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The Enchantments Trail

Leavenworth, WA

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Rock Climbing

The Enchantments Trail is a 17.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Leavenworth, WA that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Heather Ridge (Skyline Ridge)
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9 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome views! Great snowshoeing experience. Would definitely do it again.

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The Enchantments Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

just wrote a post in my blog about my trip this last august!! loved every moment of it.
http://jonfouquier.com/journal/2016/1/4/the-enchantments

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Skyline Lake
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9 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome snowshoe hike with my buddy, Matt! Would definitely do it again.

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Eightmile Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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The Enchantments Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Colchuck Lake Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Most incredible view I've ever seen

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Pacific Crest Trail - section 26
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838 Completed 822 Reviews

This trail was breathtaking! It was several years ago but I will never forget the beauty. It was beauty most of the way. I could never carry a backpack over those mountains again but I would love to see it again. First of all, the 5875 feet of vertical is wrong. That may be the difference between the lowest and the highest but it does not include the up and down along the way. Also, I only did the trail one way, not out and back. There were some vistas, but not many. The beauty was in the alpine forest, water features and plant life. I did not see any bears, but they are up there. It did get above the treeline which was not as scenic. My favorite spot was a beautiful hanging valley with green moss or something in the stream.

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Icicle Gorge Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy hike but nice with scenic river views.

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Merritt Lake Trail
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15 Completed 3 Reviews

(Nov. 3rd, 2015)
Merritt Lake trail isn't lengthy, but there is a deceptive front-loaded steepness that will leave lesser hikers gasping for breath. The lake itself was lovely, as was the trail that became covered in the season's first snow midway up. Guess who forgot their snowshoes after a winter storm!

We suffered damp toes because the day was so lovely. Not a soul to break the forest's rejuvenating silence either. In fact, the quietude allowed us to stumble upon a mamma doe and her yearling fawn--a rare event in our experience on Washingtonian hikes.

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Eightmile Lake Trail
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15 Completed 3 Reviews

(Nov. 2nd 2015)
Light uphill stinger in the beginning warms you up before reaching the largely flat middle section of this lovely valley trail. Boulders, snow-capped peaks, and charred pine stumps watch laconically as you stroll past. The creek itself, engorged with rainwater, followed us all the way to the chilly, picturesque lake. Yellow leaves, like forgotten sunbursts, lined the path at many junctures. Muddy hazards kept us on our toes without actually moistening our toes. All in all, a fine autumnal hike.