Snow Shoeing in East Fork Foss River, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
Best snow shoeing season:
December to April
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.

East Fork Foss River is located on the Central Cascade Mountain. The trail is 14 mi/22.5 km long (out and back), with an elevation gain of 1400 ft/426 m. The trail is open for snowshoeing from late December through early April and is suitable for both beginners and advanced snowshoers.

You can also spend the night by the river and return the next day, but low temperatures camping gear is necessary. For those who want to push themselves and find out the limits of their endurance, they can follow a vertical climb path into an alpine lake basin. For those who want a wonderful hike along the wide river valley, they can camp at the bottom of the steep climb.

Either way, Fork Foss River trail will give you the opportunity to admire the wilderness forest, alpine lakes and untracked snow. The path is not always safe from snowdrifts, so always check the weather forecast before you choose this trail and don’t forget to take with you a map and a compass.