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Road Running

Photo By Steve Maher

Run long. Run short. Run just about anywhere.

Wenatchee Valley’s dry climate, varied topography and amazing views make it a great place to lace up the shoes and head out for a run.

For starters, there is the 10.5-mile Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail, which crosses the Columbia River twice and travels through both the City of Wenatchee and City of East Wenatchee.

The valley also has dozens and dozens of quiet residential streets — whether that’s in the Wenatchee area, Cashmere or Leavenworth — that are ideal for jogging.

Looking for some hill work? The valley’s location along the east slopes of the Cascades means there are amply opportunities to head up and down canyons. The flat valley floor, in turn, provides a place to pace yourself steadily.

Neither will you won’t run into traffic gridlock or find a freeway blocking a planned route.

What follows is just a taste of what the Wenatchee Valley has to offer in terms of road running. Please note that these descriptions are meant to serve as an introduction, not as a super-detailed guide.

 

 

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