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Saddle Rock

Central Washington > Wenatchee
47.3965, -120.3307 Map & Directions
3.1 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
920 feet
Highest Point
2,000 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Saddle Rock summit. Photo by Renee R.
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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This is an excellent location to get some conditioning in during the winter months, or to stretch legs after a long day behind a desk. Please respect trail closures for rehabilitation. Continue reading

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Hiking Saddle Rock

** This network of trails outside Wenatchee is in a state of rehabilitation. Some user-built trails have been closed and are being rebuilt to accommodate for the area's popularity. Please keep an eye out for closed and barricaded trails and respect the rehabilitation in progress. **

Saddle Rock is an ideal overlook trail for Wenatchee. The trail follows an old road most of the way to a viewpoint dotted with craggy, pointed rocks called Saddle Rock.

The road-turned trail is graveled. After 1.4 miles and 900 feet of elevation gain on the gravel road, you reach a viewpoint with two benches. Here you can see most of the city of Wenatchee to the north and east.

From there you can take a single-track dirt trail for 0.15 mile and 80 feet down to another viewpoint at a saddle between two large rock formations. Here you can see the south end of Wenatchee and Columbia River.

In spring the trail is dotted with flowers such as balsamroot, desert parsley, and lupine. This is an excellent location for folks looking to get some conditioning in during the winter months, or just wanting to stretch their legs after a long day behind a desk.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The trail is a former road turned trail. The first 1.5 miles are graveled, then turn to dirt single track. The Saddle Rock trailhead parking lot has 4 disabled parking spaces available.

Hike Description Written by
Yas Obara, WTA Correspondent

Saddle Rock

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.3965, -120.3307 Open in Google Maps

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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

From Wenatchee, drive south on South Miller Street. Drive until the end of the street. The road curves right and becomes Circle Street. Stay on this road, passing some horse stables, and the road curves left and you reach an entrance to two large paved parking lots.

Turn right for Saddle Rock Trailhead parking lot. There are 27 regular parking spaces and four disabled parking spaces. If this parking lot is full, you can park in Dry Gulch parking lot where there are 52 regular parking spaces.

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Central Washington > Wenatchee

The City of Wenatchee

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