Saddle Rock Trail, Wenatchee


Saddle Rock is well worth the climb as the views from its summit are pure perfection. It captures the entire essence of what Wenatchee, Wa is all about. If this city is your destination, then this hike is an absolute must!

The jaunt up is gradual enough, but it gets steeper as you go. You will gather an elevation gain of around 1000 feet in less than 2 miles to the top. The elevation once you get there is at 2000 feet which is just enough to take in all the wonderful scenery below.

This particular day was a bit foggy, but typically you can spot the North Cascades pretty well while looking West. To the East and North are the Columbia Plateau and Rocky Reach Dam. Not to mention the entire community of Wenatchee and the great and powerful Columbia River dividing it. There is 325 acres of nature conserve here to explore, so give yourself plenty of time to take it all in and enjoy!

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Driving south on South Wenatchee Avenue, turn right on Crawford Street. Travel west for just over a mile until a stop sign at South Miller Street. Turn left and travel 0.5 mile to Circle Street, then make a right. Stay on this road, passing some horse stables, where the road curves left. Look for parking here near some large power poles and a tree. Park here and walk up the dirt road past the power line poles, but be sure to not block either the gate or the road. (Directions from the WTA site)


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