Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
Best hiking time:
During Spring
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.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest is one of the largest in the world. It was created during lava flows that swept the Northeast area. The rock forest includes petrified ginkgos, which is one of the oldest tree species in the world, as well as walnuts, elms and more.

The State Park Trail is 5mi/8km long, out and back, about three hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. The trail leads you to an amazing canyon, offering many spectacular views of the Columbia River. There is a lot of exploring to do once you get to the canyon, without having to follow a certain trail.

You can hike this trail, all year round, but the best time is during spring. Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Trail, is an interesting and rewarding hike for nature enthusiasts, suitable for all skill levels.