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Snow Shoeing in Wenatchee Crest Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
6mi/9km
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.

Wenatchee Crest Trail is located on the Central Cascade Mountain, at the Wenatchee National Forest. It is 6 mi/9 km long (out and back), about five hours walk, with an elevation gain of 400 ft/121 m.

Wenatchee Crest Trail is an easy for all skill levels snowshoeing trail, open from December through late March. It is a good opportunity for beginners to initiate their skills and technique in an easy going trail.

You scroll through dark forest and open meadows with untouched snow and you follow the crest of the Wenatchee Mountains from Blewett Pass Sno-Park. You will also come across a wide variety of plants and animals to observe. 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
35.5mi/57km, 39mins
From Wenatchee Ave continue on US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-97 S for 21ml where you turn right.
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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