Trail Running

Trail Running

This 1,700-acre reserve represents a critical piece of protected open lands in the Wenatchee Foothills. Wildlife can move from the mountains to the valley. Mule deer will always find a winter haven here.

A rolling 2-mile trail that traverses the northern portion of the lower Foothills, connecting the end of Maiden Lane to the bottom of Horse Lake Road. Open during daylight hours.

Working together, we accomplished the 100-year community goal of acquiring and protecting Saddle Rock forever.

At the heart of the Wenatchee Valley, the Apple Capital Loop trail runs along the shorelines of the Columbia River. This 11 mile paved trail leads though beautiful urban parks on the river’s westside and through diverse natural habitats on the Eastside.

In recent years, development has threatened or eliminated access to areas in the foothills that local people have enjoyed for decades. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust stepped forward to implement the community’s goal to protect the habitat, vistas, and public access that define the western edge of Wenatchee.

The sandstone spires of Peshastin Pinnacles have attracted rock climbers since the 1940's. By 1965, the climbing routes were well enough established to be listed in a published guide book.

Hikers, runners, and bikers in the Wenatchee Valley have long known that the foothills provide amazing recreation and scenery. But in 2001, development threatened access to this local resource.

The 35.7 acre Castle Rock Natural Area is adjacent to Castle Rock, off Castlerock Ave. This property provides safe, legal access to Castle Rock and eventually, to public lands west of Castle Rock.

Broadview Canyon's 52 undeveloped acres sit at the edge of the Wenatchee Foothills. The land, which will be added to Wenatchee’s permanently protected open space, is a key access point to pristine lands and outdoor recreation. This project is a key piece of the Land Trust's work to systematically preserve key lands along the foothills.