Jacobson Trail is open, but the Saddle Rock - Jacobsen connector will be closed due to the warm, wet weather this winter.
The Jacobson family left a permanent legacy to the Wenatchee community when it donated 35 acres of prime shrub-steppe habitat in the Wenatchee Foothills to the Land Trust.
In 2018, 16.5 more acres were added to the Jacobson Preserve thanks to the Streib family's decision to sell the property for conservation purposes and a very generous donation by James and Judy Jensen to make it a reality. These additional 16.5 acres were then transferred to the City of Wenatchee in 2023 as part of the Saddle Rock Natural Area.
Length: 1.3 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 440 ft
The hiking-only loop is a great short work out through amazing views and great spring wildflowers.
Length: 1 mile from trailhead to the water tower
Elevation Gain: 436 ft
This is a great route for a quick bike ride or trail run.
Length: 0.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Tack this upper loop onto your hike for additional fun!
Jacobson-Saddle Rock Connection
Length: 0.75 miles from Jacobson property to Saddle Rock property
Elevation Gain: 580 feet
This is a great trail where you can approach Saddle Rock from the south. This trail crosses private property so please travel respectfully.
Follow Western Ave to its southern most extreme until it becomes Canyon Number 2 Road. Take the 1st left onto Skyline Drive. After 500 feet, the road takes a sharp left turn. Jacobson preserve sits above that curve. Parking is available to the right in the WRAC parking lot. Please park in designated spots along the fence on the north side of the parking lot.