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Icicle Gorge

Wenatchee River Ranger District, Leavenworth, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The trail makes a loop around beautiful Icicle creek. It takes about 2 hours at a reasonable pace. Variable and lovely vistas.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A long way off the beaten path and down a long, not terribly car friendly road, you will find this gem! The Icicle Gorge Trail is just under 4 miles round trip, but is well worth it! The historic bridge is beautiful (about a half mile from the parking lot) and worth it just for this much of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The water was really rushing, which made the hike especially rewarding. We also had good fall color. It makes a nice easy hike: 4 miles total, 2 miles up the river on one side, and 2 miles back on the other side.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Geocached all around! Loved the quiet, the trees and the water! Great area to hike, walk and be away from the fast pace of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This hike is approximately a 4 mile loop. The elevation change is minimal (about 150 feet), so a good easy hike for most people. The hike runs on both sides of a lovely creek. We were there in mid October so the colors were stunning. It was misty the day we hiked, so the clouds were quite interesting hugging the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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67 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is just one of many trails in the area. First of all directions: At the west end of Leavenworth, turn onto Forest service Rd #7600 ( there is a 76 gas station on the corner). The parking lot is approx 15 mi. ( 24 km), the last 3 mi. (5 km) is good gravel. The trail is a 4... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Icicle Gorge has a lot to do for the outdoor lover and the rock climber. I have spent many days here enjoying the sound of the river and the great climbing. I can't wait to get back because I have so many more things to do there that I have not done. Backpacking/climbing trips up into the Enchantments or near... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a wonderful walk through local forests with safe tracks . It is good for all ages and usually lots of bird life.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just a tremendous feeling of littleness- huge mountain sides all meeting at the bottom........ where we were. A wild and wooly creek bashing it's way down the gorge to join the Wenatchee River 24 miles down stream. Plenty of photo ops, some rudimentary campsites, plenty of beauty to go around.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

An easy walk (about and hour, plus) along the River, through a cedar and aspen forest, across the bridge and along the other side of the River. Not very crowded due to the almost 20 mile drive from Leavenworth. What's not to like?

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