Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

I love this trip, really got my heart pumping with switchbacks but worth it!

beautiful hike! took us just over two hours, and we ran most of the way down. beautiful views of leavenworth and the mountains and river! tons of wildflowers too! would recommend doing it in the morning to beat the heat.

Too much snow at the top, last half a mile snow is everywhere could not find trail. Ended up turning around. We’ll try again in a month or so when snow melts.

We started out early in the morning and it was truly beautiful. There are many switchbacks with great places to catch your breath. Arriving at the top showcase views which are amazing of Leavenworth Valley, Cascade Mountains and Wenatchee River. Worth every breath.

I’m a heavy guy and decided to start dropping weight this year by walking and hiking. This new lifestyle change is eye opening for many reasons but for today it was the gorgeous views at the top (I took a right at the top to overlook Leavenworth). The trail was pretty crowded which was great for me since I had to stop all the time anyway so the extra stops were nice to catch my breath. An excellent experience. I’ll do it again.

Great spring with yellow daisies and some paint brush. Switchbacks all the way up. Tumwater Canyon, Leavenworth, and a 360 degree view at the top.

Pleasant hike. Great views.

Great trail with sweeping views. Will definitely go back

Nice views at the top. Lots of switchbacks in the beginning with minimum views, Getting to the top is worth it.

The scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The hike gets very steep when you get closer the the top. My friends and myself didn’t make it to the top. I wouldn’t recommend for new hikers.

It was an amazing trail. There was snow about half way up, but even hiking in sneakers was doable. Completely worth the view.

it is a amazing trail

hiking
3 months ago

Started hiking this trail from the Nordic center. The first 1 mile or so feels like you’re going straight up. There is still a lot of snow which most of it is compressed. I was able to do it in regular hiking shoes. As my gf and I arrived to the lake, it was frozen over! We were able to walk over it, but it felt risky. Anyways, overall good short hike!

Wore spikes but didn’t necessarily need them most of the way. Beneficial going up in some places this time of year. View from the top was spectacular. Would definitely do it again!

My first time there, made it about halfway up I guess. a lot of snow and with the elevation, that was a lot for me. hope to do it again soon and be able to make it to the top.

It doesn't get any better than this! Microspikes and good music. I forgot to hit record, but it was a grand time! Cool people to say hi to at the top too.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Our first snowshoe trip with our family. Even though it was overcast, it was beautiful. We arrived early and were the first on the trail.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Good 2.5 hour snowshoe in and 1.5 hours back. Signage good but mainly followed the trail footprints. Not many people there today. Nice view of the lake and mountains at top.

Great fitness outing. Played around on crampons, but it was a little more on the micro spike side of trail conditions. Slick at the top (except not at all with crampons). Nice to just get out really quick. Fantastic partners for the outing.

hiking
6 months ago

this is a fun trail if you are looking for a quick hike. The view from up top is good with a view up tumwater canyon and the Leavenworth area. great cardio work out.

beautiful views of the Leavenworth area. great hike

hiking
7 months ago

5.5 out and back. It’s certainly a beautiful hike and with a moderate elevation gain of about 2200ft. We hit snow at about 2.5 miles up. The lake is amazing and worth the climb. Some downed trees on the trail, but nothing impassable. Great overall hike!

Beautiful fall color contrast

Trail narrows greatly near the top.

A nice set of trails that provide awesome views of the surrounding mountains and valley with great overhead views of Leavenworth. We hiked at a moderate pace and did multiple loops (wapati, mountain home ridge, overlook loop, and ridge ride trail which all connected together) in 4 hours. The trailhead is 15 minutes from downtown Leavenworth, a great excursion on Oktoberfest weekend. The written directions in the app are exactly correct. There is a little lot at the end of mountain home rd, on the right side, which holds 8-10 cars. Directly across from it was an old fire road which led to the network of trails. Very good signage throughout. TONS of wildlife: herd of elk on the access road, a black bear on a ridge approx 500ft from the trail, a small snake, and many bird varieties. The bear ran off pretty soon after seeing us but bear spray wouldn’t hurt, especially if hiking in spring with new cubs running around.

A nice set of trails that provide awesome views of the surrounding mountains and valley with great overhead views of Leavenworth. We hiked at a moderate pace and did multiple loops (wapati, mountain home ridge, overlook loop, and ridge ride trail) which all connected together in 4 hours. The trail is 15 minutes from downtown Leavenworth, a great excursion on Oktoberfest weekend. The written directions in the app are exactly correct. There is a little lot at the end of mountain home rd, on the right side, which holds 8-10 cars. Directly across from it was an old fire road which led to the network of trails. Very good signage throughout. TONS of wildlife: herd of elk on the access road, a black bear on a ridge approx 500ft from the trail, a small snake, and many bird varieties. The bear ran off pretty soon after seeing us but bear spray wouldn’t hurt, especially if hiking in spring with new cubs running around.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, intimate and charming trail. Very light traffic; we were the only ones there that day. Got caught in heavy rain, but it was still a good hike and view of the lake.

Well groomed, enjoyable hiking trail. Provides a beautiful view of the valley.

We didn't see much wildlife.

Nice little jaunt to the top. We do it every time we're in town.

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