2022 Saddle Rock Closure

Remediation work to remove mining waste has begun at Saddle Rock Natural Area and will continue until sometime in Oct. During this period, Saddle Rock Trailhead and all trails on Saddle Rock are CLOSED (see map below). There is NO PARKING at Saddle Rock Trailhead to discourage hiking in the closed area. We have had multiple reports from the contractor on site of close-calls between heavy equipment and trail users ignoring closure signs.

Jacobson Preserve will remain open during the closure of Saddle Rock. Trail users should know that trails beyond the upper, southern boundary of the Preserve are closed, and there is no access to the summit of Saddle Rock via Jacobson during the closure. Violating trail closures could result in the closing of Jacobson Preserve trail system as well.

Consider visiting some other Wenatchee Foothills trails that are open such as Jacobson Preserve, Castle Rock TrailsSage Hills Trails or Horse Lake Reserve.

map of Saddle Rock closure


Saddle Rock Trails Planning

The Land Trust is excited to announce an effort to gather input from past, present, and future visitors to Saddle Rock through a survey. This survey and other opportunities for people to provide input on trails and recreation at Saddle Rock will help guide land managers to develop and implement a trails plan for the area.

Take the survey in English         Encuesta en Español

Public meeting dates & times will be posted here: