Old Pipeline Bed Trail

EASY 36 reviews

Old Pipeline Bed Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

cave

river

views

rocky

Directions from Leavenworth: Travel west on Highway 2 for 1.7 miles. Turn left at the public fishing/picnicking area (site of the powerhouse). Hike across the bridge and turn upstream.

hiking
22 days ago

Loved this hike! Saw a few other hikers/families. Found the cave at the end of the trail! If you're into Geo caching this is a great spot! Very picturesque!!Easy hike!

A good quick morning walk. Loved the bridge crossing and the little creek crossings along the trail. Walking along the river so picture opportunities are everywhere. We were told by a local after we had done the hike that at the end where you end up on the edge of the rocks along the water,(the turn around point) that there is a cave you can go explore if you have a headlamp. Next time we go we will see if we can find it.

5 months ago

perfect easy walk for younger children we were just wearing tennis shoes and feet were just a little wet by the end waterproof hiking boots would be better choice path is well packed snow entire way and a couple small streams to cross and explore along the way our children are 7 and almost 11 and had no problems took an hour to reach end before turning around and heading back on beautiful sunny day

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Was an easy snowy hike along the river. No elevation gain. Only sketchy part was crossing a little stream in or snowshoes but overall.. absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite peaceful hikes/spots

7 months ago

once you step 45ft down from road, the only sound you hear is the running river. light traffic during Ice Fest.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Beautiful and easy snowshoe hike just outside of Leavenworth. Starts with path crossing river on foot bridge. Then path follows along river for about 1.57 miles. Nice short hike while visiting Leavenworth.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Scenic and easy. In the spring rushing water goes through the trail

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

short trail, but beautiful pretty easy family friendly. pretty areas where u can swim

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The trail is fairly flat easy terrain, perfect for all ages, with a few stopping points along the way. The only challenge is the last 50 yards or so when you find yourself scrambling a small hillside just above the rapids. The real highlight is the beginning of the trail and the unobstructed views of the river.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Loved it

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beautiful hike! Left some painted (environmentally friendly) rocks for people to find on this hike. :)

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Good trail to take kids, there are some rocky spots and you have to descend rocks to get down to the "beach" area at the wooden cross. We got to watch rock climbers across the lake high up on the rocks, pretty neat.

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fun trail for a short hike. Man made cave at the end of the trail behind big boulders.

walking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Pretty walk, but you never escape the highway. There's a nice sandy beach part way out where my dogs like to chase each other around and splash in the water. Based on the little wooden cross up above, I believe some folks may have underestimated the current in the river here and drowned, so be warned. There are serious rapids downstream as well with very high flow this time of year (March). I come here pretty regularly as a dog walk.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Simple walk through the woods with only a few short parts that are a little challenging and more like hiking. Great walk for the whole family. If you go off the main trail you'll get more of a hike. This is a beautiful part of Central Washington any time of year. There's a shrine at about the halfway mark for two young women who passed away in a river accident that heeds a warning to respect the river's strength. There is a sketchy little path down to a beautiful sandy beach at the shrine. We sat in the sand and watched the salmon jump and saw rock climbers on a rock face across the river and highway. At the end of the true trail there is a beautiful weeping rock.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

beautiful view of the river. nice and shady hike. perfect for a relaxing walk in nature.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

This trail was great! An easy hike that took about an hour and a half. We went in mid October when the leaves were changing so it was beautiful. Suitable for children and lots of pretty views. Did not have an issue with it being close to highway 2.

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

The river views are nice, but the trail parallels Highway 2 and the sound of cars is ever present. Almost too easy and too short of a hike. Trail guide states that the trail ends at a big rock, however I think we went past the rock. I didn't realize that the trail ended until I was on my hands and knees looking for footholds and decided that I wasn't having fun anymore : ) Turned around. Also watch out for old mining daggers in the middle of the trail.

Friday, May 15, 2015

It's a nice walk in a pretty part of the world. However, there's a makeshift bridge you have to cross about halfway in that was a little scary for children and the less experienced hiker. (I've included a picture) Still a fun hike though!

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