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Snow Shoeing in Wenatchee Ridge Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
10mi/16km
Elevation gain:
2000ft/609m
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 Ridge Trail is located on the Central Cascade Mountain, at the Wenatchee National Forest and starts from Wenatchee Lake. It is 10 mi/16 km long, about seven hours hike and has an elevation gain of 2000 ft/609 m.

The first few miles are easy, suitable for beginners, but as you get higher, it gets more difficult. Wenatcee Ridge Trail combines the beauty of the river valley along with amazing view.

For those who will stay at the lower half of the route, they can brush up their skills in snowshoeing and play with the powder snow and those who will trek the entire route, they will love the adventurous climb through the forest. 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
111mi/178.6km, 2hours
From Wenatchee Ave continue straight on US-2 W/US-97 S and turn left on WA-153 N. Continue straight on WA-20 W for 28mi.
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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