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Icicle Ridge Viewpoint Out-and-Back

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 4.1 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A steady, popular climb leading to beautiful views of Leavenworth from the top of the ridge.


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

Out and Back

2,959' 902 m

High

1,220' 372 m

Low

1,758' 536 m

Up

1,758' 536 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Overview

This steady, not-very-technical climb switchbacks up to the Icicle Ridge Trail #1570. Hike on up to the ridgeline to check out 360 views of the town below on one side, the river on the other, and mountains along the rest of the ridge.

Need to Know

No Discovery Pass or NW Forest Pass required.

Description

This is a steady, manageable climb on singletrack switchbacks up to Icicle Ridge. The trail is forested and smooth, and often exposed to the sunshine. The easy-to-follow path is very popular spring through fall (it also makes for a fun snowshoe in the winter). Once you meet up with the ridge (it's windy up there!), hang a right and continue a short ways along the spur trail to reach a few different viewpoints of Leavenworth and the surrounding area. After you take in the view, turn around and head back the way you came.

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Robyn Pepin

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 14 votes

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in Leavenworth

#2292

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#125

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Photos

Icicle Creek and Ridge Spur Viewpoint
May 12, 2019 near Leavenw…, WA
Hanging out along Icicle Ridge, enjoying the view
Apr 17, 2018 near Leavenw…, WA
Icicle Creek Road
Apr 18, 2018 near Leavenw…, WA
Looking down at the river from Icicle Ridge
Apr 17, 2018 near Leavenw…, WA
Looking back up at the upper Icicle Ridge.
Apr 18, 2018 near Leavenw…, WA
Pup frolicking down Icicle Ridge
Apr 17, 2018 near Leavenw…, WA

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Aug 22, 2021
Lindsey Kaiser
Great views!! 5.2mi — 1h 48m
Jun 22, 2021
Jared Stewart
Steep switch backs. Started early before it got too hot.
Jan 13, 2021
Lizz Robnett
Snow shoes are great for this during January. 5mi
Nov 7, 2020
G C
1:00 up 0:47 down
Oct 13, 2019
Abby Hric
Aug 31, 2019
Allen Oelschlaeger
Aug 16, 2019
Adriann Jordan
Has some exposure on several switchbacks so do not underestimate the heat and need for liquids!! 5.5mi — 3h 13m
Jul 17, 2019
Brian Shipman
Steep. View is fantastic. Bring plenty of water. 5mi — 3h 00m