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Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail)

State Route 2, Leavenworth, WA
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One Of My Favorite Spots!

We love stopping at the Old Pipeline Trail a couple times a year. Sometimes it's just to dip our... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Nice, easy hike!

We took our two teens on this hike in early April. Still lots of snow on the trail, but a great... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Lisa N
Arlington, United States
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“great hike” (3 reviews)
“easy hike” (5 reviews)
“the river” (8 reviews)
State Route 2, Leavenworth, WA
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We love stopping at the Old Pipeline Trail a couple times a year. Sometimes it's just to dip our feet in the Wenatchee River and sometimes it might be to hike the entire short trail or just to get out on the old pipeline bridge....More

Thank NCWpics
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We took our two teens on this hike in early April. Still lots of snow on the trail, but a great hike! Very pretty!

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Nice easy walk. Very quiet. It is easy to miss because there are no signs. Only a mile or so north of town.

Thank Regina H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We love this trail, first scoped this out as a possible elderly cart trail, but a creek crossing nixed that idea. But we keep coming back with the dogs, and let them run as we walk the generally flat trail on the other side of...More

1  Thank MontanaTourista
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I don't know what took me so long to discover this hike. Conveniently located just outside of Leavenworth proper on Hwy 2 in beautiful Tumwater Canyon. Interesting history of this pipeline. Beautiful in the fall with the autumn foliage.

Thank JoanZach
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is an beautiful, easy walk. Favorite part was crossing the bridge at the beginning. So if you are not ready to go on a long walk, at least walk the bridge. Great location for pictures

Thank SailingSouth2014
Reviewed 14 May 2016

It is very pretty and the trail seems lovely. My only issue was less than a mile in the trail became a creek and was no longer passable.

1  Thank Chimena C
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This trail is a great hike that, due to its length and relative flatness, is for everyone. The area is simply beautiful, and the sound of the water is refreshing (you can hear traffic on Highway 2 on parts of the trail). The old bridge...More

3  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This short but beautiful hike takes you over the river on the bridge as described. When we went in September 2015, the bridge was dry and easy to walk across. Gorgeous views with a nice hiking trail easy for children to hike with you. Worth...More

2  Thank Sheena C
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Nice, short, easy hike along this beautiful stretch of river. You can hear and see the highway for a bit and there's not much shade but it's nice. Keep on eye on the pools believe you. We saw a lot of huge salmon in the...More

2  Thank JDbrn2run
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