Sage Hills

Hikers, runners, and bikers in the Wenatchee Valley have long known that the foothills provide amazing recreation and scenery. But in 2001, development threatened access to this local resource.  The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust responded with the Save the Sage campaign, rallying local support to preserve this community asset. The response was overwhelming—more than $60,000 raised in six weeks to protect 35 acres in the foothills.  The Save the Sage campaign spurred a larger public discussion of the need to conserve the foothills that the community valued, but tended to take for granted. Through foresight and action, Wenatchee now has a growing network of protected lands and a magnificent trail system.

Project Quickfacts

Year Protected: 
2001
Property Name: 
Sage Hills
Acres: 
32.12
Ownership: 
CDLT
Public Access: 
Yes
Conservation Values: 
Wildlife Habitat, Open Space, Recreation
Funding Partner: 
Community

Conservation Easements   Fee Properties   Other Conservation Projects

Main Sage Hills Trail BikingHikingBirdingHorse RidingTrail RunningDog WalkingWildflowers

Length: 4.5 miles from the end of Sage Hills Drive to the Horse Lake Trailhead

Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet

The main Sage Hills Trail is a great multi-purpose route through the foothills.  The trail travels through Land Trust, PUD, and private property.  Please observe all posted signs to keep the access open to this special place.


Wenatchee Foothills Map

For a map of the footills, click here.