May 08, 2023

From craggy peaks to river strolls, here are our top 10 Leavenworth hikes



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Who wants to go hiking around Leavenworth? 🙌 Now that winter is behind us, it’s time to break out your hiking poles, secure your park passes, and spray waterproofing on your go-to boots (and some bug repellant on the legs above ‘em). 

Our amazing LOGE Leavenworth General Manager, Jack Bartleson, whipped up his top 10 local hikes that are all near both of our Leavy locations. We won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here’s the list in no particular order.  

Colchuck Lake

Colchuck Lake 

  • Trailhead is 13 miles from LOGE  
  • Difficult 8-mile hike into the Alpine wilderness 

LOGE Tip: Sorry pups, you’re not allowed on this popular trail. Also, get there early to park at the trailhead lot. There’s no parking along the road. 

Icicle Ridge Trail 

  • Trailhead is 2.4 miles from LOGE  
  • Moderate 5.1-mile round trip 

LOGE Tip: Check trail reviews to see if there’s still snow on the trail. If so, we have snowshoes for rent to make your hike extra magical. 

Icicle Gorge - photo credit: Dilip Rangarajan (@hik3.sleep.repeat)

Icicle Gorge Trail

  • Trailhead is 16.5 miles from LOGE
  • Easy 4.5-mile loop.

LOGE Tip: Word has it that there might be some great swimming and fishing holes along this easy stroll through the gorge, but let's keep that between us. 😉

Enchantment Park Loop

  • Trailhead is 200 yards from LOGE Leavenworth Downtown
  • Easy walk that runs the length of the waterfront park and Blackbird Island.

LOGE Tip: Perfect for families with younger tots. Grab a double mocha from our in-house barista stand, and stroll along the river trail. Or if you go in the early morning for a run, you might get lucky and spot a few deer on the path with you.

Lake Valhalla

Lake Valhalla

  • Trailhead is 34 miles from LOGE
  • Moderate 6.4 miles round trip. There are two approach trails at either end of the breathtaking Alpine Lake.

LOGE Tip: If you have hiking buddies with a second car, drop one at the Stevens Pass trailhead, and the other at the Smithbrook trailhead. That way you can hike straight through rather than doubling back. Twice the experience!

Ski Hill Loop

  • Trailhead is 1.7 miles from LOGE
  • Moderate 5.5-mile loop with great views of the valley and wildflowers popping up as early as May.

LOGE Tip: Some hikers like to go counterclockwise so they can watch out for the mountain bikers, who share the trail. But hey, if you’re looking for a fun downhill mountain bike trail this is it. We’ve got just the bikes to rent at LOGE Leavenworth Downtown.

Eightmile Lake

Eightmile Lake

  • Trailhead is 12.4 miles from LOGE
  • Just under 8 miles round trip. This local classic is a great introduction to the Cascade Alps.

LOGE Tip: Grab a lunch to-go at the LOGE Iconoclast Café and enjoy it on the massive boulders surrounding the south end of the lake. It's a great place to catch some rays before heading back downhill.

Twin Lakes Trail

  • Trailhead is 31 miles from LOGE
  • Moderate 6.4 round trip through the forest to Twin Lakes.

LOGE Tip: This trail is a few miles past Dirty Face Mountain near Lake Wenatchee. When you finish the hike treat yourself to an Icicle Brewing Company Dirty Face Amber and the Dirty Face Combo Pizza at Headwaters Pub on the Wenatchee River. Trust us.

Tumwater Canyon Bridge, Old Pipeline Trail

Old Pipeline Trail

  • Trailhead is 2.4 miles from LOGE
  • Easy 2.4-mile walk along the Wenatchee River in the Tumwater

LOGE Tip: Look for the cave on the left at the 1-mile mark. We double-dog-dare you!

Hidden Lake

  • Trailhead is 23 miles from LOGE
  • Easy 1.9-mile round trip through alpine forests on the west shore of Lake Wenatchee

LOGE Tip: For all you golfers looking to practice your swing, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you pass the Kahler Glen Golf Course floating driving range on your way in and out. Grab a beer and snack at Wildflour, their onsite restaurant, while you’re at it!

Have you been on any of these hikes yet? Did we miss one you absolutely love? Either way, let us know! Hit us up on social with your pics, trail reviews, or pro tips.

It's also important to note that this time of year there will most likely still be snow on the trails and potholes on some roads, so like any hike in Mother Nature be prepared. If you’re coming from Seattle, it’s a good idea to have a place to crash after a big day. Maybe we’re biased, but LOGE has it all–from hammocks in our rooms to trail guides in the lobby to headlamps you can borrow for your sunset hikes to a cozy firepit waiting for you when you get back. Book your spring adventure on our website or the LOGE app (iOS or Android). Until then, safe travels and happy trails.

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