Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Duffy Creek Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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September 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.

Duffy Creek trail is 8 mi/12.8 km long, out and back, an about five hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. The area is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management, as a wildlife refuge and it is worth exploring. You can hike away from the main road and admire spacious views from the Badger Mountain. The best time to hike this trail is from September through November.

You will come across fantastic wildflowers in the open slopes, mule deers, coyote, red-tailed hawk and many more wild animals and birds. As you hike up the trail, take a look at the canyon and admire the rock carvings. Duffy Creek Trail is a great hike, 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
18.8mi/30km, 43mins
rom S Wenatchee Ave continue towards Ferry St, make an open right turn on WA-285 S, continue straight on WA-28 E and turn left on Rock Island Grd SW. Make an open left turn to remain on the same road ultil you reach a wide pullout near a small dirt road where you can park your car.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146miles/235km from Wenatchee Town

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, 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 at 303 South Jackson Street.


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