Icicle Ridge Trail (#1570)

MODERATE 222 reviews

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
1,758 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

9 days ago

Beautiful views!

16 days ago

Nice trail. The views along the way are mixed with the town of Leavenworth, the Wenatchee river and Icicle creek. Some nice sitting ricks for rest and the inclines were moderate as labeled. I don’t hike a lot but it’s always fun to find a summit, which this hike has.

trail running
1 month ago

If you're planning on using this trail past the 4th of July turnoff don't waste your time. I was planning on tying 4th of July with Chatter Creek via Icicle Ridge Trail and the trail is completely overgrown. Bushwacked for an hour trying to find any sign of a trail. Had to turn around. NEEDS SOME SERIOUS WORK.

hiking
1 month ago

Arrived 10:45. At summit 1:30pm. Sat around to eat. Took one hour to get down. Finished at 3:45pm. About ten cars in the area. Parking lot is not well defined. The trailhead is up the dirt road from the parking lot. This was a late start. Really hot. 80’s. I should learn to wake up earlier. No porta potty at the trail head. Trail is 75% exposed.

1 month ago

Definitely meh. Long, moderately steep hike with switchbacks. The summit was littered with some old burned out trees and the view was just so-so.

hiking
1 month ago

Very challenging. The hike up is uphill the entire time with no downhill points and very few flat points. There are a TON of switchbacks. Felt like it took forever to get up. But once you’re up there the views are amazing. You can see into the valley with the road into Leavenworth and the river. The hike down is steep but goes by very fast as most of the hike is steep.

1 month ago

Steady climb with beautiful views at the top! Take plenty of water on hot days.

1 month ago

Nice hike near Leavenworth.

A great hike. My husband and I went on a Sunday morning leaving at 8am only passed 2 others on the way up, coming down we passed 3. lots of great picture opportunities all the way up. 2 1/2 hours total with hanging out at the top for a bit.

hiking
1 month ago

Early morning 6 am start was still cool but began to warm pretty quickly. Bugs were pretty much non existent that early. The intermittent tree coverings were throughput the entire trail and welcome. Easier start the first half with heavier switchbacks and steeper ascent second half. View of Leavenworth and more at the top was outstanding. After turning in past the inconspicuous brown trail sign and when you get near the end of the road where you'll see a burm, road signs to the right saying where not to park are a little misleading. Turn in and up the entry road past the no parking left or right signs to find the trail head and parking area off the road. Rightly tagged a moderate hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is great, especially at the beginning of the season as a refresher. You'll definitley break a sweat on this steep trail with all of it switchbacks. Relatively short, not too difficult. Not great for young children though, took along a 10 year old & we had to bribe him to finish the hike. My dog loves this one when it's not too busy. Trail can be very crowded. I tend to go during the early season when it's still snowy. Definitely worth doing if you're in the area!!

1 month ago

Great views. Wouldn't recommend for young children. My 8 yr old kept up fine but I wouldn't call it family friendly because of how steep it is.

2 months ago

Spectacular views but tons of trees down on the trail. Made for a slow-going Hike. Not very runnable.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a good hike & pretty views. Tbeo switch backs are fairly steep - it was a bit of a challenge!

2 months ago

Great hike!
Starts out pretty easy, but definitely gets more steep towards the end (may be tough for people with creaky knees). It is well maintained and not toooo busy. The view at the top is totally worth it because you can see over the other side and the whole valley is below. Wouldn’t recommend in the rain (might get slippery). Would definitely do again!!

3 months ago

I love this trip, really got my heart pumping with switchbacks but worth it!

3 months ago

beautiful hike! took us just over two hours, and we ran most of the way down. beautiful views of leavenworth and the mountains and river! tons of wildflowers too! would recommend doing it in the morning to beat the heat.

3 months ago

We started out early in the morning and it was truly beautiful. There are many switchbacks with great places to catch your breath. Arriving at the top showcase views which are amazing of Leavenworth Valley, Cascade Mountains and Wenatchee River. Worth every breath.

hiking
3 months ago

I’m a heavy guy and decided to start dropping weight this year by walking and hiking. This new lifestyle change is eye opening for many reasons but for today it was the gorgeous views at the top (I took a right at the top to overlook Leavenworth). The trail was pretty crowded which was great for me since I had to stop all the time anyway so the extra stops were nice to catch my breath. An excellent experience. I’ll do it again.

3 months ago

Great spring with yellow daisies and some paint brush. Switchbacks all the way up. Tumwater Canyon, Leavenworth, and a 360 degree view at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice views at the top. Lots of switchbacks in the beginning with minimum views, Getting to the top is worth it.

4 months ago

The scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The hike gets very steep when you get closer the the top. My friends and myself didn’t make it to the top. I wouldn’t recommend for new hikers.

hiking
4 months ago

It was an amazing trail. There was snow about half way up, but even hiking in sneakers was doable. Completely worth the view.

5 months ago

it is a amazing trail

6 months ago

Wore spikes but didn’t necessarily need them most of the way. Beneficial going up in some places this time of year. View from the top was spectacular. Would definitely do it again!

6 months ago

My first time there, made it about halfway up I guess. a lot of snow and with the elevation, that was a lot for me. hope to do it again soon and be able to make it to the top.

hiking
7 months 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
8 months 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.

9 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.

9 months ago

beautiful views of the Leavenworth area. great hike

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