Icicle Ridge Trail (#1570)

MODERATE 145 reviews
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Icicle Ridge Trail (#1570) is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

lake

views

wild flowers

Directions from Leavenworth: Take Icicle Creek Road (#76) south for approximately 1.5 miles from US 2 highway. Look for the trailhead on the right.

hiking
13 days ago

It doesn't get any better than this! Microspikes and good music. I forgot to hit record, but it was a grand time! Cool people to say hi to at the top too.

hiking
1 month ago

Great fitness outing. Played around on crampons, but it was a little more on the micro spike side of trail conditions. Slick at the top (except not at all with crampons). Nice to just get out really quick. Fantastic partners for the outing.

2 months ago

this is a fun trail if you are looking for a quick hike. The view from up top is good with a view up tumwater canyon and the Leavenworth area. great cardio work out.

2 months ago

beautiful views of the Leavenworth area. great hike

hiking
3 months ago

Trail narrows greatly near the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Well groomed, enjoyable hiking trail. Provides a beautiful view of the valley.

We didn't see much wildlife.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little jaunt to the top. We do it every time we're in town.

hiking
5 months ago

It was good, I was hoping for better views.

6 months ago

This trail is extremely busy. So many people and a lot of people with their dogs off leash. Very difficult to manuver and avoid. Very narrow trail and one of the more difficult hikes we have done. Very dry and dusty in a lot of parts and sucks when it's 100 degrees outside. The views are nice, and worth it! wouldn't do it again, but it was a good experience. :)

hiking
6 months ago

My favorite local spot for a great sunset or challenging work out. My friends and I did this for a full moon hike and loved every minute of it. I have since hiked it a few more times. It is consistent switch backs the whole way up, but is very easy to follow and the payout is spectacular.
The views show parts of the Tumwater canyon down into Leavenworth, and up the icicle toward sleeping lady! Takes 2-4 hours depending on fitness level and how long you like to take in the views. Enjoy!

6 months ago

We came here on a Thursday morning in the summer time. After you park on the road, you just take either path and it will lead you to the start of the trailhead. This hike going up was hard. I've done multiple hikes and this was one of the tougher ones.. maybe because the sun was blazing and we were kind of hungover... took us a little over an hour and a half to go up... we took numerous breaks. Anyway, coming down, we had a (fairly large) snake in the path... almost fell off jumping to avoid it. The path is very dusty. The view at top was really not that great to be honest. The views on the way up were better in my opinion. Took a little less than an hour to get down.

Should start earlier on these beautiful sunny days, but great hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Had a great time with the old lady and dog! We were rewarded with a great view at the top for the finale.

hiking
7 months ago

Steady climb up
Great views
Awesome flowers

7 months ago

Much more sandy/slippery terrain than we expected.

7 months ago

Went with an old high school friend today. Spectacular views but it got hot on the trail. It was 92° when we got back to our car. I would definitely do this trail again once it cools down a little!

hiking
8 months ago

A good trail for an elevated heart rate but the views are just okay... I'd do it again if I were in town but I don't think I would drive out of the way to do it.

8 months ago

great views.

hiking
8 months ago

Had a few hours to kill after my buddy tweaked his shoulder climbing. Nice short little jaunt and cool view of Leavenworth. Sadly you can't see any of the truly impressive mountains like the enchantments to the south. If able (and they are snow free) I would recommend the higher elevation hikes like colchuck & Stuart over this any day.

hiking
9 months ago

amazing view from the top

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