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Went Sunday March 5. Was sunny and quite warm and with the weekend hiking/snowshoe traffic, the trail was in difficult shape. Fairly narrow in some sections and if you stepped off the trail you could find yourself down a foot or so in the snow. Made the hike more difficult, but some nice views to be had along the way and beautiful (and icy) at the top. Would have appreciated a decent technical pair of snowshoes for the trek, although not necessary, just watch your step.
I was told this was going to be a long hike, it was a long hike. Someone in our group had a GPS tracker device and it said we went longer than the advertised distance by several miles. We left Seattle around 5 am got back to Seattle around 10:30 pm. Lots of running and trying not to fall. Anyhow, very pretty, I would love to spend a 3 day weekend doing it again slower. Worth it!
I hiked here a few weeks ago. There was a decent amount of snow, but it was easy running on it with my yak trax. It was my first hike in the enchantments and it was so beautiful. It looked like Narnia. Can't wait to come back and check out other trails.
I did this hike about 4 years ago in the late spring early summer. A difficult hike with breathtaking scenery and lots of mountain goats. We took our time and completed this hike in a few days, enough time to bask in the overwhelming beauty-it's for good reason that this area is called "The Enchantments". While we did encounter several other groups of hikers along the way, the peace and pristine tranquility was in abundance. This is still one of my favorite and most memorable hikes.
Easy trail, more of a nature walk, good for all ages & experiences. Late in the season when snow starts appearing in higher elevations, this is a good choice for those ill equipped for the snow or those who just need to get out on the trail for a bit to recharge. Little elevation and nice scenery, as well as its location, just 20 minutes from Leavenworth, make this trail highly desirable in mid to late fall.