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Fourth of July Creek Trail to Icicle Ridge is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 10.6 mi Elevation gain 4,698 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

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Facilities
Contact
Getting There

Northwest Forest Pass required

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

From milepost 99 on US 2, on the western edge of Leavenworth, follow the paved Icicle Creek Road (Forest Road 76) for 9.4 miles to the trailhead, located on your right (elev. 2300 ft).

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Lindsay Walker
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RunningGreat!No shadeOver grown

Loved this trail - agree going down is pretty brutal and slippery. I didn’t have enough water so that last 1-2 miles was really rough. I carried 2 liters on a sunny day and it wasn’t enough. Views are fantastic. Took us 5 hours round trip. Both of us are trail runners.

Dan K.
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HikingOver grown
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Pample M.
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HikingNo shadeScramble

Couldn’t do the whole trail, but switchbacks are very steep and narrow and the mountain is very exposed. Not hard to go up, but definitely harder on the way down; the sand can also be slippy. Would bring sunscreen.

Chris Vanek
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Hiking

apart of big mtn bike loop but this underrated trail is amazing, done alot of hiking and this has some great meadows and views up high with the ripe time right now, brushy with minimal use but that actually a +

sam johnson
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Hiking

Incredible hike. My partner and I are very out of shape but were able to pull this “off the couch” in about 9 hours. Very steep but mostly stable trail conditions. Overgrown in many places but not annoying. I had always focused more on the Enchantments and lake hikes but, you can’t see those peaks so well when you’re in them! This hike is special in large part (imho) in that you’re looking across the valley and this incredible range for the bulk of your time. And then of course, at the top the views open up to 360 degrees.

ian stephens
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Hiking

So much going on on this trail, simply fantastic!! Plenty of places to rest, an enjoyable amount of sunlight, & shade. Be sure to fight your way to the top... it’s worth every step! See you out there

Jessica Hudak
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Simon Guérard
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Hiking

Very nice view of cashmere!

W W
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No shade

Stiff climb. Good views. Busy today.

Melissa Brady
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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TB Buck
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HikingBlowdownRockySnow

Nice trail, was crowded today but still fun. The forest at the top was all frosted from the fog, was very beautiful.

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Amina Willard
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It was a beautiful day until we reached the top. Its freezing at the peak and no view for us today at top. Too many clouds and fog. Kind of a bummer. I loved all the wildflowers.

Tricia Jarrett
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HikingBlowdownNo shadeOver grownRockySnow

Beautiful views! We got all the seasons today! Snow and snowing up top, windy up there and heat coming down! It was foggy up too but the views going up and coming down were great. A few downed trees but easy to navigate around.

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James Lees
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Hiking

All Trails no longer works offline so you must have the map/trail downloaded before you lose coverage or its no longer a navigation device. We did this trail on June 7 and it was an overcast day as this hike has minimal shade. This hike all of a sudden is very very busy. Try dropping a car at the Icicle Ridge TH near town and follow the ridge back. I would wait a few more weeks for that though. Awesome loop hike.

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