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
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

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.

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Pretty easy family friendly walk

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5 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
6 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.

10 months ago

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.

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11 months ago

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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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.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

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Sunday, July 24, 2016