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Mountain Climbing in Esmeralda Peaks Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
6765ft/2061m
Best climbing time:
June to October
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.

Esmeralda Peaks is a twin summit mountain, located at the eastern of Hawkings Mountain. The top elevation of the peak is at 6765 ft/2061 m high, suitable for climbing from June to October. In order to approach the summit, follow the De Roux Creek Trail through the valley among Esmeralda peak and Koppean mountain, until you reach a field leading you to the summit.

The mountain offers a moderate scramble climbing from the South side, suitable for all skill level climbers with a good physical condition. Once you reach the top, make sure to visit both summits with the Eastern one, having the best view. Esmeralda Peaks are a popular destination for mountain climbers and hikers, with great sunny weather during summer. If you visit the mountain in early season, take an ice axe and crampons with you.

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
75.3mi/121km, 2hours
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S, turn left on US-97 S, continue on WA-970 , turn right on Teanaway Rd, continue straight on N Fork Teanway Rd and make an open right turn on NF-9737until the end of the road on DeRoux Creek Trailhead.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

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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