Skinny: This run does offer a glance at some of the city’s oldest and most majestic and quaint homes as well as historic downtown and the old Columbia Street industrial warehouse area.
Distance (loop): 3.3 miles
Starting point: North Wenatcheee Avenue and First Street
Ending point: North Wenatcheee Avenue and First Street
Difficulty: 2 (1 to 5 rating system)
What to watch for: If you’re looking for a run that offers some speed work, this isn’t the one. Because of traffic lights and crosswalks, there is a lot of stopping and starting. The older homes can be found along Idaho, King and Oregon streets as well as adjoining streets if you want to venture some. The run also takes in the Chelan County Courthouse, Memorial Park, historic downtown buildings and the old Columbia Street district, as well as sights of the Columbia River alongside you while on the loop trail.
What to watch out for: Cars are everywhere, except for the section on the pedestrian bridge and loop trail.
Water: Along Apple Capital Recreation Loop trail at the Orondo Avenue boat launch
Restrooms: Along Apple Capital Recreation Loop trail at the Orondo Avenue boat launch
1. From North Wenatcheee Avenue and First Street, head east over the Riverwalk Crossing pedestrian bridge. Take a right on the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail and head south.
2. Where the loop trail meets the intersection of Worthen and Thurston streets, get on Thurston Street and head west. Then take a right on Columbia Street, a left on Orondo Avenue, a right on Washington Street.
3. Stay on Washington Street for approximately three-fourths of a mile. Take a left on Wilson Street (Washington Park will be on your left), a left on Idaho Street, a left on King Street; a right on Oregon Street; a left on Orondo Avenue; and finally a left on Wenatchee Avenue.
4. Once on Wenatchee Avenue, head north two blocks to the starting point at First Street.