Saddle Rock Natural Area

Event is full! What an amazing turnout - THANK YOU!!!

CDLT is looking for volunteers to help us gather trail user input at Saddle Rock.

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.

WENATCHEE — A new grant will help the city of Wenatchee further connect the trail system in the foothills.

You are warmly invited to join CDLT and artist-conservationist Jeanne Dodds for a two-hour workshop exploring local native Columbia Basin plants, wildlife and places. You will explore Wenatchee area ecology through the visual arts, learning about natural science illustration techniques including graphite drawing and watercolor.

Join CDLT, North Central Regional Library & LINK for a special nature-themed storytime and activities!

LINK Bus will pick up patrons at 9:45 am Wenatchee Public Library (30 S. Wenatchee Ave.) A bilingual story will be shared during the bus ride to Saddle Rock.  

This event is full - please contact Hillary at [email protected] to inquire about a waitlist.

Did you know that gold mining is a huge part of Wenatchee’s history?

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has given what locals know as “Saddle Rock” an official name: Saddle Rock

Native American legend tells of Black Bear and Grizzly Bear constantly bickering until one day Coyote turned them both to stone, forming what early pioneers and settlers referred to as “Squaw Saddle”.

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.