Old Pipeline Trail

47.587000, -120.706820

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A hike right off highway two featuring the Tumwater, for all skill levels.

This trail is one of my main kid-friendly trails just outside of Leavenworth, Wa. It is located in the Okanogn-Wenatchee National Forest and is about 2.5 miles out and back. This trail is equipped with a large gravel parking area right off highway 2, a maintained bathroom and a gorgeous view of the river as you exit to start the trail. This is used for experienced white water kayaking in the peak of the summer and also a local swim hole. As you start the trail you come up on a beautiful red bridge, its iconic for a great photograph. Cross that bridge and start your journey! When it has rained the bridge can be flooded at times, so bring rain or waterproof boots if rain was previously in the forecast. This hike is scenic and but moderately trafficked, you have river views the whole way and beautiful rocks and cliffs off in the distance, during summer months my little ones have spotted climbers enjoying them as well. Dogs are welcome here. Strollers are possible, just look out for pieces of the old pipeline sticking up out of the trail. Great places to sit for a break or have a snack along the way! Pack it in and pack it out!  

Chelsea Murphy
Leavenworth, WA
Chelsea is an adventure-seeking mama of two girls that loves to get outside! Her and her family live in a small Bavarian tourist town embedded in the middle of the Cascade Mountains! She loves to parent outside and find new fun things to do around her area. Their most favorite thing to do as a family is hike and camp, but they snowboard as well! Chelsea stays at home with her girls during the school week and juggles a few jobs in her downtime. Some of these things include writing, event planning, pouring wine and trail running! There are so many things to do in her town and surrounding areas, she is so excited to get to share them with you here!
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