Are you looking for a new winter adventure? Try snowshoeing!
Leavenworth is a popular destination for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding with the nearby Stevens Pass and Mission Ridge Ski Resorts offer a variety of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the snowy wilderness while getting a workout. Plus, it’s easy to learn and requires minimal equipment. Give it a try and discover the beauty of the winter landscape from a new perspective.
There are several places to go snowshoeing in Leavenworth, Washington. Some popular options include:
The Leavenworth Golf Course offers several miles of groomed snowshoe trails that wind through the course’s scenic fairways and woodlands, but it’s located within the city. The beginner-level trail is open to the public and is a great way to see the Wenatchee River and wildlife.
Leavenworth Ski Hill offers groomed snowshoe trails, and it’s right in the middle of Leavenworth Town. The Icicle Creek Trail which begins just outside of Leavenworth and winds through the scenic Icicle Canyon offering a variety of terrain and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The Snow Lakes Trail is in the nearby Alpine Lakes Wilderness and offers a more challenging snowshoeing experience. It takes you to a pair of high alpine lakes surrounded by impressive peaks. Too much? The Chiwawa Mountain Loop trail is also located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and offers a moderate level of difficulty. This trail will take you to the summit of Chiwawa Mountain, from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding Cascade Range.
Keep in mind that these trails are in the wilderness, so be sure to check with the local ranger station or visitor center for the most up-to-date trail conditions and any necessary permits before heading out.
Want a nice soak for those sore muscles? Obertal Inn and Leavenworth Vacation Homes, offer rooms with jacuzzi tubs or homes with hot tubs. These can be a great way to relax and unwind after a day of snowshoeing or other winter activities.