Snow Shoeing in Hex Mountain Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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

Hex Mountain Trail is located on the Central Cascade Mountain, at the Wenatchee National Forest and starts from Cle Elum Lake. It is 7 mi/11 km long, about six hours hike and has an elevation gain of 2600 ft/792 m.

Hex Mountain Trail is open from late December through March and it is not recommended for beginners. The trail is considered to be the epitome of snowshoeing in the Cascade Mountains. It is long and steady and you walk through wild forests and unspoiled nature.

When you reach the summit, the panoramic view is breathtaking. There is minimum danger of snowdrifts because the slopes are sheltered. Don’t forget to take with you a map and a compass.