Explore the most popular fishing trails near Leavenworth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Found out about this hike on Instagram and decided to drive 4 hours to hike it. Well worth the time and money because the view of the lake, and the color of the water, is breathtakingly beautiful! Planning on going back!

2 days ago

Below 8 mile lake the fire damage is about 6 years old. Beyond the base of the lake the fire damage is from 2017. Not worth exploring much past the lake. Ground is mostly ash and trees are nearly all burned up. If you can, find another trail without fire damage and save this one for 15 years from now.

Great hike and beautiful! Pretty easy and mostly flat.

The bugs were insane. Little guy got tired and we were tired of swatting the mosquitos so we did not complete the loop. Will definitely try again when it’s cooler and we can wear more layers.

backpacking
12 days ago

If you want to get to the upper lake there is a trail that cuts off to the left right above the 5000’ elevation sign. Do yourself a favor and take this instead of trying to bushwhack around the lower lake.

awesome hike, beautiful views, not very challenging. i will do this hike again

hiking
16 days ago

Not difficult, pretty and not as much as expected but it was short fun hike to take pictures at!

on Icicle Gorge Trail

hiking
20 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike! We did this hike with our 4 year old 5 days ago, we felt like we took a wrong turn but we finally got to the trailhead at 9 am where there were a handful of cars. Since it’s a loop we let our son pick which way he chose left. It was nice and easy lots of birds and chipmunks and plant life to discuss keeping the little guy busy. Plenty of places to break for snacks and dip your toes in the river. There’s a great swimming hole at Rock Island campground with a vault toilet and water fountain about 2/3 way around(if you go left) It was hot and a good 1/3 of the hike was not shaded which is why we went early. All in all I highly recommend and the full parking lot when we got back tells I’m not the only one!

backpacking
24 days ago

If you like overgrown and sometimes primitive trails - then take this one.
Rated as 5 star because I like those types of trails.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful views on this easy trail. You can even easily go off roading and down to the water for some really incredible views. The only thing is, the road leading up to the parking lot for the trail! For about a mile and a half you’re just on gravel dirt road and my small little car did not appreciate it.

we got the early, plenty of parking then but when leaving it was really full. The hike was beautiful and not many people.

on Hidden Lake Trail

28 days ago

Beautiful hike with a swim in a crystal clear lake at the end. The trail was very easy for the kids too.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of short branch offs that give amazing views of the water. In a few places along the trail you can actually get in the water. Very easy trail, well worth the trip

Great loop trail, parking lot was a bit busy and the road was a little rough but worth the drive.

hiking
1 month ago

Great day to hike even if a bit hot. Black flys kept us moving. Saw a bear along the way and lots of fish jumping in Eight Mile Lake. We didn't explore around the lake long enough to find a great spot to hangout. If we had found one this would be 5-stars.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and enjoyable :)

hiking
1 month ago

I really hated this hike. Honestly, I’m giving it an extra star only because my husband actually really like it. You’d have to ask him why, I don’t know. The river is pretty, but you are only hiking next to it for part of the hike and can only access it at a few points to cool off. The trail is damn hot. A lot of sun exposure, no breeze, and the ground gets too hot for dog feet in many spots. Bring booties for your dog or be prepared to carry him through these sections. This trail is also very crowded and you hike through a large campground for part of the time which is just so weird. Not for me.

hiking
1 month ago

My girlfriend and I spent the night at Glacier Peak campground and the next morning went up for a nice easy hike. The water’s color was amazing and surrounded by massive mountains

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views all around. Heavily trafficked. Very easy hike, good for families, groups, and dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Short but pretty good view of Hidden Lake. The trail is in good shape and is well maintained. Plenty of parking at the trailhead.

As with most places in this area, there are mosquitoes, so bring bug repellent.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, no snow to deal with a little water on the trail at certain points. Bugs were very bad and be aware there is not much tree cover so wear sunblock. Overall a good day on the trail.

on Icicle Gorge Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful, easy walk along the river with some educational placards placed along the trail. Bumpy gravel road to get to the TH. Only drawback was the mosquitos. Spray down with bug spray before you leave home cause they are on you the moment you open your car door in the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Ohh the switchbacks! My calves are singing today. Did a day hike just to the falls. We saw a 4 foot rattler on the way back down stretched the width of the trail. He was minding his own business trying to get to the boulders above.

Beautiful views of the river. Easy trail to walk!

Did an overnighter to Lake Colchuck with the family on June 29-30. It was my daughter's first backpacking trip. The trail is great! Not a footpath by any means, but a rocky, root-strewn, steep trail. By no means is it hard, but it isn't for the faint of heart either unless they're willing to take breaks in between working.

There are a few really great campsites on the water, but there are plenty of sites if you walk off the beaten path a little.

At the tail end of June it is pretty buggy, so big spray is a must! The views are well worth it though.

My wife and I have to go back to do Asgard's pass because it looks amazing!

Challenging and beautiful

A pleasant 4.4 mile trail. Gentle elevation gain. Good for kids if the distance isn’t too far. Beautiful scenery with the mountains and river.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail on the weekend so was a bit busy but not too bad overall. A few short muddy sections but easy to get through on logs. Bugs were out but we applied Deet before starting the trail and the bugs didn't bother us at all the whole trip. Fireweed was just beginning to bloom so will be beautiful in a few days. Very beautiful hike, will definitely do it again.

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