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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Umatilla Rock Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
5mi/8km
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.

During the Great Missoula Floods, at the end of the Ice Age period, Dry Falls were the largest in water volume waterfall in the world. Today, the falls are a dry, impressive huge basalt rock with a wide desert meadow. There are a few ancient ponds at the base, rich in colourful birds and insects.

The trail is 5mi/8km long, (loop hike), about three hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. Umatilla Rock is like a giant shark blade in the middle of Grand Coulee, with an important geological significance. The best time to hike this trail is from April through July. Umatilla Rock trail is an exciting and interesting hike, certainly worth visiting, 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
72.2mi/116km, 1hour and 29min
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, right on Park Lake Rd, left on State park Rd and left at the road thet leads up in the culee.
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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