Blackbird Island Trail

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Blackbird Island Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

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cross country skiing

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Walk around an island in beautiful Waterfront Park in Leavenworth. Enjoy the sounds of birds calling, fish jumping, and plenty of informative signs telling the history of the area. You dont have to go very far from the hubbub of activity in downtown Leavenworth to find the delightful promenade for a leisurely stroll or paths on which to take a bicycle ride. You can laze the day away in serene pockets of picnicking pleasure, which are located in a totally natural environment. If a long and quiet walk is on your mind for the day, you can cross Blackbird Island Bridge to Blackbird Island to find a quiet park bench. If you are lucky, you may see deer, bear, cougar, beaver, birds of all kinds, and fish jumping in the river.

hiking
2 months ago

Bonus marks for the beware of the bear sign being deep into the walk, rather than near the start! Don't let that deter you though, this is a lovely walk if you are visiting the town.

8 months ago

Pretty easy family friendly walk

walking
8 months ago

BLUF: A perfectly maintained community park and multi-use trail with breathtaking views of Wenatchee River and the Enchantments.

The Blackbird Island trail is a component of the Leavenworth park system and features a wide, flat, and well maintained trail system throughout Waterfront Park.

The trail takes you along Icicle River and out and around Blackbird Island. Even in April, when there was not yet foliage on the trees, the scenery was tranquil and picturesque. I cant wait to come back and see it again over the summer. Along the way you'll find benches, trash cans, dog waste bags, restroooms, and intepretive signs. I was particularly impressed with how clean the trail was given how much use it gets.

The trail is appropriate for all ages and is perfect for a morning jog or even to take the kids bike riding. Echoing what others have said, dogs are welcome here as well. It is an excellent detour for a break from walking around town and you dont even have to move your car. There are multiple junctions connecting the trail back to Leavenworth.

Overall, I wouldn't pass up Munchen Haus for lunch to walk this trail but I'd absolutely head straight there to walk it off afterwards.

walking
8 months ago

Cute little park with a decent loop to run. Snow conditions right now make it like running in sand, so I enjoyed the workout. Pretty views down the Wenatchee. Just a community park though, nothing to write home about.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This is a very peaceful walk. It's easy with plenty of places to rest. I would recommend this for anyone. It's even dog friendly.

walking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Very relaxing walk on this trail with nice views of the river.

walking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Very nice easy trail, well maintained. Various trail options through forest and along river/canal with a few bridges. Variety of birds and other wildlife. There were signs to beware of bear and bobcat, but none observed.

walking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Nice gentle walk along the river with great views. We used this path to walk from our hotel to downtown Leavenworth during Maifest.

trail running
Monday, May 23, 2016

Very easy stroll through the town area onto the island. Breathtaking views and well manicured paths. Great birdwatching. Fantastic for a quick morning run!

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Leisurely stroll along the river into town

walking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Super easy nice little walk through next to the river. Watch out for snakes!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

A nice stroll through a city park.

Monday, April 13, 2015

I expected more from this trail. We visited in March, 2015 and although there was a few pleasant sights along the path, it seemed a bit gray and dull. The trees were bare and nothing was blooming yet. The trail was flat and not very long. The bridges were pretty cool. I have no doubt if will be more lively in the later spring and summer, fall.

walking
Saturday, August 02, 2014

Blackbird Island has River Trail, Channel Trail & Hot Sands Trail which are part of the City of Leavenworth's Enchantment Park walking trails system. The trails wind along the Icicle River and through riverbank forests & wetlands. There are benches for sitting and interpretive signs to explain the natural and cultural history of the area. Throughout the park there are small beach inlets that are perfect for swimming on hot summer days. This is also a great birding site in the Spring or a place to spot salmon making their way upstream in the Fall. The trails are open during the Winter for walking, snow shoeing & cross country skiing. Leashed dogs are welcome and dog waste bags are provided at the trailhead. The single trailhead (for all trails) is located in Enchantment Park and will take you along the river, over Blackbird Island, and out into downtown Leavenworth - or you can walk one of them as an approximate 1 mile loop. There are public restrooms in Enchantment Park open from mid-April through mid-October. The trails are flat & very well maintained - great for all fitness levels.

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