Trails

Wenatchee Foothills Trail

The foothills are a valuable community asset that require management and stewardship. We have taken the lead on guaranteeing sustainable access through developed trailheads, diverse community partnerships, properly constructed and maintained trails, and by aquiring critical properties.

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Sage Hill Trails  BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowers

Hikers, runners, and bikers in the Wenatchee Valley have long known that the foothills provide amazing recreation and scenery.

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Balsamroot Trail  BikingHiking Trail RunningDog WalkingWildflowers

A rolling 2 mile trail that traverses the northern portion of the lower Foothills, connecting the end of Maiden Lane to the bottom of Horse Lake Road.

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Horse Lake Trails  

This 1,500-acre reserve represents a critical piece of protected open lands in the Wenatchee Foothills. Wildlife can move from mountains to the valley. Mule deer will always find a winter haven here. People can hike for miles on trails that start right out the city’s back door.

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Homestead Trail  BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowers

A fun 2.2 mile trail that has sweeping views up and down the Wenatchee River Valley from the river confluence and the Enchantments.

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View Point Trail BikingHikingDog Walking

A short gravel path to great views of the Wenatchee River Valley with interperative signs and benches at the top.

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Horse Lake Short Loop Trail BikingHikingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog Walking

A one mile loop perfect for introducing kids to the joy of hiking and biking.

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Old Ranch Road BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowers

Stop by and see the old barn as you travel the road used to manage the farm for many, many years.

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Apricot Crisp Trail BikingHikingBirdingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowersHorse Riding

This trail is in the upper elevations of the Horse Lake Reserve. About a quarter mile beyond where the Homestead Trail connects with the Old Ranch Road,  you will see the Apricot Crisp trail take off to the left, just before you enter a big open field. The trail is in two sections: a lower section that is a mile in length, and an upper section that is 3/4 mile long. Look at a map here, and find more information here

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Glacier View Trail BikingHikingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowers

This is a 2 mile trail  with 500 feet of total elecation difference between either end, connecting to the bottom end of Apricot Crisp near the old Horse Lake bed, and also to the ranch road just above the old ranch homesteads. Look at a map here, and find more information here

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Saddle Rock Trails  BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowersWinter Access

Permanent protection of this treasured icon means our community can continue to enjoy Saddle Rock’s open space, recreation, and outdoor learning oppertunities for generations to come.

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Jacobson Trails  BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowersWinter Access

The Jacobson family left a permanent legacy to the Wenatchee community when it donated 35 acres of prime shrub-steppe habitat in the Wenatchee Foothills to the Land Trust. 

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Castle Rock Trails  HikingBirdingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowersWinter Access

Protection of this property is the culmination of years of effort to protect a key piece of Wenatchee's gorgeous natural backdrop. As with some other Foothills properties, Lower Castle Rock is owned by the City of Wenatchee with a permanent conservation easement held by the Land Trust.

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Mountain Home Trails  BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowersWinter Access

This is a great area where you can make your trip as short or as long as you like. The main loop follows Mountain Home Road to the top of a saddle and has great views of Wedge Mountain and the Enchantments.

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Apple Capital Loop Trail  BikingHikingBirdingTrail RunningDog WalkingWater AccessWinter Access

This 11 mile paved trail leads though beautiful urban parks on the river’s westside and through diverse natural habitats on the Eastside. The trails are connected via the pedestrian bridge to the south and the Odabashian Bridge to the north.

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Valley Trail

We are working to develop a non-motorized community path between Leavenworth and Wenatchee. Extending over 20 miles, the trail will meander along the valley floor connecting the communities along the way.

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