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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Swakane Canyon Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
6mi/9.6km
Best hiking time:
October through December
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.

Swakane Canyon is located at 20 mins away from Wenatchee Town. The trail is 6 mi/9.6 km long, out and back, about four hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. When you park your car, the trail road is the one marked as “5215”. As you hike up this desert looking canyon, you will come across Golden Eagles nesting on the high cliffs and mountain sheep with curly horns.

You can also climb up to viewpoints and admire the Columbia River Canyon. The road continues across curvy highlands that you can follow, if you want to hike a longer route. The best time to hike this trail, is from October through December, and enjoy nature’s autumn colours. Swakane Canyon trail is an exciting and interesting hike, certainly worth visiting, suitable for all skill levels.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
145 mi / 233 km, 2 hrs 23 mins
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
10 mi / 16 km, 23 mins
From N Wenatchee Ave drive towards Maiden Ln, enter US-2E/US-97N, exit on US-97 Alt N towards Entlat/Chelan, continue straight on US-97 Alt N and turn left on NF-94515.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146 mi / 235 km 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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