Mountain Climbing in Saska 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.

Saska Peak, named after an Indian Chief of the Entiat Tribe, is one of the highest peaks in Chelan Mountains. The top elevation of the mountain is at 8404ft/2562m high and is suitable for climbing from Spring through Fall. In order to approach Saska 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 Saska Mountain base.

The mountain on the South side, has a moderate talus slope. The Northwest face is steep and there is a small ice field, formed on the north side of the summit. It is a great scramble climbing, suitable for all skill levels. However, a very good physical condition is important. Once you reach the top, the fantastic views and the alpine scenery are incredible.

Saska Peak can be reached in one day, but for the most adventurous climbers, it can be done as a two day trip or more, if combined with climbing the surrounding 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
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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