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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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Eightmile Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Icicle Ridge Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

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Heather Lake Trail #1526
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20 Completed 13 Reviews

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Colchuck Lake
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

I had not read reviews before hiking to Colchuck Lake, only word of mouth. I would rate this hike as intermediate not difficult. There is plenty of recovery time in between the two significant elevation climbs. Switchbacks offer a great resting spot, and YES i rested :) this hike offered incredible alpine views along the way as well. We reached the lake in 2 hours even with my short rests. When the sun is out the pristine blue of the water is breathtaking! Our route down was a bit quicker, about 1.5 miles down we began to trail run for about the next 1.5-2 miles. A first for me on an actual mountain. It was encouraging to other hikers and exhilarating for us! Epic day, cant wait to do it again.

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Icicle Ridge Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Steep climb (almost entirely switchbacks) up to the top of the hill. Once you've made it there are amazing views in all directions. Hiked it on Sunday (started at 9am) and only saw two groups coming down while we went up. On our way down we saw maybe 15 groups heading to the top. Definitely a great hike and a great workout to get in before lunch. My GPS tracked something like 1800 elevation gain in 2.75 miles.

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Wedge Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good vertical gain. The view of the lakes from the top is beautiful. Not too many bugs and pleasant temps in late May.

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Snow Lakes Trail
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164 Completed 101 Reviews

Long hike to get to the edge of the Enchantments, but upper Snow Lake is gorgeous. Lake Nada looks more impressive from high above while on the way back. The first mile can get hot if you get a late start on a sunny day, and then much cooler around the Snow Lakes. 99% snow free all the way to the lakes as of May 16.

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The Enchantments Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This place is terrible. There are goats and rocks everywhere. Not to mention the lakes. I don't trust water I can see through. The snow was alright, but only if you like white snow. I prefer yellow.

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Old Pipeline Bed Trail
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13 Completed 3 Reviews

It's a nice walk in a pretty part of the world. However, there's a makeshift bridge you have to cross about halfway in that was a little scary for children and the less experienced hiker. (I've included a picture) Still a fun hike though!

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Old Pipeline Bed Trail
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13 Completed 3 Reviews

It's a nice walk in a pretty part of the world. However, there's a makeshift bridge you have to cross about halfway in that was a little scary for children and the less experienced hiker. (I've included a picture) Still a fun hike though!

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