Little Wenatchee Road
This trail is actually a section of The Little Wenatchee Road that is left unplowed in the winter months. This is a great skiing area because you can make your trip as short or as long as you like. It’s about 8 miles to the scenic views but there is plenty of scenery along the way, too. The first 3 miles of the trail (which is actually just an unplowed road) offer views down to the winding Little Wenatchee River. At about three miles there is a main spur going off to the right. You can either stay on the main road and descend to the river (about two more miles ahead) or follow the right spur road to see some spectacular views. The spur road leads uphill and in two miles comes to a meadow opening on the left. Follow the road to the backside of the meadow and you will see a sign for scenic views pointing to the right. The views are about three more miles from this point. If you don’t feel like going that far, go 200 yards to your left for equally pleasing mountain views. This is a good spot to eat some chocolate and turn around.
Directions to Trailhead
From Leavenworth, start your odometer after you pass the gas station on the corner of Icicle Road and Highway 2 West. Drive 14.5 miles on Hwy 2 West and take a right on route #207 following signs to Lake Wenatchee/Fish Lake Recreation Area (or if traveling from Stevens Pass go 20.2 miles and take a left on #207). Follow #207. At 4.4 miles, after crossing the Wenatchee River, stay on the main road as it bears left following the signs to Ranger Station. At 10.5 miles you will pass White River Road. Stay to the left following Little Wenatchee River Road #6500. Follow this road for about 1.5 miles to the parking area (where the snowplowing stops).