Leavenworth, Central Cascades
7 miles, roundtrip
(This is from what we recorded on a Garmin Fenix 6x)
Gain: 2392 ft.
Highest Point: x ft.
Are you looking for a hike just outside of Leavenworth that isn't the Enchantments? The Icicle Ridge Trail is a great option to reach an overlook of Leavenworth and having amazing views of the surrounding mountain range.
The parking lot is well marked and right off of Icicle Road. There is a registration box but there is not a bathroom here.
The trail is pretty well marked, with lots of switchbacks taking you up in elevation. After a few hundred feet, the trail starts opening up so you can see the valley below you.
Don't Miss the Turn!
Somehow we completely missed the turn for the overlook! I think we thought it was a campsite when it really is the overlook. The trail continues for miles and miles, so if you miss it then you can be hiking for awhile.
If you are hiking on a busy day, just follow the crowd and that should take you to the right place. We had people follow us and unfortunately they followed the wrong people because we all ended up doing a few extra miles. Once I looked at the map then I realized our mistake.
The overlook is right above Leavenworth and is a great place to have lunch. You can see some remnants of past fires in the area as well.
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