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Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington

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Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop

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  • The beginning of Lake Wenatchee's North Loop.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Lots of snow at Lake Wenatchee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Ready to head out on the North Loop at Lake Wenatchee State Park. - Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • More snow everywhere at Lake Wenatchee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Beautiful, serene winter scenes.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Winter water at Lake Wenatchee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Wayfinding isn't an issue as Lake Wenachee has good trails to follow.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Trailside viewpoint of Lake Wenachee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • More quiet wildnerness at Lake Wenatchee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Another great view of Lake Wenatchee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Another great view of Lake Wenatchee.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • Dirtyface Peak (6,240') on the right.- Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
  • - Lake Wenatchee State Park North Loop
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Well Groomed. Good Views. Campground in the summer. Established Parking.
Cons: 
Sno-Park Fees.
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Region:
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Groomed trail: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
160.00 ft (48.77 m)
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter
Total Distance: 
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,096.00 ft (334.06 m)
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Adventure Description

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The stunning Lake Wenatchee State Park is divided into north and south sections by glacial Lake Wenatchee. During the summer, the lake is very popular for camping, equestrian use, and swimming. During the winter, however, it is an ideal place for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter camping. With paved and groomed trails, there is a lot to explore at Lake Wenatchee. Grab your skis, snowshoes, a warm sleeping bag, and come see what this park just east of the cascades has to offer.

While snowshoeing or skiing throughout the park, be ready to see a variety of wildlife. Besides being in prime bear country (though bear sightings are rare), Lake Wenatchee is home to bobcat, muskrat, skunk, squirrel, coyote, and quail. If the weather is right, the Douglas firs, hemlocks, and ponderosa pines all sit snow-covered and silent until the snow falls from the tree with a plop, when it's easy to think that one of the animals has just snuck up on you.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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