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Colockum Wildlife Recreation Area

Central Washington > Wenatchee
47.3865, -121.3848
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Looking down on the Columbia River from Colockum Wildlife Recreation Area. Photo by Robert Rosen. Full-size image
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Hiking Colockum Wildlife Recreation Area

The trail is about a three-mile section of old Tarpiscan Road, now closed. Visitors will gently climb on this road through the mountains high above the Columbia River.

There are two gates along the road, about 1.5 miles apart. The section of trail between the two gates goes through private property. The old road right of way is still public, however, so stay on the road, just be sure to respect the private property on both sides of the road.

As you hike, look north towards the town of Rock Island, and south to Crescent Bar and West Bar with its huge ripples formed during massive Ice-Age floods.

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Colockum Wildlife Recreation Area

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Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

To get here, take Malaga Highway / Colockum Road south out of Wenatchee. At a Y just past milepost 13, take a left on Tarpiscan Road and follow it to the end, where you will find parking. A Dept. of Fish & Wildlife office is just up the hill.

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Central Washington > Wenatchee

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Colockum Wildlife Area

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