Mountain Climbing in Big Jim Mountain: South Ridge, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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All year round
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 many apple cultivations.

Big Jim Mountain is located on the Southeastern edge of the Chiwaukum Mountains and is one of the high peaks of Icicle Ridge. The top elevation of the mountain is at 7763 ft/2366 m high, suitable for climbing all year round. In order to approach the South Ridge of Big Jim Mountain, you hike up the very steep Hatchery Creek Trail and then hike North on the Icicle Creek Trail, leading you to the summit of the mountain.

The route is 18 mi/28 km long as a round-trip. South Ridge Route offers easy scrambling climbing, suitable for all skill levels and can be achieved in a day. For those who want to experience a true outdoor adventure, it is best to spend the night over in many wonderful campsites at Lake Augusta and enjoy nature. Big Jim Mountain is a popular destination for mountain climbers, providing breathtaking views and amazing nature.

How to Get to Destination

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
29.5mi/47.4km, 35mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-2 W. North of the river on the west side of the highway, look for an unsigned road following the course of the Wenatchee River for a few hundred yards. This is the Hatchery Creek Road. Follow this road to the parking area at road's end.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town

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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