Sauer's Mountain

Hike a trail that begins on private land and then enters a national forest. Climb steadily through balsamroot and lupine, as well as bluebells, phlox, and a myriad other wildflowers, depending on the season. This trail is Available thanks to the generosity of Leonard Sauer, who is often there and loves to chat, this steep trail is a birding and botanizing paradise.

getting there

Drive SR 2 to Peshastin, 3 miles east of Leavenworth. In Peshastin turn lefy (north) onto North Road and then turn right onto Anderson Canyon Road. Continue 0.7 mile to the trailhead (1,350 ft).


  • Park on either side of the road.
  • There is room for about ten cars.
  • If the parking area is full, please come back a different day.


  • This trail is accessible thanks to a Leonard Sauer who built the trail on his own private property.
  • As of Oct 2017 the trail is closed to the public between early October and mid April.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • 3,116 ft
  • Land Manager: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests
    Wenatchee River Ranger District (OWNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178
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