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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.

Hiked this trail a week or so back while visiting from Minnesota. Awesome trail and the views are amazing. Not a tough hike by any means. It is tricky to get to once you get past the pavement. The dirt road is a bit rough but worth your while to take your time and do this loop!

Amazing hike on Easton Ridge trail today. Got to the trail at 10am and there was about 10 cars parked. We only passed two other groups on the hike. The first mile is straight up switchbacks and then the remainder is a little more forgiving but still a solid workout. The views are stunning of Lake Kachess, Lake Easton and Mt. Rainier. Lots of bugs but didn't see much wild life.

1 day ago

Beautiful surroundings. But unfortunately was not able to get up to the trail head due to downed trees and still too much snow. will try again in a few months.

great hike with kids. watch for mosquitos.

the new parking and picnic area is looking really good, though I had to park on S. Miller and walk to the trail. oh well. the weather was spectacular providing a limitless view of Wenatchee and the Columbia River Basin. Bring water but don't throw your empties on the ground. the squirrels will not pick up after you. Keep our trails clean.

hiking
3 days ago

This hike a many switch backs but the hike it beyond beautiful and worth every ounce of effort you have to put in. The view are stunning. Yellow flowers dotted the trail in May, snow was still covering the top of the trail.

on Eightmile Lake Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Super nice hike! Right now the last three miles to the lake are covered in hard packed snow. I would recommend micospikes and poles as it gets a little slippery. Still very doable! The last .5 mile (after the No Campfire Sign) the trail is super hard to find if you've never been before. We ended up wandering around till we found it and continued to the lake.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike but very difficult to get to the trailhead (no service, Unpaved roads filled with potholes).

hiking
7 days ago

The trail is a gradual incline. It's not hard at all. The first part of the hike is a green scenery and the 2nd part is a canyon looking environment. Throughout the trail the view is awesome. I would definitely do this hike again.

backpacking
8 days ago

As of 5/21 the road to the trailhead is open. Trail still has a significant amount of snow once you veer off to the left to head up to Colchuck. But is melting rapidly. Prep for wet conditions, up at the lake there was still about 3 feet of snow everywhere and the lake was completely frozen. Beautiful as always though!

on Skyline Lake Trail

snowshoeing
8 days ago

Beautiful hike