Schaefer Lake via Chiwawa River Road

MODERATE 6 reviews

Schaefer Lake via Chiwawa River Road is a 8.6 mile out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,798 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
muddy
over grown
23 days ago

The lake itself is pretty, but the trail isn’t the best. It’s very lightly trafficked (which is awesome) but that means the whole trail is super brushy, not a big deal but not fun without thick pants on. The first mile or so is pretty mellow and then you really start to feel that elevation gain. For the work you put in, it’s not anything crazy special.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Great, little get out and back for the weekend. Just enough [intense] elevation over a short distance to remind a desk jockey how little they get out anymore. Lots o' vegetation at the beginning, but things out with elevation. At the lowest elevations, in the summer/fall time, you're legs will be insanely happy if you wore VERY light pants.

hiking
1 month ago

The lake was beautiful but was quite crowded. The trail wasn’t to bad except for the bees.

hiking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

camping
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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