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Kayaking in Icicle Creek-Ida Creek, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Skill level:
Expert and advanced
Difficulty level:
Class 4-5.5
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.

Icicle Creek runs through Icicle Ridge and is connected with Wenatchee River. The river run starts from Ida Creek to Snow Creek trail head. It has a class 4 to 5,5+ difficulty level and range from 700 to 2000 c.f.s. The river is great for expert and advanced kayak enthusiasts with many challenging sections.

The run starts with a class 3 warm up and builds up to class 5 conditions as the water builds up. There are many drops, logs and a sequence of beautiful huge granite boulders to avoid and flows with big hydraulics that get developed along the way. Icicle Creek is definitely an extreme kayaking location.

Prepare to get wet in fresh, crystal clear cold water, take your gear with you, or plan an organized river trip and enjoy a fantastic white water kayak experience into the wild nature of Cascades.

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
34.9mi/59km, 59mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S , turn left on E Leavenworth Rd, left on Icicle Rd and continue straight towards NF-7600.
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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