Cashmere Canyons Preserve

Trail Condition

This preserve is private property. PLEASE follow all posted property rules - especially, NO DOGS & NO BIKES.

 

NOTE: temporary closures may be in effect due to wildlife and/or trail condition considerations. Please check status before arriving at the trailhead. 

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:

ALLOWED USES:

Hiking - running - snowshoeing

HOURS: 

Daily - dawn until dusk

NO OVERNIGHT PARKING AT THE TRAILHEAD

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
  • Camping
  • Combustible materials (e.g., fires, fireworks, smoking, or vaping)
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Drones (launching, landing, or flying)
  • Cross-country or off-trail travel
  • Skiing of any kind

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ON THE SHOULDER OF NAHAHUM COUNTY ROAD - IT IS DANGEROUS AND INADVISABLE!


Nahahum Trail

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
 

Ridge Road

A rolling trail that runs along a broad, open ridgeline north of the Crossroads junction, from which you can connect to the Lower Loop Trail. 
Length: 1.3 miles, one way
Elevation gain: 487 ft

Lower Loop

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

Head south from the Crossroads junction and veer right at the fork to climb 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: 0.6 mi from Crossroads to Saddle, 0.2 mi from Saddle to Sunrise, 0.3 mi from Saddle to Little Bear
Elevation gain: 322 ft from Crossroads to Saddle, 125 ft from Saddle to Sunrise, 117 ft from Saddle to Little Bear

Spring Canyon Loop

This dynamic trail meanders through a dryland Douglas-fir and Ponderosa forest with views along the way in every direction. From the Crossroads, head towards the Saddle and then to the top of Little Bear and follow the map route to Spring Canyon Loop. You’ll descend to the southwest along a ridge crest, in a counter-clockwise circle, eventually returning to the Crossroads.
Length: 3.5 mi as a complete loop starting from and returning to the Crossroads.
Elevation gain: 700 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!