Saddle Rock Natural Area

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

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.

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.

Join the North Central Regional Library and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust for a morning of scientific observation and creative art with an all ages nature journal activity and story.