Castle Rock is a short hike that gets you up and above the city of Wenatchee quickly. Because of the open slopes, the sights on this naturalist-based guided trek begin almost immediately. Along the way, learn about sage, balsamroot and other plants that call the shrub-steppe home.
Skill level: Beginners and intermediate
Includes: Guide, locally sourced snacks from Balsamroot Baking, group photo, and a coupon for a complimentary glass of wine at Jones of Washington Tasting Room at Pybus Market or a coupon for a discounted pint of beer or other beverage at Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery in downtown Wenatchee.
Days: Monday though Sunday in April, May, June, September and October
Duration: 2 hours
Tour location: Castle Rock
Start and ending place: Behind Arlberg Sports, First and Columbia streets
Cost: $40 per person