hiking

views

forest

walking

birding

nature trips

wild flowers

lake

wildlife

trail running

backpacking

dog friendly

river

kid friendly

camping

mountain biking

snowshoeing

horseback riding

dogs on leash

waterfall

rock climbing

fishing

no dogs

Wenatchee National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Washington. With an area of 1,735,394 acres (2,711.55 sq mi, or 7,022.89 km²), it extends about 137 miles along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range of Washington, USA from Okanogan National Forest to Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The forest is located in Chelan, Kittitas and Yakima counties.

walking
22 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Great Hike, hit this beautiful Alpine lake along our way to Climb the South Ridge of Ingalls Peak! The lake is worth the trip on it's own!!!

hiking
1 day ago

Great little hike for my wife and 2 dogs. The dogs loved it, and so did we. However, be warned: there are an insane number of mosquitoes here and unfortunately, we discovered that only as they became most active just when we had turned around about a mile beyond the lake. Not even exaggerating, we just about jogged half the way out but became too exhausted from swatting the mosquitoes while running. There's a lot, and they are more persistent than I've seen before. Don't be dumb like us and forget bug spray - based on this experience alone, we have resolved to always have a can in each of our bags, no exceptions!

hiking
2 days ago

backpacking
2 days ago

This trail was beautiful the whole way. Lots of scenery changes and little places on the creek to dip your feet into. There were no bugs on this trail either. The big Eight Mile lake was so pretty. Places to swim and a toilet. Loved this hike!!!!!!!!

The first half of the trail was so nice then it got really hard. When we got to the the first lake there was nowhere to get in. It would be nice to go up to where you cross the creek then turn back.

Beautiful forest trail! Heather Lake is worth the hike!

backpacking
2 days ago

Super easy, really nice lake. I'd recommend to anyone even 1st timers with a 50 pound bag. Worth the stop on the way to Spectacle if you plan on doing that hike. Pretty good veiw also

backpacking
2 days ago

Actually over 35km. Really nice hike, we saw WTA working and horses. Flys were kinda bad on the trail, but the hike was really easy until the last couple miles. Switch backs were really well done with minimal fallen trees.

Beautiful views though, and some of the cleanest water I've EVER seen. I got stung twice for the first time in 8 years. Definitely would do again soon.

backpacking
2 days ago

Cautionary note: if you plan on doing the entire trail (starting from the trailhead), there is an intersection with multiple logging roads (not trails) at approximately 2.5 miles into the hike. While there is a sign pointing you back in the direction of the trailhead, no marker exists to point the way to continue along Nason Ridge trail. From the middle of the intersection, you can see no less than five different options. Turn right (north) to the steepest of the roads; it returns to a trail approximately half a mile up and there is another sign pointing you in the direction of the trail. No running water to speak of during the first six miles of the trek.

Be sure to visit Sprite Lake

Set out from an empty parking lot at around 10:30 and it quickly turns upwards with many many unrelenting switchbacks going up, not a sole on the trail but me to the top and lookout, the views were awesome and the weather was hot and dry with a small breeze, over all great hike!

Don't let the 90+ degree weather keep you grounded. This gorgeous hike is mostly shaded and the chilly water of lake Colchuk is a fitting reward for a challenging Climb.

backpacking
3 days ago

There use to be a bridge over a creek near the beginning of the trail but it is gone now. However, the water was pretty easy to wade though and added to the fun. The trail beyond the bridge is not maintained, but perfect for backpacking as fewer folks make it out there. Other obstacles include a big rock and several large fallen trees. Trail goes along lake, gorgeous views. Found a nice campsite along the water and enjoyed a peaceful evening.

hiking
3 days ago