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Dirtyface Peak Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cole's Corner, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.5 mi Elevation gain 3,943 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Blowdown

Bugs

Rocky

Snow

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Lake Wenatchee: Travel northwest on State Route 207 to the Lake Wenatchee Ranger Station.

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Madeline Kappel
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BugsGreat!Over grown

Epic views at the top! Trail is overgrown in some places as others have said, but with pants on it's super manageable. Not hard to keep track of the trail. Wildflowers are out in full force right now. So are the mosquitos. Great training hike with lots and lots and lots of uphill.

Molly Montgomery
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HikingBugsOver grown

So much climbing and I only made it two miles up. The shrubbery has grown over the trail in many spots, but otherwise the trail is in good shape. Beautiful views!

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Ann Johnson
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Hiking

Hiked July 3. Amazing views and wildflowers are peaking. An easy stream to cross at approximately 1 mile in. A couple of places with runoff and a couple of overgrown spots. A few bugs but manageable with bug spray. It is a southern facing exposure so it melts out before some other hikes in the area. It is closer to 9 miles out and back.

AykuT Sarialioglu
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grownRocky
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Lisa Carlson
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Trail conditions are rough: machete would've been good to have on the lower portion below the "road." Mosquitos and flies were fierce - multiple bug spray applications were required. Trail is rough and steep on the upper half - poles and hiking boots are a must. Bring lots of water (I had 3 liters and had to ration on the way down).

Chad Phillips
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HikingBugs

The bugs are the only bad thing, but with spray you’ll be alright.

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Jen Turner
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HikingBugsOver grown

As other reviews have said, the trail is overgrown in places and the mosquitoes are very heavy, even with frequently-reapplied bug spray. The alltrails distance also is short by over a mile. The trail was pretty sparsely populated - only passed a few other groups today, but probably for a reason.

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Emily Ahrens
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HikingBugsOver grown

I did this trail 6/25/20. I started on a weekday at about 9:30 am. It was 64 degrees when I started and 82 when I was done. The parking lot only had a few cars and I only saw three other hikers the entire time. This was a very beautiful hike! The views start about half way up and just keep coming. The wild flowers are really nice too. Eye treats the whole way. There were also mosquitoes the whole way. I read the previous reports that it was buggy so I made sure to use bug spray, but I think I got over 12 mosquito bites. I wasn’t really able to rest or enjoy the peak because the bugs were so intense at some points. I brought three liters of water for me and my dogs and we used all of it because there isn’t much water beyond the first two miles for them to drink. It is overgrown for about 50% of the trail, but I was almost thankful for the moving branches because it kept the bugs off and was still navigatable. None of the overgrowth is harmful either, just branches and grass. No nettles of stickers. Also, small portions where it’s pretty muddy from the creek. Nothing crazy though. Overall I hiked 8.65 miles to the peak and back according to my GSP and it took me 3:40. I would definitely do this hike again because it was so pretty, but I might bring longer sleeves and a big net.

Rica C
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Simon Guérard
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Hiking

Nice hike - pretty steep but provide good view of the mountains and the lake.

Suzy D
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HikingBugsOver grown

Definitely a 9 mile hike, not 7.3. Trail is overgrown halfway up the mountain, so just be prepared to be brushed by vegetation a whole lot. About 1/3 of the way up, there's a nice waterfall offshoot that was beautiful! The views at the top were phenomenal. It took my sister and me about 5.5 hours to complete, but we went a little slow lol

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Melissa Lutton
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grownSnow
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nate winsberg
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Hiking

intense gain. good trail. slightly overgrown at spots. bring more than enough water

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Ben MacNeille
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HikingBugs

This one made work. As stated in other reviews, weirdly mosquitos/other bugs were present at even the peak. The view is beautiful, and it’s a great workout. Also, we clocked this trail at 8.4 miles total.

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