Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Chester Butte Wildlife Area, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
Best hiking time:
May through November
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.

Chester Butte Wildlife area is protected by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s inventory. The spot is home of the rare desert sage grouse and the last wild population of northern pygmy rabbits in Washington State.

The trail is 5mi/8km long, out and back, about three hours hike, with minimal elevation. The trail leads you on an old jeep track and through sage lands, with amazing wildflowers and birds. Once you reach the top of the butte, you can admire amazing views of broad farmlands and further north, large erratics glaciers in the size of a small house.

The best time to hike this trail is from May through November and is suitable for all skill levels. Chester Butte Wildlife Area is an amazing and interesting hike for nature enthusiasts, offering beautiful views of the broad lands of the Columbia Basin.

How to Get to Destination

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
72.1mi/116km, 1hour and 30min
From N Wenatchee Ave enter US-2E/US-97N, turn left on US-2W/US-97N/Sunset Hwy, turn right on US-2E, right on W Locust St, take the first left turn on N Chelan Ave, the second right on E Poplar St, continue towards US-2E/2 1/2 Rd NW, turn left on WA-172E/Rd C NW, left on WA-172 E/Railroad Ave and right on Heritage Rd/Rd L NE until you reach 9 NE Rd.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town

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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