Leavenworth / Chelan

Lake Wenatchee Chiwawa Nason Ridge Non-motorized Sno-Parks in the Leavenworth / Chelan area


ChiwawaChiwawa

Lake Wenatchee State Park
509-763-3101


Emergency Contact Info:
Chelan County Sheriff's Office
509-663-9911
Lake Wenatchee State Park
509-630-0038

Non-Motorized Sno-Park Non-Motorized Groomed Fee Area Snowshoe Area

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Directions: 1.5 miles east of Highway 207 on Chiwawa Loop Road
Elevation 1,920 feet
50 spaces.

See & Ski Trail groomed for track and skate skiing (6.5 km). Flying Loop (4.8 km) and Squirrel Run (4 km) trails are not groomed and are suitable for either skiers or snowshoers.
Sanitary facilities

Permits: Sno-Park Permit, Special Groomed Trails Permit sticker (required with Seasonal Permit--see permit information), with a One Day Sno Park permit a Discover Pass will also have to be displayed.

Sno-Park Permit required during the season
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required.

Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
 
2014-2015 SEASON
GROOMING UPDATES:
    

02/13/2015-02/16/2015: Last groomed with Snow Cat on 2/2. Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.

02/02/2015: Snow cat groomed this morning. No further grooming until more snow. Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.

2/01/2015: Snow cat groomed this morning. No further grooming until more snow. Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.

01/31/2015: Snow cat groomed this morning. No further grooming until more snow. Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.

01/30/2015: Snowmobile groomed completed by 8:00am. Some thin spots. No grooming on the section of the back loop next to the river

01/26/2015: Snow Cat Groomed - completed 4:30 yesterday. Tracks set on most of Chiwawa - no tracks set on the section of the back loop next to the river - tracks are set on the alternative route/bypass on the back loop. Some thin spots along the river (not groomed along river today)

01/25/2015: Snow Cat groomed - completed 4:30. Tracks set on most of Chiwawa - no tracks set on the section of the back loop next to the river - tracks are set on the alternative route/bypass on the back loop. Some thin spots along the river (not groomed along river today).

  
*To receive updates via email, please contact Lake Wenatchee State Park at 509.763.3101 and request to be on the distribution list.

Groomer: Lake Wenatchee State Parks & Recreation

Remember:
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.

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Lake Wenatchee State ParkLake Wenatchee State Park

Lake Wenatchee State Park
509-763-3101


Emergency Contact Info:
Chelan County Sheriff's Office
509-663-9911

Non-Motorized Sno-Park Non-Motorized Groomed Fee Area Snow Play Area Snowshoe Area Restrooms

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Directions: North of Leavenworth. Highway 2 west to State Route 207. South lot: Left on Cedar Brae Road to park entrance. North lot: 1 mile beyond south lot on SR 207
Elevation: 1,875 feet
8 am to dusk
100 spaces.

Trails: 1.) Lake Wenatchee South      2.) Lake Wenatchee North     
Tracks 5 kilometers north side & 30 kilometers south side; skating lane in north area and Nason Ridge trails in south area; snowshoe trail 8 kilometers

The South Park offers a tubing hill, designated snow play area and day-use area open for camping (additional fees may apply--see Lake Wenatchee State Park web page. There is no tubing or snow play area in the North.

Nearby amenities: first aid, food, heated restrooms, overnight accommodations and ski and snowshoe rentals

Permits: Sno-Park Permit, Special Groomed Trails Permit sticker (required with Seasonal Permit--see permit information); for a One Day Sno Park Permit a Discover Pass will also need to be displayed.

Sno-Park Permit required during the season
 The 2014-2015 Grooming Season is coming soon! Check back for more updates.
  
Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
 
2014-2015 SEASON
GROOMING UPDATES:
    
2/16/2015:

General Conditions:   Sled hill is in great shape!!  Ski trails, however are declining very quickly.  We are no longer grooming  Kahler Glen trails until more snow.  Note the North Park will be closed effective February 17th as we remove remaining pockets of trees infected with root disease.  Though we’d prefer not to impact our ski trails, we also need snow on the ground during logging activities to protect vegetation and soils.
South Park and Kahler:  South completed by 7:00  a.m.  We will groom most main routes with the best coverage.  No tracks set. Kahler no longer groomed. 
North Park:  Completed at 5:00 a.m.  The camp loops are in fair shape, the rest is very thin.  No grooming along lake shore due to thin and bare areas.   
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Many bare and thin spots throughout.
Chiwawa:  Last groomed with Snow cat on 2/2.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     
Sled Hill:  Groomed Thursdays – Mondays. In good shape. 

