hiking

views

forest

walking

birding

nature trips

wild flowers

lake

wildlife

trail running

backpacking

dog friendly

river

camping

mountain biking

snowshoeing

kid friendly

horseback riding

waterfall

dogs on leash

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.

trail running
18 hours ago

I meant to go to Bean Peak, but my dumb ass took the wrong trail. Ended up going up Iron Peak instead, and it was pretty amazing. The Beverly junction trail is well maintained and there are just a few creek crossings that aren't a big deal. The snow is melting fast, so I tried to go around the few patches toward the beginning of the iron peak trail. There are some holes that you can see through, so I'd be afraid of post holing. Once you get up to the ridge, there is quite of bit of snow, but it's easy to walk on and I didn't feel unsafe at all. Once you get to the very top, the views are unbelievable.. I can't wait to come back and explore this area even more. For a Saturday especially, I didn't run into many people at all, and the few that I did were super friendly. This is such a special place! Perfect for people who seek solitude. Bring bug spray and sun screen!

hiking
1 day ago

Our family had a great time on this hike. Lots of wildlife, scenic bridges and wildflowers. I would highly recommend this hike!

hiking
1 day ago

There's still snow covering sections of the trail after you cross the power line road, but very passable in just boots.

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backpacking
2 days ago

Unbelievable, pictures don't do it any justice.....you have to see it with your own eyes!

hiking
2 days ago

We did this hike on June 11 and timing has a great deal to do with the rating of these hikes. We had this window where there was still snow in the basin as well as still some on the lake so it highlighted its beauty. Also the weather not being 90 degrees helped as we had a perfect warm but not hot day. We arrived around 9:00 as we departed the Seattle area early, but earlier would have been better. Why earlier? SO MANY PEOPLE!! This is an awesome weekday hike, the beauty gets lost when its like Costco up there. I do have to say its really clean and pristine based upon the number of people that use it.

We continued along the trail some and found a large rock just under the surface that allowed one to wade a little in the ice cold water. By advice is to go early or during the week.

Incredible hike! Hike up to colchuck with a friend yesterday and had perfect weather. If you are hiking right now, be prepared to cross some logs or jump rocks to get across a few portions of the trail. We didn't encounter any snow on the trail but the water is still high making log crossing necessary in spots. Lake is beautiful and the chipmunks come right up and visit with you. We also saw a deer on the trail. Asgard pass still has quite a bit of snow, but we had no plans to go further. Will definitely be back soon!

backpacking
2 days ago

We camped at Snow Lakes 6/17 - 6/19.

Trail conditions were great, besides a few downed trees you have to crawl under/over, but that keeps things interesting. There are some fun boulder fields you have to cross that might be difficult for some, but are manageable. Crossing the dam at Snow Lakes was fun (bring water shoes/sandals).

We hiked up to Lake Viviane on Sunday which was 85% covered in snow. Cool inclines with some scrambling, and a couple snow drifts to cross that may be scary for some, but don't really require spikes or poles. We were greeted by Bill the mountain goat and his kid Billy. They came pretty close to us and are curious creatures. The hike back down to Snow Lakes was pretty quick compared to the climb up.

We woke up to about 6 mountain goats in our camp which was neat. They were there up until we left. And yeah, they love it when you pee on the rocks!

Plenty of water sources to fill your water bottle, just bring a filter.

I can't wait to see the rest of the Enchantments someday.