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Icicle Ridge Viewpoint Out-and-Back

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Trail

5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer out and back
68% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,758' 536 m
Descent: -1,758' -536 m
High: 2,959' 902 m
Low: 1,220' 372 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Robyn Pepin

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

Robyn Pepin

Features Fall Colors · Views

Overview

This steady, not-very-technical climb switchbacks up to the Icicle Ridge Trail #1570. Run 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.

Runner Notes

Trail is also frequented by hikers and mountain bikers.

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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Jun 21, 2019
Dylan Kret
Sep 29, 2018
Michael Weber
Wore rock plates and didn't need them, mostly soft, climb is difficult if unprepared, but views are gorgeous 5.1mi
Sep 22, 2018
Kaleb Striplin
Very steep trail, top is definitely worth it. Had to power hike portions to the top. Very small steps going down. Would love to see it with snow. 5mi

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  4.1 from 10 votes

#1

in Leavenworth

#2189

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#1

in Leavenworth

#129

in Washington

#2,189

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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
Pup frolicking down Icicle Ridge
Apr 17, 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

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