Groomed trail
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Distance
0.00 mi (0.00 km)
Warming hut
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass

Pros

Well Groomed. Good Views. Campground in the summer. Established Parking.

Cons

Sno-Park Fees.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

1,096.00 ft (334.06 m)

Net Elevation Gain

160.00 ft (48.77 m)

Features

Shelters
Snowshoeing

Trail type

Loop

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington

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