Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Douglas Creek Canyon: North Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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During Spring
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.

The North trail of Douglas Creek Canyon is 3mi/4,8km long, out and back, about two and a half hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. The hike takes you through the Douglas Creek deep canyon, with fascinating views of the surrounding nature.

The canyon’s floor is like a real carpet of wildflowers, especially if you visit during spring season while the rock structures and water carvings reveal a long geological history. The creek has an abundance of water flow all year round, fueling the rich ecosystem of insects, birds, animals and plants.

The best time to hike this trail is all year round but extra caution is needed, when heavy rain showers occur. Douglas Creek Canyon is a great hike spot, suitable for all skill levels, in a desert looking scenery, different from the alpine nature of the Cascades.

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
39.8mi/64km, 59min
From N Wenatchee Ave enter US-2E/US-97N, tyrn left on US-2E/US-97N/Sunset Hwy, make an open right turn on US-2E, then right on W Locust St, take the fisrt left turn on N Chelan Ave, take the second right turn on E Poplar St, continue straight on US-2E and turn right on H Road SW until the end of the road where you can park your car
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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