Wenatchee Foothills

For a variety of reasons, the Wenatchee Foothills are attracting bigger-than-usual crowds this spring and that has led to illegal parking and other problems.

Spring typically brings a throng of people to the trails, looking for a chance to witness the annual rush of brightly colored lupin, arrowleaf balsamroot and other wildflowers.

A new StoryWalk® book has been installed this spring at Jacobsen Preserve in Wenatchee!

Walk the beginning of the trail to read  My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo by Maya Christina Gonzales, a colorful bilingual board book that follows Maya as she discovers all the colors in her world.

Join us at Horse Lake Reserve for trail maintenance from 2-6 pm on Thursday, May 6th! We will be brushing out several trails and clearing drainage dips on the Apricot Crisp trail. The work will be easy to moderate difficulty and involve hiking 2-3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, folding saws, hoes, and McLeods along the way.

WENATCHEE — There has been a common theme among trails across the Wenatchee Valley since last year: Growing popularity.

The surge in trail use could mean even larger crowds at popular spots, such as Saddlerock or Colchuck Lake trailheads, according to local outdoor organizations.

Join us at Horse Lake for our 3rd SageFest - hosted by CDLT and The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Our main task will be building a short segment of trail connecting Homestead trail with the Old Ranch Rd. This work will be moderate to arduous and involve hiking 1-2 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

Event is full! Thank you for your interest. Please check out one of our other upcoming volunteer events.

WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD is reminding hikers to stay off of Sage Hills and Horse Lake trails in order to let mule deer migrate. The trails are scheduled to reopen April 1.

Deer need to feed in the foothills after losing fat over the winter, the utility said in a news release.

EVENT IS FULL! Keep an eye out for more events posted soon. Join us at Jacobson Preserve for annual spring maintenance on the trail system. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 2 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

EVENT IS FULL. Wow - That filled up quick! Thank you to everyone for your interest and help - keep an eye out for more events that will get posted soon.

Dry Gulch LLC, an offshoot of Appleatchee Riders, partnered with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust to develop a conservation easement on 685 acres comprised of shrub-steppe and native bunchgrass, reclaimed mining lands, winter wheat fields, and retired grazing pastures.