Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Lenore Lake Caves Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
2 mi/3 km
Best hiking time:
April through July
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.

Lenore Lake Caves were used by the native Americans as a gathering point, thousands of years ago. Today, seven of them are accessible by the trail. The route is 2 mi/3 km long, out and back, about one and a half hours hike, with minimal elevation gain.

The trail leads you to the series of caves, where you can admire falcons nesting in the vertical cliffs and hunt for reptiles or birds, as well as petroglyphs inside the caves. The area provides also with a notable selection of wildflowers to observe. The best time to hike this trail is from April through July. If you visit during summer, Lenor Lake is suitable for swimming and camping. Lenore Lake Caves Trail is an interesting and rewarding hike for nature enthusiasts, suitable for all skill levels.

How to Get to Destination

145mi/233km, 2hrs 23mins
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
60.4mi/97km, 1hr 20mins
From S Wenatchee Ave make an open right turn to enter WA-285S/Stevens St, turn left to remain on WA-28E, turn left on WA-17N towards Soap Lake/Grand Coulee Dam and turn right on a well-signed road leading to the Lenore Lake Caves. Drive 0.5 mile up the gravel road to the large turnaround parking area.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/235km 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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