Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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

Very short hike parts are steep but for the most part it's pretty easy. The view at the top is wonderful and because the hike doesnt take long you can do the others near by on the same day.

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.

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.

Very nice hike! Reward views all over the hike) no shade, so plan to hike at partly clouded skies. Will recommend hike boots or any toe protected shoes. Elevation gain at some points is pretty dramatic, and one hard place. Well maintained territory around. Dog friendly. Huge parking. There are a lot of small hikes on the way so keep track of your trail. With taking photos, stops, extra 0.6 miles of hike it took 2 hours to come back.

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.)

Went on a colder rainy dry so the tunnel felt dry and slightly warmer then outside, perfect. Spooky at first but then loved it. Very cool experience. Only saw a few people, no bikers, most of the time we had the tunnel to ourselves.

I love this trip, really got my heart pumping with switchbacks but worth it!

beautiful hike! took us just over two hours, and we ran most of the way down. beautiful views of leavenworth and the mountains and river! tons of wildflowers too! would recommend doing it in the morning to beat the heat.

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.

We started out early in the morning and it was truly beautiful. There are many switchbacks with great places to catch your breath. Arriving at the top showcase views which are amazing of Leavenworth Valley, Cascade Mountains and Wenatchee River. Worth every breath.

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

I’m a heavy guy and decided to start dropping weight this year by walking and hiking. This new lifestyle change is eye opening for many reasons but for today it was the gorgeous views at the top (I took a right at the top to overlook Leavenworth). The trail was pretty crowded which was great for me since I had to stop all the time anyway so the extra stops were nice to catch my breath. An excellent experience. I’ll do it again.

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.

Great spring with yellow daisies and some paint brush. Switchbacks all the way up. Tumwater Canyon, Leavenworth, and a 360 degree view at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautfiul Views

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.

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.

Nice views at the top. Lots of switchbacks in the beginning with minimum views, Getting to the top is worth it.

The scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The hike gets very steep when you get closer the the top. My friends and myself didn’t make it to the top. I wouldn’t recommend for new hikers.

It was an amazing trail. There was snow about half way up, but even hiking in sneakers was doable. Completely worth the view.

Beautiful views but Trail is an old Track Road and not in the best of shape. I understand it is soon scheduled for major upgrades in 2019. The trailhead facility itself was updated in the past several years. It is very nice. It has safe parking and a large covered picnic area.

hiking
2 months ago

awesome views this is my first time being up here

it is a amazing trail

hiking
2 months ago

An easy addition to the Maple Pass hike. The lake is definitely worth visiting if you're in the area.

perfect easy walk for younger children we were just wearing tennis shoes and feet were just a little wet by the end waterproof hiking boots would be better choice path is well packed snow entire way and a couple small streams to cross and explore along the way our children are 7 and almost 11 and had no problems took an hour to reach end before turning around and heading back on beautiful sunny day

trail running
2 months ago

I haven't really been up here since I was a boy so I thought it would be fun. The trailhead is unbelievably improved. Great loop. Great scenery. Lots of memories.

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