Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Was looking for any easy hike to enjoy the PNW and the snow. Wasn’t too crowded when we started but more people arrived mid day. Some spots were icy so we stayed to the side of the trail. As a dog owner of two, I find it sad to see other dog owners not picking up after their dogs.

Awesome hike. Falls are spectacular. Especially views of falls from different locations on the path. Don't pass the short side trips off trail to see falls

Moderately difficult short hike with 360 views at 7000 feet- recommend

hiking
11 days ago

We completed this hike on the way up to Tuck/Robin lakes. We definitely want to come back to the campsites here -- you get such a beautiful view of the water and mountains, but are safely nestled in the tall forest trees. It's pretty busy, but I'm sure if you continued around the lake you'd find some isolation. We're definitely coming back to do this again.

trail running
12 days ago

Such an awesome spot, only 2 minutes away from Leavenworth! Only downside - no drainage on the bridge. Luckily there are logs on the bridge that act as a bridge one the bridge.... totally worth it!

hiking
16 days ago

Hard Hike however it was much harder to descend down into the Napeequa valley as the trail is very steep. This would have been a lot more enjoyable later in the season because of the fire smoke and the nasty biting flies

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked 10/27. missed the beautiful larch colors, but was still an amazing hike. Breathtaking views. Note....drove past trailhead was looking for NF-600. thinking it would be marked as such. It is actually at the Rainy Pass rest stop area.

Beautiful in the fall when the mountains are covered in snow. Not too much elevation change and you get big views for a moderate amount of effort. Definitely heavily trafficked on the weekend though!

it was so beautiful but it had definitely snowed 2ft + since the last report. we didn't have snowshoes and the snow got way too deep about halfway through. will have to come back with proper gear.

I went snowshoeing this morning and had the place all to myself. The lake was completely frozen but still very pretty. It was a beautiful sunny day!

I came out for novice snowshoeing and was disappointed to realize that not only was this location VERY crowded with loud children and off-leash dogs, there was someone flying a very loud drone over and over the lake. The trail itself would be an alright paved loop, but the mediocre scenery coupled with the overt lack of courtesy by others on the trail made this a very lackluster experience. This was like driving 40 miles to have the same experience I'd have in a crowded city park. I absolutely would not come here again.

Really lovely stroll/walk. Recommend to head to the right at the trail head. You approach the veiws from a better angle.

Amazing views!! Went a couple weekends ago and there was a little snow on the ground, but trail was easy to follow. Second half of trail was in the midsts of the trees and is absolutely stunning. Would hike again in a heartbeart. Great views on the drive to the trail head too.

You walk out on a private road past several cabins (there's an easement.) Overall, the trail is well signed and downed trees have been cleared. Just follow the creek!

The forest shows signs of recent fire with some new growth. It looked beautiful in winter when we hiked (late November.) I imagine it could be depressing and hot without the shade in summer.

Nice hike. Snow/slush on trail. Gorgeous views of snow covered trees.

backpacking
22 days ago

Amazing, even when done as a series of day hikes.

hiking
27 days ago

Easy to get into, road was a little rocky getting to the trail head but not terrible. Great views begin about an hour into the hike. Gradual incline on a pretty smooth dirt path for the most part, which was really nice, but definitely gives you a good workout. Took us about 2 hours to make it to the top where we had a great sunrise view of Wenatchee, Mt. Rainier, Cashmere, and the cascades. We did a sunrise hike so it was a little chilly but once we got moving we started to remove layers. The walk down took us an hour to get down. My phone said we walked about 6.6 miles, but it could've been wrong.

on Magnet Creek Trail

27 days ago

Challenging elevation gain at the beginning, beautiful views. Very difficult to find trail head. Parking situation not great. No other hikers; took my dogs, a great choice for solitude.

Simply INCREDIBLE!! We won the permit lottery and were fortunate enough to spend three amazing days backpacking through the enchantments in late August.

Our itinerary was as follows
-Day 1 Enter through Colchuck TH-Colchuck Lake-Aasgard pass-into the Core, camping in the core
-Day 2 Exploring the core (highly recommend!), camped in Leprechaun Lake (stunning!)
-Day 3 Descended out of the core and exited through snow lake

I have hiked probably 50 ish hikes since moving to Washington and this was by far my favourite HANDS DOWN. Once you enter the core it is like a whole different world up there-alpine lakes, mountains, sheer cliff faces, moss covered rocks and small wildflowers, goats..I could go on.

Some words of advice particularly for those backpacking
-pack for ALL conditions. It snowed on our first night in August!
-start early, once you are in the core it never seems like you have enough time there
-though rare we did see a bear coming down through snow lake, so be warned
-there is plenty of water around, no need to carry much..especially up Aasgard
-Aasgard is rough, especially with a 30lb pack on. Take your time and enjoy the view
-the good camp sites fill up early. Move camp early and get established, then go exploring

I’m so fortunate to have backpacked here and I encourage everyone to do the same..apply for the lottery!!!

So beautiful especially when the larch trees are in all their autumn glory. I hiked this 10/24 and the larches were in full effect. I hiked counterclockwise and I was very happy with the decision. It was a busy trail even on a Wednesday so I would suggest off peak times if possible.

hiking
1 month ago

WONDERFUL HIKE! Not sure why it is rated hard because after the first switch backs it’s a breeze. Lots of snow so bless the people that carved a path all the way to the lake. Lots of icy spots, we made due without spikes, but they wouldn’t hurt especially coming back down. Looking forward to this hike in the summer

Great hike on a beautiful day right after the first snow. I agree with the other reviews on it not being all that easy. it's reasonably steep but worth it.

on Red Top Lookout Trail

hiking
1 month ago

11.12.2018
First time on this hike and it was worth it. The road is bumpy and lots of potholes. The trail was only a half a mile up from the parking lot. Incline is steep but not super challenging to get up. There was a layer of snow coming up the road and some snow at the top of the lookout. I’d definitely be going back again. The view was clear and crisp up there.

Beautiful area surrounded by snowy peaks. Great location for photos.

hiking
1 month ago

Good day on the trail. Some snow, ice, and mud. Unable to get up to the peak, was blown with snow and ice. Great views of Mount Adams and Mount Rainier.

Did the hike in tennis shoes. Snow very minimal and packed down. Would recommend hiking boots and spikes though as it’s still very slick. Amazing views of Rainier and the cascades!! Definitely want to do this again when I’m not racing daylight and can make it a bit further to the lake.

Nice quick day hike. Go early to avoid crowds.

Close to town. Good views and easy parking.

completed 8/15. Longer and harder than you would expect. pretty when you get there, but I don't know why anyone would do this hike unless they are going to the core enchantments, which is where the real magic is. gave it 4 stars because it was the perfect base camp.

Very tough climb since it’s a steep incline the whole way up and Lots of bugs BUT worth EVERY bead of sweat for the view and experience. Make sure to plan for an hour or two to hang out once you reach the top to enjoy the experience.

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