Mountain Climbing in Emerald Peak Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Best climbing season:
Spring through Fall
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.

Emerald Peak is located in the Cascade Range, at the head of the North Fork Entiat River. The top elevation of the mountain is at 8422ft/2567m high and is suitable for climbing from Spring through Fall.

In order to approach Emeral Peak, hike the North Fork Entiat Trail by the river and when you reach a junction with the Pyramid Mountain Trail, go left until you get to the Emerald Mountain base. The mountain is one of the most eroded one in the area and because of this, the route to the summit is easy, suitable for all skill levels.

However, a very good physical condition is important. The summit is separated in two halves, with the southern one, being more steeply. Once you reach the top, the fantastic views and the alpine scenery is incredible. Emerald Peak can be reached in one day, but for the most adventurous climbers, it can be done as a two days trip or more, if combined with climbing the surrounding mountain summits. 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
52mi/83.6km, 2hours and 5mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 E/US-97 N, exit on US-97 Alt N towards Entlat/Chelan, continue straight to remain on US-97 Alt N, turn left on Entiat River Rd, make an open left turn to remain on the same road where Entiant River Rd turns left again and becomes NF-51 and follow NF-5606 until the end of the road at the North Fork Trail
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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