Mountain Climbing in Buck Mountain Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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During Spring
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.

Buck Mountain is located in the Central Cascades and is the second higher peak on Chiwawa Ridge. The top elevation of the summit stands at 8528ft/2599m high and is suitable for climbing from mid June through late Fall.

In order to approach Buck Mountain, there are two routes starting from the same parking lot. The easiest route is to hike up Trinity Trail, or follow Napeequa River Trail which is a longer route. If you chose Trinity Trail, it would lead you to the Southeast Route and the West Shoulder Route that are less technical, but a good physical condition is important.

Buck Mountain has wide open slopes and amazing snowfields under the three main summits, offering an exciting mountain climbing experience. The Northeast face can be combined with rock climbing, but a steep snow gully ends the route. Once you reach the top, you can admire breathtaking views of the surrounding summits and the alpine nature. If you visit the mountain in early season, take an ice axe and crampons with you.

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
44mi/70.8km, 57mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S, continue straight on US-2 W, turn right on WA-207 N, turn right on Chiwawa Loop Rd, turn right on CO HWY 22, take the second left on Chiwawa River Rd and proceed to the end of the road at about 24 miles.
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km 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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