Nice snowshoe walk at the end of the season. Sun was coming through. Some walked without snowshoes but they were struggling a little.

hiking
1 month ago

Great strenuous hike on a beautiful day and what a view.

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