The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is working to develop the Valley Trail, a non-motorized community path between Leavenworth and Wenatchee.
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is working to develop the Valley Trail, a non-motorized community path between Leavenworth and Wenatchee. Extending over 20 miles, the trail will meander along the valley floor connecting the communities along the way. The citizens of the Wenatchee River Valley and visitors alike will enjoy this accessible trail for recreation, exercise, and commuting. The Valley Trail aims to highlight our area’s rich agricultural heritage and recreation potential.
Residents and communities have been very enthusiastic about the Valley Trail. Leavenworth, Cashmere and Chelan County have formally included the Valley Trail in their Parks and Recreation Plans. There is also serious concern from some Wenatchee Valley orchardists about spray drift. The Valley Trail will require a carefully planned, collaborative effort among local landowners, communities, and citizens, including orchardists. We are working to create it piece by piece as opportunities and funding allow. It will be a slow process that will take patience and persistence.