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Outdoor activities you can enjoy in Wenatchee, WA

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There’s no shortage of things to do in Wenatchee, WA, especially in the aspect of outdoor activities. Below are some of the most popular outdoor activities and venues in Wenatchee to add to your bucket list.


Nestled between the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers, Wenatchee has an interesting topography that makes it one of the best places to hike.

  • Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

Wenatchee’s famous hike/bike trail is also the longest loop in the state. Running for 10 miles alongside the Columbia River up to the city center, this trail is a favorite pathway among hikers and commuters due to the wonderful views and occasional glimpses of the local wildlife.

  • Saddle Rock

Saddle Rock may only span 3.4 miles and is steep but at the summit, you’ll see breathtaking aerial views of the city. Take the back of the peak for an easier hike or get your heart pumping with the more challenging path on its front.

  • Clara Lake

If you’re looking for a quick hike. Clara Lake is good to start with. The route takes hikers to serene, cool-shaded woods and an alpine lake basin.


Golf aficionados and dabblers into the sport can practice their swing in any of Wenatchee’s sprawling golf courses.

2920 8th Street Southeast, East Wenatchee

A classic Scottish golf course, Highlander is breathtaking, with great views of the Columbia River as you tee off. The inclusion of trees has converted this links course into a parkland one. Play on this 18-hole golf course with golfing buddies or family – the fairways are meant for players of all skill levels.

1600 Country Club Drive, East Wenatchee

Come and play a game or two at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club where the golf course is among the best in the state. Playing in this remarkable championship golf course is an experience in itself as you’re surrounded by the Cascade Mountains and beautiful orchards on its fringes. The Clubhouse brings golfers and members together for some social and business gatherings.

1201 Desert Canyon Boulevard, Orondo

This high desert golf course located 20 minutes north of East Wenatchee is among the top-rated in the state due to its resort-style vibe and excellent greens.


Colder weather and snowfall in Wenatchee are no deterrents to enjoying the many places and activities that make Wenatchee a winter wonderland.

  • Skiing at Mission Ridge

Hit the slopes in one of the best skiing areas in town, Mission Ridge. This popular ski resort gives you amazing views of the backcountry as you glide across 2,000 acres of powdery snow through 36 designated trails.

  • Fat-tire snow biking

Here’s one unique adventure to explore during wintertime in Wenatchee. The bikes are equipped with oversized tires for better balance and enough traction to easily maneuver them on the snow.

  • Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Wenatchee is fun and inexpensive. A great venue for this is Lake Wenatchee which turns into solid ice and snow during winter. There are also 12 miles of snowshoe trails available in the area.  The Wenatchee Crest near Blewett Pass has a modest elevation that’s ideal for beginners.

If you have plans of buying a home for sale in Wenatchee, WA for living in or for converting into a vacation rental, you can contact our team at Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate to help you get started. Call us today at 509.888.8887 or email us to learn more about real estate opportunities in Wenatchee, WA, and the surrounding communities.