Getting out into nature is pure bliss. And in Wenatchee, you don’t have to drive hours to get there. Just five minutes from downtown, and you’re hiking the short and steep climb up to Saddle Rock. And 15 minutes from downtown, you’re meandering through the shrub-steppe of the Horse Lake Homestead.
In Leavenworth, a scant 22 miles from Wenatchee and deeper into the North Cascades, you’ll encounter more traditional mountain-hiking experiences. Picture forested trails, fast-moving streams and alpine wildflowers. Oh, and the views! Forget the exercise part of it; the views are what to hike for around here!
What follows is just a taste of what the Wenatchee Valley has to offer in terms of hiking. Please note that these descriptions are meant to serve as an introduction, not as a super-detailed guide.