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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Rock Island Creek Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
2mi/3.2km
Best hiking time:
May through October
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 city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley’s apple cultivation. Rock Island Creek trail is 2 mi/3.2 km long, out and back, about one and a half hour hike, with minimal elevation gain. It is an easy but great hike trail with panoramic views over a beautiful deserted canyon. There is a lot of exploring to do around, without having to follow a certain trail. The best time to hike this trail is from May through October.

You will come across fantastic wildflowers in the open slopes, mule deers, pheasants and many more wild animals and birds. As you hike up the trail, take a look at the canyon below you and admire the rock carvings. Rock Island Creek 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

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
11.4mi/18.3km, 17mins
From 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.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146miles/235km 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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