Snow Shoeing in Thorp 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.

Thorp Mountain Trail is located on the Central Cascade Mountain, at the Wenatchee National Forest and starts from Cle Elum Lake. It is 15mi/24km long and has an elevation gain of 2800ft/853m. You can walk part of the trail in one day or walk it all the way, which will take you about two days out and back.

The trail is open for snowshoeing from December through late March. It is ideal for more experienced snowshoers and for those who plan to spend the night on the mountain, they must be very well equipped with low temperatures camping gear.

Thorp Mountain Trail is beautiful. The route is at the bottom of the creek valley with amazing scenery and as you go closer to the mountain’s summit, you get an outstanding panoramic view. It has a lot of powder snow and it is generally easy to climb with minimum danger of snowdrifts. Don’t forget to take with you a map and a compass.