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Snow Shoeing in Thorp Mountain Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
15mi/24km
Best snow shoeing season:
December to March
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 apple cultivations.

Thorp Mountain Trail is located on the Central Cascade Mountain, at the Wenatchee National Forest and starts from Cle Elum Lake. It is 15mi/24km long and has an elevation gain of 2800ft/853m. You can walk part of the trail in one day or walk it all the way, which will take you about two days out and back.

The trail is open for snowshoeing from December through late March. It is ideal for more experienced snowshoers and for those who plan to spend the night on the mountain, they must be very well equipped with low temperatures camping gear.

Thorp Mountain Trail is beautiful. The route is at the bottom of the creek valley with amazing scenery and as you go closer to the mountain’s summit, you get an outstanding panoramic view. It has a lot of powder snow and it is generally easy to climb with minimum danger of snowdrifts. Don’t forget to take with you a map and a compass.

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
71.4mi/115km, 1hour and 28mins
Head northwest on N Wenatchee Ave toward McKittrick St, take the U.S. 97 South ramp, turn left onto US-97 S, continue onto WA-10 W/Washington 903 Spur, turn right onto N Oakes Ave, turn left onto W 2nd St, at the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on WA-903 N, turn left onto W Nevada Ave and turn right onto WA-903 N/N 7th Continue to follow WA-903 N
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146miles/235km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

From downtown Seattle, not far away 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 on 303 South Jackson Street.

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