Day Hike - Horse Lake Trails


Day Hike - Horse Lake Trails

Most of our route could have flower fields similar to the photo. In 2020 these flower fields were the thickest I have ever seen. This is the 8th of 15 consecutive wildflower day hikes around Wenatchee.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-1.75 MPH average moving speed

11:00 at   19 minutes from downtown Wenatchee

Our route

The Sage Hills hike on the 1st and the Horse Lake Reserve hikes on the 5th and 10th all have some overlap, but the areas where they overlap have had fantastic flowers the last 2 years and are worth doing twice.

There will be daily hikes posted between April 28th and May 12th. They will all be close to Wenatchee. They are being selected and (hopefully) timed for wildflowers. 

These hikes will be at a relaxed pace with time for observation, photography, etc. We will be spending most of the day on the trail.

All of the trailheads can be easily reached by a sedan. 

Ticks, rattlesnakes, and hot weather are possibilities. 

I might have to switch hikes around based on conditions. Some trails can be closed if it is too muddy, I may switch from an exposed to a somewhat forested hike on a very hot day, etc.  

It looks like it will be a very good year for Wenatchee flowers. As of this posting, precipitation is about 20% higher than average. :-)


Wenatchee Foothills Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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