Hello again, it’s Matthew here. Today, let’s switch gears a bit and get our hearts pumping. We’re going to delve into the world of hiking in Wenatchee. Now, we’re not talking about your average touristy trails. We’re diving into the hidden gems that locals love, and I think you’ll love them too.
First up, we have Saddlerock, a fantastic trail that takes you high above Wenatchee. This 3.1-mile loop trail features a stunning rock formation at the top, and you’re rewarded with panoramic views of the city and the Columbia River. It’s a bit of a climb, but trust me, it’s worth every step.
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Next, let’s head to Ohme Gardens, a unique and enchanting spot that combines hiking with the beauty of a meticulously maintained garden. As you walk the stone pathways and steps, you’ll be surrounded by lush plant life, serene pools, and breathtaking vistas. It’s a peaceful haven that is sure to inspire.
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Lastly, we’ll venture out to the Horse Lake Reserve, home to a network of trails that crisscross a beautiful mix of shrub-steppe and forested habitats. Here, you can choose from several trails of varying difficulty, all offering stunning views of the Wenatchee Valley and the North Cascades.
Our fourth stop is Sage Hills, an incredible trail system that offers a variety of routes for all skill levels. The trails traverse through beautiful wildflowers and sagebrush, offering stunning views of the valley below. It’s a great place for bird watching too.
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Lastly, we have Devil’s Gulch, a challenging but rewarding trail nestled in the nearby Cashmere Valley. This trail is a favorite among mountain bikers, but hikers will also enjoy the picturesque views and serene atmosphere of this hidden gem.
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And there you have it – an expanded list of Wenatchee’s hidden hiking gems. These trails will take you off the beaten path and into the natural beauty of Wenatchee. So put on your hiking boots, pack your water bottle, and let’s hit the trails! And don’t forget to use our Pioneer Pass for great local discounts. Happy hiking in Wenatchee!