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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Billy Clapp Lake Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
5mi/8km
Best hiking time:
During Summer
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's apple cultivations.

Billy Clapp Lake is a man-made lake, fed by waters coming down from Banks Lake. The trail is 5mi/8km long, out and back, about four hours hike, with minimal elevation. Although Billy Clapp is not a natural lake, there are a lot of wildlife animals and plants, attracted by the wealth of water.

From the moment you begin hiking this trail, there are amazing views of the colourful lichen covered rocks of the canyon. After this section, you reach a bay on the lake shore, with many side paths, some of them leading into smaller sandy beaches.

The best season for this hike is all year round. However, if you visit during summer, you can swim of fish on the lake. Billy Clapp Lake is an amazing and interesting hike for nature enthusiasts of all skill levels, offering beautiful views of the canyon and the area around.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
145mi/233km, 2hours and 23min
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
66mi/105km, 1hour and23min
From S Wenatchee Ave make an open right turn to enter WA-285S/Stevens St, turn left to remain on WA-28E, left on Rd J NE, make an open right turn to remain on the same road and continue straight on Longlake Shores Dr NE until the end of the road.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airpor, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located on 303 South Jackson Street.

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