Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

hiking
10 hours ago

I started this hike in the clockwise fashion and that put the steepest part of the hike first. At the one mile marker there is a cattle gate you have to open to get through. At 1.3 miles you’ll come to a junction and there’s an open well, be careful not to fall in! Once I got to Dry Gulch Road I saw multiple signs that the rest of this hike was closed so I just followed the road back to the TH. All in all I did 3.6 miles with 1,085 ft of elevation and it took me almost 2hrs due to the multiple stops in the first mile. Beautiful fall day, clear blue skies, gentle breeze, but it is a high desert landscape, not my favorite.

love the hike. Great way to really start building your endurance.

Good views of Wenatchee, fairly easy hike. No shade, bring water.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail! Not too busy! Easy elevation gain- nice payoff. BEWARE THE HORNETS!

hiking
1 month ago

great trail. easy and steady gain. rocky trails, bring good ankle support shoes

nice easier trail

on Mission Peak Loop

1 month ago

This hike is nice until about two miles in. Then the trail disappears and there are hills of loose rocks to climb over. We tried, but got tired of scrambling over rocks and not knowing if or when we’d see a trail again.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great family hike. It's steep enough you'll get a work out, but short enough you can take the kids. The view at the top is beautiful, but this is also where the trail gets a little rougher for the kids. There are additional trails at the top you can follow to extend your hike, if you choose. There is little shade, so go when it's cool outside.

hiking
2 months ago

its pretty at the top

Great hike! Beautiful views of the Columbia river. Not to hard but will definitely get your heart rate going! My 6 year old and I make it to the top every time! We love it as a weekly hiking route!

Largest earthen structure in WA state! Cool mining story and a must see trail!

trail running
3 months ago

LOVE this trail. You get a variety of terrain and views to drink in!

trail running
3 months ago

Gorgeous trail. You get steep rock climbing, meadows, fields, desert and the best part was 6 huge bucks in velvet at the top!

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Nice hike though quite steep in some areas. Excellent bathroom situation at the trailhead. Also there is a convenient drinking fountain to collect water.

Great short evening hike! It is also a great jumping off place to more intense hikes!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view at the top!

4 months ago

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!

hiking
4 months ago

... short hike and fully exposed but the incredible views of the Columbia River and a sprinkling of interesting rock outcrops , combined with several trails branching off to explore makes this a very worthwhile visit.

This trail is great for an early spring, lung expanding cardio workout, especially when you have been limited to the gym and machines all winter. It’s the path least traveled so going at your own speed will not be a problem.

hiking
4 months ago

Very short hike parts are steep but for the most part it's pretty easy. The view at the top is wonderful and because the hike doesnt take long you can do the others near by on the same day.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice hike! Reward views all over the hike) no shade, so plan to hike at partly clouded skies. Will recommend hike boots or any toe protected shoes. Elevation gain at some points is pretty dramatic, and one hard place. Well maintained territory around. Dog friendly. Huge parking. There are a lot of small hikes on the way so keep track of your trail. With taking photos, stops, extra 0.6 miles of hike it took 2 hours to come back.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

This trail is excellent if you are seeking a nice workout/hike close to town. It’s one of the safer ones if you plan to hike alone as well. There are a few steep parts and the trail can get narrow up around the cliffs. I wouldn’t recommend bringing children younger than 8. I have ran into a few friendly horseback riders up there as well. I have also heard that during warm weather snakes are around the trail so watch where you step.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautfiul Views

hiking
6 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.

Beautiful Trail but not well marked. Beautiful views of snow covered mountains and the Wenatchee valley the higher you go.

hiking
6 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

Beautiful views but Trail is an old Track Road and not in the best of shape. I understand it is soon scheduled for major upgrades in 2019. The trailhead facility itself was updated in the past several years. It is very nice. It has safe parking and a large covered picnic area.

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