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Rafting in Icicle Creek-Snow Creek, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Route length:
2.2mi/3.5km
Difficulty level:
Class 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, joining the Wenatchee River. The river run starts at Snow Creek trail-head to Leavenworth Hatchery. It is 2.2 mi/3.5 km long, with a class 5 difficulty level and range from 700 to 2000 c.f.s.

The river is a great short run for expert and advanced rafting enthusiasts for a warm up before running the upper Icicle Creek or continue to Wenatchee River. The run starts through an impressive compilation of large boulders, it goes under the trail head bridge with plenty of fun rapids, holes.

Furthermore the run has a dam that is about 2 ft/0.60 m high that you should be aware of. At the end of the run, you reach the fish hatchery dam that backs up the river into a pool. 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 rafting 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
24.7mi/39.7km, 35mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue towards US-2 W/US-97 S , turn left on E Leavenworth Rd, left on Icicle Rd and turn right to remain on Icicle Rd.
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 on 303 South Jackson Street.

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