The 4 Best Chelan Hiking Trails

Chelan boasts some of the best views in the country! And one of our favorite ways to see these views is by hiking. We love the Chelan hiking trails, especially in the winter, when you can see the snow-capped mountains and breathe in that crisp, fresh air! But these trails are gorgeous year-round so you can enjoy them whenever you visit. Check out these trails on your next stop in Chelan.

Chelan Riverwalk Park

Distance: 1 mile

The Riverwalk loop Chelan hiking trail is 1 mile long and great for beginner hikers. This scenic trail offers beautiful water and mountain views that we just can’t get enough of! If you’re looking for a more leisurely hike that doesn’t skimp on beauty, check out this loop.

Little Bear Trail

Distance: 1.8 miles

The Little Bear Trail adds nearly another mile of Chelan hiking if the Riverwalk loop feels too short. This trail also gives hikers views of Lake Chelan, though they can be obstructed at points. If you’re looking for a hike that’s slightly more moderate–and one that features plenty of animal tracks to identify–the Little Bear trail loop is for you!

Blue Lake Trail

Distance: 4.6 miles

This popular trail is rated moderate and features nearly 5 miles of serene hiking. Walk through beautiful sub-alpine forest and catch views of a crystal blue lake! The nature here is breathtaking and there’s a good chance you’ll spot some animals on your journey. In the winter, watch out for icy days–but the snowy lake views are pretty incredible. Ancient trees mingle with new growth along this path, which is truly an adventure for all fans of nature!

Chelan Butte Trail

Distance: 7.4 miles

The Chelan Butte trail is a challenging hike we only recommend for experienced hikers. For those with plenty of hiking experience, this trail (which can get icy in the winter, so keep an eye on the conditions) is a dream come true. Your efforts will be rewarded with unbeatable views and scenery. If you’re an early bird, watching the sunrise from this hiking trail is a pretty incredible experience!

Are you ready to embark on a winter Chelan hiking adventure?

Several of our nearby ski slopes also offer snowshoeing and trails you can hike–learn more here. After a long day on the trails, come back to your room at Lakeside Lodge and Suites to relax. View our beautiful rooms and learn about our amenities here.

If you want all the views of hiking without actually hiking, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where we regularly post pictures of the stunning nearby views.

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