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

Fantastic and steep trail. Was a quick run. Highlight was definitely jumping in the lake as a reward!

hiking
9 days ago

Nice hike. you can continue to explore on which I believe connects you to the beehive trail.

honestly I give this hike a 5 star rating. I do agree that it ducks about the mosquitoes but it's nature! what do you expect? easy hike for anyone no matter the hiking experience in my opinion. beautiful view of the lakes. I went about two weeks ago on the 24th and the weather was just perfect. definitely recommend this if you want a nice easy hike. Little steep at the beginning but it does get a bit better.

I took my daughter and two of her friends (inexperienced backpackers) as well as two dogs. The hike in was very nice. The lake(s) are very beautiful. The campsite is nice as it overlooks the lake. We say a couple of people on day hikes, but otherwise we had the run of the place. I can't say enough how thick the mosquitoes were. They did go away after the sun went down, but otherwise they were thick and aggressive. Sometimes I would get a mouth full of them. I found myself covered in spray as well as layered up with anything that covered skin. I would give it 5 stars but for the bugs.

We were in and out in 2 hours. Pretty steep going up. Nice view at the lakes. Major down side... the mosquitoes!

Take BUG SPRAY!!

Hard hike, but worth the trip. Lakes are crystal clear! Don’t forget you bug spray, mosquitoes were thick!

Easy to get to and clear signage on the trail. The first mile is fairly steep with switchbacks but the trail is clear of debris and shaded by tall conifers. Both lakes are full and beautiful in color (take bug spray!). A good summer hike but I definitely want to go again during the fall while the larches are changing. Lots of people were camping, fishing, and day hiking with or without children and dogs. A good family hike!

Was a fun hike and very refreshing when you get to the lake. Beautiful!

Lake cara is bigger than lake Marion. Camped out for a day with about 8 other friends. If you’re planning on camping out make sure to take a blanket and a sleeping bag. Around this time it’s quite cold at night and the wind is a bit nippy. We did leave a bunch of gathered wood next to the campfire rocks on the northeast side of the lake.

We took our 2 dogs up there today and it was perfect! It was a beautiful day and a lot of fun. The trail was nice as well. Not too easy, not too hard. Will definitely go back again!

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, beautiful lake Clara makes the hike worth it. Perfect weather with light rain. Very popular trail, expect to see several people along the way.

good trail hike

Still some patches of ice and snow. Pretty steep hike most of the way. Took about two hours. Lake is beautiful.

2 months ago

Cool hike, forgiving. Fun views and close to town. Lots of people and dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Oh very confusing route to the lake. Many different trails and roads that Intersect each other. Reservoir was very pretty but took us awhile and a GPS to find it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and great views. There is still lots of snow on the trail. Some areas were packed down and easy to hike, other areas, I was falling through the snow up to my knees. Having snow shoes with me would have been nice, but the trail wasn't too long and the view at the end was worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful sunny day with some long range views in places easy hike on packed snow with 7 and 10 year old wearing hiking boots. will do again in warmer months for sure, very nice first day of Spring hike

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views! Not sure if we made it all of the way, but we were close. The trail was well packed down until the end part then it was a little deep in places. Just hiked in regular hiking boots and they worked well!

went snowshoeing there today. was a great short trail with a good climb. it was pretty foggy so views weren't the greatest but I'd love to do it again. the trail was easy to follow and seems to get steady traffic

Love this hike for a quick one. Done in about 2 hours.

Mostly forest road limited single track. Good for dogs in the summer as they get a good swim. No signage to follow so refer to your google map.

Mostly forest road limited single track. Good for dogs in the summer as they get a good swim. No signage to follow so refer to your google map.

Very steep. Worth the beautiful lake

Very steep. Worth the beautiful lake

hiking
11 months ago

Quite a few rocks to climb on with some great views throughout.

Had a lot of fun!

Monday, July 17, 2017

great little hike my toddler enjoyed it! just remeber to take the bug spray!

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Beautiful hike with great wild flowers and a cute lake. Mosquitos were terrible but it was worth it :)

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