Join us for a fun-filled day of mountain biking, hiking, and standup paddle boarding as we explore some of the most popular areas to recreate in Wenatchee, WA. We start with a sunrise bike ride around Horse Lake and Sage Hills, then a hike up to Saddle Rock for expansive views, followed by a paddle on the Columbia River at Walla Walla Point Park to cool off, and we’ll end with some afternoon mountain biking at Squilchuck State Park. There are so many things to do in Wenatchee and this only scratches the surface. What are your favorite adventures in Wenatchee?
The Sage Hills and Horse Lake trails combine for around 20 miles of open, rolling hills riding that is perfect for the whole family. Riding at sunrise or sunset adds an extra bit of beauty to an already stunning landscape. The trails are open to hikers and bikers, and include several lookout points with interpretive signs.
Saddle Rock offers an easy-access hike just on the outskirts of town with vast views of the Columbia River, Wenatchee, and East Wenatchee down below. The trails ascends about 1,000 vertical feet in close to a mile so it’s an uphill jaunt, but a relatively short one.
Walla Walla Point Park is located right on the Columbia River and has lots of green grass, facilities, picnic areas, a paved trail system, ball fields, kids playgrounds, protected swimming areas, and beaches. This is a popular place to get out on the water on a paddle board, kayak, or canoe and explore the shore line, paddle up the Wenatchee River a little ways, and float back down to the park.
Squilchuck State Park is located just outside of Wenatchee towards Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort. You can find a skills park and classroom area with beginner berms, jumps lines, as well as about 3 miles of beginner to intermediate single track trail, with plans for further expansion and development to add several more trails that are a little more difficult.
With so much access to such a variety of opportunities, make sure to pack all your gear on your next visit to the Wenatchee Valley! You never know what adventures you may find!