Calling all adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts! If you’ve never explored the Icicle Ridge Trail in Leavenworth, WA, you are missing out on the experience of a lifetime! Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, this popular hiking trail offers picturesque views around every turn. Here’s what you’ll discover when you go!
The Icicle Ridge Trail is just one of many hiking trails in Leavenworth. Make sure to request a copy of our free Vacation Guide for a complete list of recommended hikes, state parks, and outdoor adventures. It’s full of tips about all the best things to see and do during your stay at Pine River Ranch!
About the Icicle Ridge Trail
Are you looking to relax and reconnect with nature? A hike along the Icicle Ridge Trail may be just what you need to unplug. While the entire trail is 29.6 miles long, many visitors opt to take the shorter Icicle Ridge loop hike. This 5.5-mile moderate round-trip journey takes you past scenic lookouts, fields of wildflowers, lush forests, and wide-open valleys. Once you reach the large clearing, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Leavenworth, the Wenatchee River, and waterfalls racing down Tumwater Canyon. It is a truly spectacular sight to behold!
While many visitors opt to turn back at the clearing, it’s also possible to keep hiking. However, this should only be attempted by the most experienced hikers. The trail continues climbing along the ridge, eventually crossing the Fourth of July Creek. An array of challenging switchbacks will take you up to a burned forest. Once you’ve traversed 5.7 miles, you’ve finally reached Icicle Ridge! Take a left at the wooden sign and continue to the old Icicle Ridge Lookout site. Here, you’ll discover 360-degree views of Cashmere Mountain, Eightmile Mountain, Jack Ride, Mount Stuart, and more. The views from the top are well worth the challenging climb!
When Is the Best Time to Hike Along the Icicle Ridge Trail?
We recommend hiking this trail from April through September to avoid the ice and snow. However, spring is the best time to see the blooming wildflowers. On any given day, you’ll find locals and visitors hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding along the trail. Dogs are also allowed, but please keep in mind that they must be leashed.
Other Must-See Hiking Trails in Leavenworth
- The Enchantments
- Icicle Gorge
- Iron Goat Trail
- The Enchanted Valley
- Wenatchee Confluence State Park
- Kahler Glen
- Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee
- Eightmile Lake Trail
- Waterfront Park Trails
- Lake Minotaur Trail
Book Your Stay at Pine River Ranch!
After a fun-filled day exploring the Icicle Ridge Trail, come kick back and relax at Pine River Ranch. Our romantic Leavenworth bed and breakfast has everything you need to unwind after a long day on the trail. Each of our guest rooms features top-notch amenities to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one. Plus, all of the best hiking trails, white water rafting excursions, and zipline adventures are just minutes away!
For a truly memorable vacation, we invite you to book a stay in our Lodgepole Suite! Rest up in your comfortable pine log bed, cozy up next to the rock fireplace, or soothe those sore muscles with a soak in the large walk-in shower. The suite even features a private deck with easy trail system access around the property. Check our availability and start planning your exciting getaway today. We can’t wait to welcome you!