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The Enchantments Trail

Leavenworth, WA

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The Enchantments Trail is a 18 mile point-to-point trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from July until October.

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Icicle Ridge Trail
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15 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this trail on Valentine's day. A little snow at the beginning but it really wasn't an issue on the trail. I'm an avid hiker but my lungs had a bit of trouble throughout the hike so I took plenty of breaks. The view at the top was beautiful! So cool to see Leavenworth from above! it was very cold and windy at the top so I was glad I packed that extra jacket, even though I hiked up in a tee shirt!

We didn't get started until about 2:30 but we were back down by 6:00.

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Colchuck Lake Trail
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481 Completed 211 Reviews

Beautiful lake in it's own right and a worthy destination for a hike. We did this trail as part of a full day hike of the Enchantments, up Aasgard pass through the lakes and back down the other side. Long day, but what a spectacular hike.

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Colchuck Lake
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481 Completed 211 Reviews

Beautiful lake in it's own right and a worthy destination for a hike. We did this trail as part of a full day hike of the Enchantments, up Aasgard pass through the lakes and back down the other side. Long day, but what a spectacular hike.

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Colchuck Lake
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Absolutely breathtaking! Not enough words to describe the beauty. Would not recommend it to an absolute beginner though.

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Lake Minotaur Trail
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26 Completed 26 Reviews

I can agree with all of the below comments! Definitely an uphill battle! It's definitely worth it though. I went on November 2nd and there was a good amount of snow once I got close to the lakes. Wish it were clearer to continue up Labyrinth. A little too cloudy and cold for my taste. Be sure to explore around the right side of the lake (cross the little creek). There are some breathtaking views of Thesus. I'll definitely come back here next year to do some camping.

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Lake Minotaur Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Very beautiful lake. The rest of the reviews are very accurate on the direction of this trail, IT ONLY GOES UP! Very good work out but I would not suggest attempting this trail without a gun or some sort of protection. As we reached the top, we found a cluster of wolf tracks that were less than half a day old. Scary! We also found a dead deer in the lake, kind of cool! Make sure you make the walk of ~100 yards to the right to look down on Lake Thesus!

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Lake Stuart Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Beautiful hike, loved the lake. Not as challenging as Colchuck but still worth it!

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Lake Minotaur Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful lake had lunch on a rock overlooking lake Thesus a few minutes from Minatuar. the hike was steep but not long. Got near the top and all our complaining left when we passed a family with 3 girls under the age of 12 with their own packs. Kind of humbling.
The lake views are spectacular and you can watch the fish swimming.

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Colchuck Lake
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Awesome challenging hike, but the lake is more than rewarding. I will most definitely be doing it again!

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Lake Caroline and Windy Pass
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Not quite what I was expecting. I didn't make it all the way up to Windy Pass, but instead camped at Lake Caroline. I personally (just a personal opinion) will not make the hike again. It was very difficult with gear and felt never ending. I was a tad unimpressed with the lake. It seemed like more of a pond to me..

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