Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

Don't let the mileage fool you, the elevation gain makes up for it! So beautiful at the lakes! The mosquitos and flys are INSANE right now, bug spray did nothing to help. I would give this five stars but the trailhead is just on the road and no bathrooms. There are lots of places to easily access Lake Minotaur and cool views of Theseus. Lots of places to explore and spread out and enjoy, only you can't enjoy because of the bugs.

great hike!!! did in 1 day....

Legitimately my favorite day hike to date.

This is my jam ✌️❤️

hiking
11 days ago

Started at Colchuck and did the through hike in a day (20mi). The descents felt harder than the climbs, grippy shoes are a must. Only saw a couple of people without poles. Make sure to save some time for hanging out on the top of the pass! Can't wait to do it again!

hiking
12 days ago

NOT TRUE. Dogs are not allowed. I couldn't hike this trail because I had mine with me.
Can someone correct the error?

Sooo many bugs. They were worst at the beginning of the trail and near the top. This trail is definitely a work out and gets lots of sun. Sunscreen and bug spray are a must. WTA must have come recently because most of the down trees were cleared. A few more had recently blown down but they were easy to step over. This trail does go through a recent burn area, hiking through this area would be dangerous on a windy day. This hike would only be better if it weren’t for the incessant bugs.

hiking
17 days ago

The trail was good, a few trees were down. it was a great workout and awesome veiw!

hiking
18 days ago

The road going in is a very bumpy. We managed in my Hyundai Sonata, but it would have been much easier in a high clearance vehicle. There isn’t much parking at the trailhead, but on a Sunday morning, there was only one other car there anyways. The trail up is rough! The trial was recently logged and there are a lot of downed trees, so trail isn’t very clear at first, but it’s doable. You walk along side a raging river with waterfalls almost the entire way. There are very few switchbacks and they are STEEP. But don’t worry, it’s only about 1.8 miles up. There was a snowfield at the top that was rapidly melting. If you look closely, you’ll find watermelon snow as well! The trail is pretty hard to find with the snow, but as long as you keep the river to your right, you’ll find the lake. There is snow everywhere, so I wouldn’t advise camping unless you’re prepared. The walk over to the cliff overlooking Theseus is short, so absolutely make the extra walk. However, we didn’t see a safe way down to the lake with the snow, so we saved that hike for another (much warmer) day. Gorgeous hike and well worth it. I highly recommend.

the best hike Ive ever hikes. glorious

I can’t get enough of these beautiful views!

Hiked to the top of Asgard pass and back from Lake Colchuck side. Gorgeous and extremely as difficult coming down as going up. Lots of Mt.Goats. Don't need snow gear. Just a good set of hiking shoes and pack a light jacket. It's cold up at the top. Enjoy...

1 month ago

One of my all time favorites! Aasgard Pass is hard but well worth it. I recommend leaving a car at each end. I’ve done it both as a day hike and over several days.

The hike was great. Some snow was on the trail in the basin above Little Caroline Lake. Flowers were nice. Hundreds and hundreds of ladybugs at the top. 8 hours round trip with just a few breaks to pump water and grab a bite and take in a view..

Second trip in the last two weeks. Trail is now clear of snow. Mosquitoes are thick at the beginning of the trail. Biting ladybugs at the top. Beautiful whether! Great views. Took first time hikers yesterday and they made the round trip in 13 hours. We took quite a few rest breaks

No snow. Tons of mosquitos the entire way. Very dirty. Still beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Butt kicker! Went with two teen girls and we all made the top. Once up 1/2 mi. from top snow ate the trail, just go up hill(duh) going down was dangerously fun falling lots. Awesome alpine views at top. Worth it. Mosquitoville all the way on 5/20 ay

I travel extensively and have hiked all over the place. Very surprised how backwards WA is with their dog policies. Time to catch up with the rest of the Nation. Even the world.

Summited this Memorial Day weekend. It’s a great workout on the way up, but not very well maintained. There were fallen trees all over the trail. I made the mistake of wearing shorts and my legs got totally scraped up climbing over them. Bushes along the trail have overtaken it in some spots, so watch out for ticks! I think it just needs some TLC from Washington Trails Association. Still some snow during the last mile, but nothing I couldn’t handle with some careful footing. It’s a long one, but the view is nice once you get to the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike overall and I would recommend checking it out. It is longer this route than anticipated with total hike of 10 to 11 miles and about 2800 vertical. The extra distance was due to the fact that you have to park lower to access the trail. The road up the last bit was pretty much impossible even with 4x4 as with a large section of the road washed out and several large trenches. I agree with the review by Cooper, as the featured map was not the route I took. The alternative route is the south route. That being said.... there are tons of wildflowers out right now and it is quite pretty. There's a good view overlooking Leavenworth also. The last part has a mild to moderate scramble and requires a little bit of Route finding. People have set up Cairns but don't rely on them fully as a couple are misleading, especially on the way down. The top gives a good view of Icicle Creek and part of the enchantments but was unable to see snowy Lakes. Overall the hike was worth it and offered some good views.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail to the summit, but lots of dead standing timber ready to fall or burn. Saw one tree fall near trail, heard another fall and saw one hanging precariously over the trail. Small amount of snow near top on trail but can be circumvented easily if desired.

rock climbing
1 month ago

Through hiked this one in a day last summer with an ascent of the West Ridge of Prusik Peak thrown in for good measure. Stunning scenery. I don't advocate drinking untreated water, but I filled up at a couple stream with no ill effects. Going low (Snow Lakes) to high (Colchuck) makes this a full value day, but the trail gets a bit tough to follow in the dark after rounding Colchuck.

BE AWARE OF THE GLISSADING DANGER ON ASGARD PASS.

hiking
1 month ago

Overall quite a nice hike. It is a little early still with 1-2 feet of snow on the road. I walked an extra 1.5 miles to get to the TH. There was also 1-2+ feet of packed snow from about 1/3rd of the way up to the top. Views from the top were great and worth it, but likely worth waiting for the snow to melt further.

hiking
2 months ago

Strong workout. Nice views at the top but nothing outstanding. Lots of fallen trees that are annoying if you like to walk at a steady pace. BUGS!!!!
We're glad we did it, but we'll not do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

We summited on May 5. Great hike until about 5k feet when the snow got pretty deep. You’ll want a downloaded trail map to find your way. Snowshoes and poles with baskets also a good idea. Bring lots of water, that last climb is a burner but well worth it.

Most beautiful ending to a hike ever. The way up is pretty hard and (honestly) ugly, but once you break through to the view and the meadows it is amazing. I definitely recommend going across the stream from the lake up over the hill to see the best view. Great hike!

Did this in 2015 with a few friends. Note that coming down to the lower side, having ascended Aasgard Pass, requires some boulder clambering skills, though no extra equipment above a pair of shoes with good grip is required. Outstanding views along the way. Really is a must hike for any fit person in Washington.

hiking
3 months ago

In the snow, this hike was OK. Only made it about 70-80% up. Did it in sneakers and kept punching through the snow near the top. First time hiking this trail so no idea where I was going. Followed the snowshoe tracks until they stopped.

Sad - no good pictures and not much to see. But then again, didnt do the entire hike.

camping
5 months ago

Very hard and grueling hike, but worth every step. Highly recommended that you camp and NOT make this a day trip.

hiking
6 months ago

My favorite trail in this area! It is a magical place!

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