Jacobson Preserve

Quick Facts
Year Protected
Property Name
Jacobson Preserve
Number of Properties
Public Access
Conservation Values
Recreation, wildlife habitat

In 2000, 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.  This gift guarantees permanent community access to enjoy the beauty of the foothills. Each spring, Jacobson becomes an outdoor classroom for Wenatchee first graders who learn about native plants, insects, and animal tracks—all minutes from their schools. This experience plants the seed of stewardship in our next generation and brings diverse groups onto the land. The Jacobson Preserve’s sustainable trails are popular for hiking and mountain biking, especially when the wildflowers are in bloom.  With their gift, the Jacobsons ensured the preservation of shrub-steppe habitat for humans, plants, and animals… forever.

In 2018, the Land Trust has recently added 16.5 acres to the Jacobson Preserve. This addition protects the northern flank of the City's Saddle Rock Natural Area and adjoins Jacobson Preserve to Saddle Rock. This purchase was made possible thanks to a generous donation by Land Trust members, James and Judy Jensen. See map here.

For a list of common plants of Jacobson Preserve, click here.

Hiking Loop

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.

Multi-Purpose Trail

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.

Upper Loop

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.

Wenatchee Foothills Trails

Jacobson Trails