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Mountain Home Ridge [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Mountain Home Ridge [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 898 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

Private property

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Getting There

Note: Users have reported that the last section of the trail is within private property. Please be respectful of landowners and stay on publicly accessible trails.

Parking on the right side of the road, trail begins at the gate on the left side of the road. No facilities.

From Seattle via Stevens Pass (Hwy 2): Drive through Leavenworth on Hwy 2 to the bridge over the Wenatchee River. Immediately after the bridge turn right on East Leavenworth Road. After a short distance turn left onto Mountain Home Road, proceed 3.5 miles up Mountain Home Road until you come to the sign for the end of county road.

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Alonzo Urena
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Hiking

This is private property, but if you stay on the Canyon Crest Trail you can still get a decent hike.

Kris Hesse
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Hiking

Trail closed and marked private property

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Jacob Mullins
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HikingClosed

Trail was closed 1.25 miles out unfortunately. A tree was laid down and a sign said private property. If you go right instead there’s Canyon Crest Trail. There are hills and moderate sounds appropriate.

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Jessica Williams
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HikingPrivate property

Fun hike! We followed the directions to the trail head and were very confused where to go. We ended up walking the rest of the ya up the road and was a very beautiful view. Trail ends at private property.

Mal Matteo
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absolutely breathtaking views... not just at the top, but the whole way up!!!! loved it.

Noe Mari
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Hiking

dirt road pretty easy, would rather bike or take a dirt bike instead of hike..

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Megan Johnson
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Beautiful hike!!

David Zempel
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HikingPrivate property

Don’t follow this map used by All Trails, it is very misleading. If you follow it, you will just turn around after about a mile, because the trail it marks runs into private property. The trail is completely blocked by the property owners at that point and marked “no trespassing.” A much better hike, with much better views, is had by staying right at the signboard and following the Canyon Crest and Rat Creek loop. Recommend taking the Canyon Crest side out and the Rat Creek side back for better views.

Joanna Rolland
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still patches of snow but non the less what a great hike and a way to get out of town our dog loved this hike PLEASE leash your dogs .A lot of dogs not on leash.We got a lot of there friendly while my husband I were trying to keep our dog away on a short leash and grabbing her harness to pull her to the side of the trail

Kate W
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Hiking

Great, easy trail! The benches mark perfect places to stop and enjoy the view.

Stephanie Marie
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Hiking

Great views overlooking Leavenworth. The trail is pretty exposed so not a lot of shade at all & fairly dusty.

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Lindsay McMahon
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Hiking

July 19 is when I went on this hike, all of the wild flowers were burnt out by this time and it was extremely dry. The views were amazing though. In addition, I went left at the trailhead instead of right so I’m not sure which way is best. I would definitely do the hike again closer to the early spring to see the wild flowers, it was clear that they had been living and vibrant!

Terry Jenkins
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Hiking

Great views on both sides of trail once you get to the top of road/ridge. Can only go about halfway before you come to a tree in the path w/ “No Trespassing” sign. Still a nice little hike (about 2.5 miles RT) with some great picnic spots. If you want more mileage come back to the trailhead sign (where you turned left) and go the other way (right). More ridges and meadows, birds and wildflowers.

David Hoekman
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Saw a black bear

Morgan Smathers
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This trail is almost entirely on private property and clearly marked NO TRESPASSING. The public portion is all on an old road.

Jason Schumacher
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Very few people on this trail even at the height of tourist season (summer weekend) for the area. Not too strenuous with beautiful sweeping views at the end of the trail. T-Mobile cell service available for most of the trail. *We saw two juvenile bears near the top July 7th around 10AM*

Bill Tocco
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Hiking

Moderate trail with spectacular views of Leavenworth and the surroundings. We saw a lot of birds and a few other small creatures. Beautiful flowers all along the trail. Saw literally no one the day after Memorial Day!

Jenna Moore
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Arrived around 10am and there was plenty of room for parking which was surprising for a holiday weekend. This trail has many trail spurs, old fire roads, and short overlook trails so make sure you have the map and a recording going so you know where the main trail is. Cell service is great up there so the GPS shouldn't have trouble pinpointing you. Lots of lupine, lomatiums, balsomroot, and other flowering forbs and shrubs through this forest trail. My parents, who are from the olympic peninsula, really loved taking pictures of the flowers and mountains when they peaked out from the trees. Good family hike!

Roy Draggoo
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Pleasant hike. Great views.

mitchell jordan
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Hiking

Great trail with sweeping views. Will definitely go back

Jason Ray
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Hiking
D W.
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Hiking

Love love love this trail! Very lightly trafficked, which was nice! very peaceful. Beautiful views! Only negative is our dogs did come back with ticks and we saw a couple snakes.

Shannon Bernard
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Hiking

Stopped for a late day hike 4/11/17. Close to town, and a few times I could hear ATVs and barking dogs and such from the residences nearby, but other than that, this hike felt much more remote and private than that. I appreciated the relative solitude. Easy network of trails on mostly rolling hills...not a switchback in sight. Wide trails, still some snow fields this time of year. There are some very nice views to be had. This would be a great place to trail run. Signs of deer, elk, and bear, although we only saw turkey. The road up is mostly in ok shape at this time, but beware some ponding covering nearly the entire road surface in places. I would have been pretty nervous going through those in a low clearance vehicle. The county road ends at the trailhead and then becomes forest service road, won't be passable for month or two yet.

MC Hiker
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Hiking
First to Review

After reading about this land conservation project I decided to check it out. Nice trail system overall and fairly moderate as you hike along a ridge. I went on a Tuesday and there was zero traffic but I don't know how crowded it gets on the weekends. I hiked all the trails at once starting with a big loop to the left and the Peshastin Lookout followed by Boundary Butte to the right. Yellow balsamroot was everywhere, but especially on the far north section of the Wapiti Way trail where you will walk through a whole field of it on the ridge top. Less crowded alternative to Icicle Ridge.

Zofia Demecka
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Selena Nobbs
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Molly Robertson
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