Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Lenore Lake Caves Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
2 mi/3 km
Best hiking time:
April through July
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.

Lenore Lake Caves were used by the native Americans as a gathering point, thousands of years ago. Today, seven of them are accessible by the trail. The route is 2 mi/3 km long, out and back, about one and a half hours hike, with minimal elevation gain.

The trail leads you to the series of caves, where you can admire falcons nesting in the vertical cliffs and hunt for reptiles or birds, as well as petroglyphs inside the caves. The area provides also with a notable selection of wildflowers to observe. The best time to hike this trail is from April through July. If you visit during summer, Lenor Lake is suitable for swimming and camping. Lenore Lake Caves Trail is an interesting and rewarding hike for nature enthusiasts, suitable for all skill levels.