Wenatchee Foothills

The foothills to the west of Wenatchee are important year-round. In the spring, summer, and fall, these sunny slopes provide easily accessible trails for hiking, biking, and exploring. Now, as we transition to winter, these slopes become a vital refuge for mule deer.

WENATCHEE — With 25 tons of arsenic-contaminated rock and soil, an articulating dump truck slowly moves down the lower end of Saddle Rock an average of 25 times a day. The truck can swivel in front of its load, able to make the sharp corners of the dirt road down the mountain.

Join us for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 26th from 9 am-2 PM for trail maintenance at Horse Lake Reserve. This work will likely be light to moderate and involve hiking 2-5 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hand saws, hoes and McLeods along the way.

Join us at Jacobson Preserve to perform annual trail maintenance. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hoes and McLeods along the way.

Enjoy great views at the Horse Lake Reserve while helping to remove hazardous fencing. Work involves cutting brush that has grown through the fences, removing and rolling rusty barbed wire, and pulling out fence posts. Wear sturdy shoes, tough clothing, and leather gloves.

Join us at Castle Rock to perform annual fall maintenance on the Castle Rock trail system, and any existing trail infrastructure (trail closure barriers, fences, rock steps). This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

Join us on Thursday, September 19th from 3 - 6 PM for brush removal at Horse Lake Reserve. This could involve hiking 1-3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers and hand saws along the way. We will also be clearing drainage ditches on Glacier View trail.

Assist with re-taking photos at 4 permanent photo points along a 0.5 mile stretch of the Balsamroot Trail, that burned in the 2015 Lower Sleepy Hollow Wildfire. 

Many dates from late April to July. Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. Timing of weed control treatments depends on stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule.

Enjoy wildflower season and great views at the Horse Lake Reserve while helping to remove hazardous fencing. Work involves cutting brush that has grown through the fences, removing and rolling rusty barbed wire, and pulling out fence posts. Wear sturdy shoes, tough clothing, and leather gloves.