Old Pipeline Bed Trail

EASY 22 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

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.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Loved it

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

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

5 months ago

walking
6 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
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
Monday, August 01, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

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!