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Jack Creek, Jack Ridge, Trout Lake

Connect these wooded trails near the end of the Icicle Road to complete a 13-mile loop. Or, follow the trail in and out of Trout Lake Trail for a mellower, 11.5-mile hike. These trails are lacking in long views but they are pleasant, forested hikes. You can also access the spectacular high country around Windy Pass via the Trout Lake Trail.

+8 8 votes

A Walk Through the Chiwaukums

You've already done the Enchantment Lakes Traverse, so what's next as a challenging and spectacular fall-colors hike? Bill Wicheta gives an excellent alternative in this accounting of a traverse he took through the Chiwaukum Mountains a number of years ago.

+5 5 votes

Sylvester Lake and Grindstone Mountain

Bill Wicheta talks about the multitude of mountains that make Central Washington great, the indecision that comes with that reality, and this decisively worthwhile loop hike in this seldom-traveled neck of the Icicle River Valley.

+6 6 votes

Fortress and Chiwawa Doubleheader

A long valley hike is the gateway to this rock, snow, and heather paradise - and Fortress Mountain above it just happens to make a spectacular scramble in this dramatic setting.
+6 6 votes

Want a Climbing Gym? Weigh in.

Why go inside to climb? For starters: year round access regardless of weather, education, and to provide a social hub for the local climbing community. The Leavenworth Mountain Association is seeking your input on a future climbing gym for the greater Wenatchee Valley.

+4 4 votes

Icicle Creek Trail

Lori Nitchalls reports this is an easy family- and pup-friendly day hike or overnight backpacking trip through old-growth forest. Given the shade and the proximity to Icicle Creek, consider taking this hike on a blistering summer day.

+24 24 votes

Enchantment Lakes Traverse

If a book titled The 100 Best Hikes in North America were to be written, the Enchantment Lakes Traverse would be the choice put forth to represent Central Washington. The hike is a classic locals should do but, because getting camping permits is a major pain in the Asgard, many will want to do this as a day trip. Here's what you need to know.
+10 12 votes

Weeds - Quién es Más Macho?

When it comes to invasive weeds, which is the worst of the worst? If the FBI, for example, had a ‘Most Wanted’ weed poster hanging in the Cashmere post office, which noxious weed would be their No.1 Most Wanted? Or, by merit of badness being associated with toughness, which weed would be ‘Mas Macho?’ Here are a few of the rotten weeds you should be on the lookout for...  feel free to pull and dispatch them.

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Xanadu Video - Dog vs Bike

Cody Trudell says when he first learned about Xanadu, one of our famous mountain bike rides, the videos he found were all taken with shaky helmet cams. He wanted to produce something better... and he did. Take a look.
+1 1 vote

Xanadu Video - Dog vs Bike

Cody Trudell says when he first learned about Xanadu, one of our famous mountain bike rides, the videos he found were all taken with shaky helmet cams. He wanted to produce something better... and he did. Take a look.