Old Pipeline Bed Trail

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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: 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
15 hours ago

Short but pretty along the river. Great break from the crowds in Leavenworth. Trail “keeps going” beyond when it should due to previous rebels. Stop when you don’t feel safe.

hiking
over grown
rocky
washed out
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

A very pretty easy trail along the river. We saw a pair of Common Merganser’s on the river. The bridge is a beautiful photo spot. Lots of wild flowers this time of year. Due to the snow run off it appears as if the trail ends about 1/2 mile in but there are a couple of down logs you can cross over and keep going to the end where there is a cave. We didn’t go into the cave but it had beautiful ferns growing down from it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great flat trail for a good hour hike outside Leavenworth. Very easy, with one stream crossing, so make sure you wear waterproof boots or be prepared to take your shoes off!

washed out
1 month ago

Love this trail. Good year round. BUT is currently washed out .5 miles in. Passable by more determined hikers. Inexperienced hikers and those with small children may be deterred.

1 month ago

easy flat and beautiful river. good for kids, older people or a casual walk.

1 month ago

great riverside trail close to Leavenworth. short and easy but worth it. good to have a walking pole or find a stout stick to help across a creek.

hiking
2 months ago

Great, super easy trail. Lots of cool views of the river and cliffs/rock formations on both sides. A bit of log/rock-hopping to clear some water and had to take off shoes/socks to wade across once. Totally worth it!

trail running
6 months ago

Such an awesome spot, only 2 minutes away from Leavenworth! Only downside - no drainage on the bridge. Luckily there are logs on the bridge that act as a bridge one the bridge.... totally worth it!

7 months ago

amazing..first time going.easy for our 2 year old to walk on.Amazing views and picture oppurtunitys

8 months ago

I love this trail. you can hear the sound of the river.

nature trips
8 months ago

easy and beautiful any time of year. this is a great hike to take an unexperienced hiker on. they will absolutely love everything that they see. there's a neat bear cave and a couple of opportunities to go off the path toward the water. great fun for lazy day exploring.

9 months ago

Beautiful quick hike just minutes from Leavenworth. Suitable for all fitness levels, lightly trafficked, plenty of parking. Historical marker/ info about the old pipeline wasn’t available onsite, so we left with some questions!

hiking
9 months ago

great easy hike, was able to explore the cave at the end but you can easily miss it. if the trail starts to get too narrow then you can gone too far.

hiking
10 months 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.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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
Sunday, January 28, 2018

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

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

snowshoeing
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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.

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