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Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.80 mi (7.72 km)
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The day hike section of the Icicle Ridge Trail is a very straightforward ascent to an overlook that affords views of nearby Leavenworth, the Wenatchee River, and Tumwater Canyon. The hike leaves from the valley floor and quickly leads upward through switchbacks and views that only improve the higher you climb. Much of the hike is exposed, which means the trail stays accessible and you can bet on a fantastic wildflower display in the spring. It also means intense sun by mid-summer, so be sure to carry water with you as you take on the 1,300-foot climb.

You'll reach the first flat area on the ridge after the first 2 miles, and this is a great spot to stop and enjoy the views. Continue down the trail for impressive views of Leavenworth and the golf course below. In the winter, Icicle Ridge is an ideal spot for views of the snow-capped Cascades that frame the Wenatchee River. 

Note that this trail extends for a much longer segment to the Fourth of July Creek Trail. This longer version of the Icicle Ridge Trail is a difficult but popular mountain bike ride that usually begins on the Leavenworth end. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Wildflowers. Great views. Bird watching. Open year round.

Cons

Popular trail.

Trailhead Elevation

900.00 ft (274.32 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,800.00 ft (548.64 m)

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Wildflowers

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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