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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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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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Stuart Lake 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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Little Giant Pass
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147 Completed 86 Reviews

Steep much of the way, this trail is fairly difficult. However, the 5 star views from the top looking across at Clark Mt, Glacier Peak, Buck Mt, and down at the gorgeous Napeequa River Valley are totally worth it. You must ford the knee high Chiwawa river right from the beginning just after the trail-head - I wore sandals to start out and then put on socks / hiking shoes after the crossing. The first mile starts off dusty and easy on the feet. Enjoy it while it lasts before the elevation kicks in. The trail drops down a few hundred feet which you will need to regain. Next enter a burn zone from a past forest fire followed by a large bolder ridge and what I call cairn city (cairns every 15 ft) then back into the brush to climb some more. Finally switchback through beautiful open meadows until you reach the pass. I only came across a few other hikers on the trail along with a few hunters. About 4 hrs up and 2 hrs down. The trail-head had a sign that stated no pass required for parking, but I always have one anyway.

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The Enchantments Trail
by Katie Pope

30 Completed 7 Reviews

Day hiked this in 13 hours from Stuart Lake trailhead to Snow Lakes trailhead. Encountered plenty of mountain goats (including one who hiked with us for a bit), flew a flimsy kite off Aasgard Pass, and stopped to read in the lake basins, making for a lovely if foot-wearying day.

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Dirtyface Peak
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

This hike was no joke! My husband and I counted 99 switchbacks. The views however, are absolutely spectacular and worth every step. The trail doesn't seem too terribly well traveled as there is a lot of shrubs and plant overgrowth. We prefer hikes where we don't see a lot of others on the trail so this was not a problem, we only ran into 4 other groups.

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Eightmile Lake Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Very beautiful lake and fun hike. We chose to stay the night and it was nice and peaceful. We caught 2 fish while we were there. Lots of traffic on the trails going both directions. The road to the trailhead is a bit rough, but I made it just fine in my Honda Accord.

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Colchuck Lake
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

our favorite hike, somewhat difficult climb - hiking poles helped significantly. very beautiful turquoise lake at the top, great views along the way and lots of peaceful nature surroundings.

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