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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
5mi/8km
Best hiking time:
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.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest is one of the largest in the world. It was created during lava flows that swept the Northeast area. The rock forest includes petrified ginkgos, which is one of the oldest tree species in the world, as well as walnuts, elms and more.

The State Park Trail is 5mi/8km long, out and back, about three hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. The trail leads you to an amazing canyon, offering many spectacular views of the Columbia River. There is a lot of exploring to do once you get to the canyon, without having to follow a certain trail.

You can hike this trail, all year round, but the best time is during spring. Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Trail, is an interesting and rewarding hike for nature enthusiasts, suitable for all skill levels.

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
56mi/90km, 1hour and 5min
From S Wenatchee Ave make an open right turn to enter WA-285S/Stevens St, continue towards WA-28E, turn right on WA-281S/Central Ave S, turn right to enter I-90W to Seattle, take exit 136 to Vantage Hwy and turn right on Main St.
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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