Sage Hills Trails

Trail Condition

CLOSED until APRIL 1, 2023 for important winter wildlife habitat. Please respect this seasonal closure.


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 Chelan-Douglas Land Trust responded with the Save the Sage Campaign, rallying local support to preserve this community asset. The response was overwhelming—more than $60,000 raised in six weeks to protect 35 acres in the foothills. The Save the Sage Campaign spurred a larger public discussion of the need to conserve the foothills that the community valued, but tended to take for granted. Through foresight and action, Wenatchee now has a growing network of protected lands and a magnificent trail system.


Main Sage Hills Trail

Length: 4.5 miles from the end of Sage Hills Drive to the Horse Lake Trailhead

Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet

The main Sage Hills Trail is a great multi-purpose route through the foothills.  The trail travels through City of Wenatchee and PUD property.  Please observe all posted signs to keep the access open to this special place.

Take 5th street west across Western Avenue. Follow the road around a left-hand curve as it becomes Number 1 Canyon Road. After 1/3 mile, the parking area will be on the right-hand side. Overflow parking is along 5th Street - please do not park on narrow residential streets and respect the neighbors. To access the trail, walk up Sage Hills Drive. The Sage Hills Trailhead is at the end of the road.  For a Google map of the parking area, click here