Foothills Hiking Challenge

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 30, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Wenatchee Foothills trails

Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wenatchee Foothills by participating in our 2014 Hiking Challenge! We have chosen five trail sections for you to hike. As you complete each trail section, check it off on a brochure (that can be picked up at the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust office at 18 N. Wenatchee Ave.), and proceed to the next one. After you have completed all five trail sections, you can enter a drawing to win prizes from local businesses! You can also print your own English or Spanish version of the brochure at home!

The five trail sections are located in the Dry Gulch, Jacobson Preserve, Saddle Rock, Sage Hills, and Horse Lake Reserve areas of the Wenatchee Foothills. Here is a closer look at each:

1. Dry Gulch
Parking spot: At the end of Circle Street
Route: Hike up the main dirt road for 1 mile to the spot where it begins to switchback uphill, turn around at that spot and return to the parking spot.
Route details: 2 miles in length (out and back), 1 hour hiking time

2. Jacobson Preserve
Parking spot: Wenatchee Racquet & Athletic Club lot along the fence off Skyline Drive
Route: The trail begins along Skyline Drive and includes the hiker-only loop that travels through the Jacobson Preserve.
Route details: 1.3 miles in length (entire loop), 1.5 hours hiking time

3. Saddle Rock
Parking spot: At the end of Circle Street
Route: From the trailhead, hike the loop trail (clockwise) around Saddle Rock.
Route details: 2.9 miles in length (entire loop), 2 to 2.5 hours hiking time

4. Sage Hills
Parking spot: At Number One Canyon Road and Sage Hills Drive
Route: Walk two blocks to trailhead, then to Three Trail Saddle, turn around at that spot and return to the parking spot.
Route details: 3 miles in length (out and back), 1.5 to 2 hours hiking time

5. Horse Lake Reserve
Parking spot: Horse Lake trailhead
Route: This is the Homestead Trail. From the trailhead, hike up the Homestead Trail and down, and then return to the starting point via the Old Ranch Road.
Route details: 5.1 miles in length (entire loop), 2 to 2.5 hours hiking time

For a list of guided hikes, check out our Event's & Outings Page here.