Icicle Ridge Trail

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Distance9.8mi
Elevation Gain2,408ft
Trailhead Elevation1,206ft
Top2,976ft
Elevation Min/Max1206/2976ft
Elevation Start/End1206/1206ft

Icicle Ridge Trail

Icicle Ridge Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Chelan County, Washington. It is within Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 9.8 miles long and begins at 1,206 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,408 feet. The Icicle Ridge Trailhead information board is near the trailhead. Along the trail there is a peak. This trail connects with the following: 4th of July Trail.

Icicle Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"“Icicle” is an interpretation of the native word “nasikelt” meaning “steep-sided canyon.” The ridge forming the northern boundary of Icicle Canyon is indeed steep-sided, but by climbing it lengthwise from east to west, you can avoid some of the steepness.

Adequate snow cover is essential for an enjoyable tour, as are an early start and a high level of fitness. Difficulties: Moderate avalanche potential; permit / fee area; not recommended for snowboarders."

Icicle Ridge Trail Reviews

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After reading the eTrail, I did not believe the author when he said “not recommended for snowboards.” After traversing a long way north, the trail switchbacks very gradually up to ridgeline and that prevented most of my opportunity to ride down. I snowshoed up, but really only needed them at the ridge where the snow was deepest. Skis with skins would have been useful at the top. The views from the ridge are nice overlooking the Leavenworth valley. Best of all, even though the day was clear and sunny, I saw no other people. I know I was not alone though, there were very recent deer and bobcat tracks all along the route.
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Trail Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Nearby City
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Parks
Green Trails No. 177 Chiwaukum Mountains, No. 178 Leavenworth
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Oct 2018