Leavenworth Hiking Trails, Washington Hikes

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Hiking

Leavenworth hiking is one of the best ways to truly explore and understand the beauty of Central Washington and why people love to visit this area. You’ll be amazed by the views, lakes, and natural flora.

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Where can I go hiking and backpacking?

Known for all of the natural beauty that surrounds the area, Leavenworth hikes are a perfect way to get exercise and see the geologic wonders.

Fourth of July Creek Trail
This is the perfect trail for hikers who seek steep elevation gain and beautiful ridge top views. 

  • Distance: 10.6 miles 
  • Elevation: 2,200 feet from the beginning at 4,800 feet to the end at 7,000 feet 
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult 
  • Trailhead: Take US 2 to Icicle Road for 9.4 miles. Follow Icicle Road until you reach the paved trailhead parking area on the right hand side.

Icicle Ridge Trail #1570
Great views of Leavenworth and a perfect trail to hike when you are looking for a hike out of town. 

  • Distance: 4.0 miles 
  • Elevation: 1,800 feet 
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Trailhead: Go east on US 2 to Icicle Road where you continue on for 1.4 miles. Look for Icicle Ridge Trail sign where you will turn right. Take an immediate left and look for the parking lot ahead.

Colchuck Lake #1599.1
One of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes in the area due to its continual uphill climb and lake at the end, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Washington. 

  • Distance: 8.4 miles roundtrip 
  • Elevation: 2,200 feet 
  • Difficulty: Difficult/advanced 
  • Trailhead: Take Icicle Creek Road for 8.4 miles, take left at Eightmile Rd and continue on for 3.8 miles to a large parking lot and trailhead.

Eightmile Lake
A popular hike surrounded by mountains and geologic wonders. 

  • Distance: 6.6 miles roundtrip 
  • Elevation: 1,300 feet 
  • Difficulty: Intermediate 
  • Trailhead: Take Icicle Road for 8.4 miles, take a left onto Eightmile Road and continue on for 3.8 miles to parking lot and trailhead.

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