This preserve is private property. PLEASE follow all posted property rules - especially, NO DOGS & NO BIKES.
The Cashmere Canyons Preserve is a 2100-acre preserve privately owned and protected for critical wildlife habitat. Draped over a ridgeline between Hay Canyon and Nahahum Canyon, the preserve’s varying elevation, topography, and habitats—including sagebrush-grassland, woodland, and riparian—provide a bounty of feeding, breeding, and nesting opportunities for wildlife.
There are over 10 miles of trails with sweeping views to the Enchantments, the Entiat Mountains, the Wenatchee Valley and down to the Columbia River.
The landowners have generously invited the community to share their beautiful property. Please help ensure this property remains open to the public by following all rules. For more info visit: cashmerecanyons.com
This property is privately-owned and its use is subject to the following rules:
Hiking - running - snowshoeing
Daily - dawn until dusk
Stay on trails at all times!
THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:
- Dogs (on- or off-leash)
- Cycling / mountain biking
- Motorized vehicles
- Horses & horseback riding
- Hunting (including antler / shed hunting), shooting, or carrying weapons of any kind
- Combustible materials (e.g., fires, fireworks, smoking, or vaping)
- Consumption of alchohol
- Drones (launching, landing, or flying)
- Cross-country or off-trail travel
- Skiing of any kind
A steady climb along an old ranch road that serves as the gateway to the Preserve and the remainder of the trails that traverse the main ridgeline. Plenty of good viewpoints help break up the grade of the trail.
Length: 2.0 miles
Elevation gain: 1,313 ft
A rolling trail that runs along a broad, open ridgeline. Loop options are reached at either end of this trail: traveling south from the Crossroads takes you to the high points and forested portion of the Preserve, and traveling the longer stretch of ridgeline to the north takes you to the Lower Loop.
Length: 1.6 miles total; 0.3 miles south and 1.3 miles north of Crossroads junction.
Elevation gain: 90 ft S of Crossroads, 487 ft N of Crossroads
The Lower Loop trail traverses open ridgelines above Nahahum Canyon. It is steeper at its north end and more gently graded on the south end.
Length: 1.8 mi, plus 0.5 mi on Ridge Road to complete the loop.
Elevation gain: 431 ft.
Sunrise & Little Bear
Climb from the south end of the Ridge Road to the Saddle, where you can easily access both high points of the Preserve. South of the Saddle, a short and steep singletrack trail climbs through forest to Sunrise, where you can find open views of the Cascade and Wenatchee Mountains. Northwest of the Saddle, you can reach Little Bear, with views of the Cascade Mountains and the Entiat Divide. From Little Bear, you can continue southwest on the Spring Canyon Loop if you like.
Length: 0.3 mi from S end of Ridge Road to Saddle, 0.2 mi from Saddle to Sunrise, 0.3 mi from Saddle to Little Bear
Elevation gain: 232 ft from S end of Ridge Road to Saddle, 125 ft from Saddle to Sunrise, 117 ft from Saddle to Little Bear.
Spring Canyon Loop
This dynamic trail gains elevation to one of the high points of the Cashmere Canyons Preserve—called Little Bear—and meanders through a dryland Douglas-fir and Ponderosa forest with views along the way in every direction.
Length: 2.9 mi
Elevation gain: 684 ft.
The address is 7646 Nahahum Canyon Road, Cashmere, WA 98815 - however, keep in mind if you enter that address into Google Maps, it will send you about 500 feet too far NE. Use this link for the accurate location. It is 2.4 miles north of the Nahahum Cyn Rd and E. Nahahum Cyn Rd intersection, on the left (if heading north), immediately before the road curves to the right. Please go slow on Nahahum Canyon Rd, it is winding, narrow and can be surprisingly busy.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ON THE SHOULDER OF NAHAHUM COUNTY ROAD - IT IS DANGEROUS AND INADVISABLE!