Old Pipeline Bed Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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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.

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

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

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.

1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

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
9 months ago

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
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

hiking
Saturday, September 06, 2014