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

Trail length:
1.5mi/2.4km
Elevation gain:
330ft/100m
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 of the world, as well as walnuts, elms and more. The trail is 1.5 mi/2.4 km long, (loop hike), about one hour hike, with an elevation gain of 330 ft/100 m.

It is an easy to follow wide trail that leads you through a desert looking terrain, with one of the largest collections of ancient petrified blocks of wood. You can hike this trail, all year round, but the best time to hike is during spring. Ginkgo Petrified Forest 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 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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