As the snow begins to melt away in Leavenworth Wa., the beautiful colors of Spring start to show all around town. The scenic views look like something straight from a postcard. If you’re into nature and hiking, then Leavenworth in the Spring is where you want to be.
Obertal Inn is still offering Stay & Play Packages if you missed ski season at Stevens Pass. Also, at the end of the month, SPAC (Stevens Pass Alpine Club) is hosting the Cascade Cup U12 Championships. March is still a great month for winter activities, but our nature hikes within the Cascade Mountains will be a once in a lifetime experience. Leavenworth’s hiking is a big part of Leavenworth’s popularity in the Spring and Summer months.
You will find dozens of trails near town and higher up off of Icicle Creek Road, you will find dozens more with picture perfect views. This town has hiking trails for beginners that extend anywhere from 1 mile like Bygone Byways, or for experienced hikers you can test your might on 4th of July Creek which is 13 miles. 4th of July Creek is not a hike to do on a hot day. Water is scarce up there so make sure to pack a lot of it. We’ve also provided a list of hikes in Leavenworth if you’re still not convinced.
If you feel like relaxing on a crystal clear lake during Spring instead, we recommend two amazing places. Stuart Lake and trail reminds you of an enchanted place out of a storybook. With a recreation pass, you can enjoy hiking, horse riding, and even off-grid camping. If you expect to get aerial footage using your brand new drone, think again. This is a No Drone Zone unfortunately. For people in wheelchairs, there are wheelchair-accessible trails.
The second epic Lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is Snow Lake & Trails. The trail extends 12 miles and gains 6500 feet of elevation. Experience all the park has to offer including Climbing. While Snow Lakes is really cool and photo-worthy, Enchantments is the real experience. Enchantments can only be accessed with a special Permit that is said to be difficult to get. Learn more about Enchantments and Permits here.
Plan your Spring Break or Summer vacation in Leavenworth, Wa. Obertal Inn has availability so contact us today to start planning. Our concierge can help you with ideas for dinner or activities for the kids. See you soon! (509) 548-5204.