2/15/2015:

General Conditions:   Sled hill is in great shape!!  Ski trails, however are declining very quickly.  We are no longer grooming  Kahler Glen trails until more snow.  Note the North Park will be closed effective February 17th as we remove remaining pockets of trees infected with root disease.  Though we’d prefer not to impact our ski trails, we also need snow on the ground during logging activities to protect vegetation and soils.
South Park and Kahler:  South completed by 8:30 a.m.  We will groom most main routes with the best coverage.  No tracks set. Kahler no longer groomed. 
North Park:  Completed at 7:00 a.m.  The camp loops are in fair shape, the rest is very thin.  No grooming along lake shore due to thin and bare areas.   
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Many bare and thin spots throughout.
Chiwawa:  Last groomed with Snow cat on 2/2.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     
Sled Hill:  Groomed Thursdays – Mondays. In good shape. 

2/14/15: 
General Conditions:   Sled hill is in great shape!!  Ski trails, however are declining very quickly.  We are no longer Grooming  Kahler Glen trails until more snow.   The best skiing is in the North Campground Loops.   Note the North Park will be closed effective February 17th as we remove remaining pockets of trees infected with root disease.  Though we’d prefer not to impact our ski trails, we also need snow on the ground during logging activities to protect vegetation and soils.

 
South Park and Kahler:  South completed by 5:30 a.m.  No tracks set. Many thin, dirty areas.   Kahler no longer groomed. . 
North Park:  Completed by 8:00 a.m.  The camp loops  are in fair shape, the rest is very thin.  No grooming along lake shore due to thin and/or bare areas.  
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Many bare and thin spots throughout.
Chiwawa:  Last groomed with Snow cat on 2/2.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     
Sled Hill:  Groomed Thursdays – Mondays. Still in good shape. 


2/13/2015:

General Conditions:    No longer Grooming at Kahler Glen until more snow - grooming in the South stops at Cedar Brae.   With the warm temperatures the snow is disappearing.   Trails are in fair shape in the North and South Park, though there are scattered thin and bare spots to negotiate around.  The campground areas in the North and South are in the best shape.  Nason and Chiwawa are also too thin for continued grooming.    Note the North Park will be closed effective February 17th as we remove remaining pockets of trees infected with root disease.  Though we’d prefer not to impact our ski trails, we also need snow on the ground during logging activities to protect vegetation and soils.

South Park and Kahler:  South completed by 5:30 a.m.  Some thin and bare spots to be negotiated, tracks set in most areas groomed.  Still skiable - Campground is in the best shape.  
North Park:  Completed by 8:00 a.m.  Tracks set in most upper trails.  No grooming along lake shore due to thin cover.  Loops are in the best shape.       
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Many bare and thin spots throughout.
Chiwawa:  Last groomed with Snow cat on 2/2.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     
Sled Hill:  Groomed Thursdays – Mondays. Still in good shape. 

2/7/15:
General Conditions:    Trails in good shape in the North and South Park and Kaher Glen, though there are scattered thin spots to negotiate around.  Other areas too thin for continued grooming.    
South Park and Kahler:  South and Kahler Glen completed by 9:00 a.m.  Other than scattered thin spots (easily skied around), trails are in good shape.
North Park:  Completed 6:30 a.m.  Tracks set upper North. No grooming along lake shore due to thin cover.     
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Rain is reduced snow cover – many bare and thin spots throughout.
Chiwawa:  Last groomed with Snow cat on 2/2.   No further grooming until more snow.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     
Sled Hill:  Groomed Thursdays – Mondays.



2/6/15: 

General Conditions:    Trails in good shape in the North and South Park and Kaher Glen, though there are scattered thin spots to negotiate around.  Other areas too thin for continued grooming.  

South Park and Kahler:  South and Kahler Glen completed 6:30 a.m.  Other than scattered thin spots (easily skied around), trails are in good shape.

North Park:  Completed by 9:30 a.m.  Tracks set upper North. No grooming along lake shore due to thin cover.    
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Two days of warm sun earlier this week  reduced snow cover – many bare and thin spots throughout.

Chiwawa:  Snow cat groomed on 2/2.   No further grooming until more snow.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     

02/02/2015: 
General Conditions:
    Trails in good shape in the North and South Park and Kaher Glen, though there are scattered thin spots to negotiate around.  Other areas too thin for continued grooming.
South Park and Kahler:  South and Kahler Glen completed 6:30 a.m.  Other than scattered thin spots (easily skied around), trails are in good shape. 
North Park:  Completed 8:00 a.m.  Tracks set upper North. No grooming along lake shore due to thin cover.     
Nason Ridge: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow.  Two days of warm sun earlier this week  reduced snow cover – many bare and thin spots throughout.
Chiwawa:  Snow cat groomed this morning.   No further grooming until more snow.  Too many thin, bare, or wet areas for continued grooming.     
Sled Hill:  Groomed Thursdays – Mondays.
 

  
X-C Trail Descriptions and Grooming Schedule: 
 
South Park:  Approximately 12 k groomed trails, double-tracked. Within the state park, the total includes a series of 1-3 km loops and longer runs through forest, along the lakeshore, and above the Wenatchee River.  Open loops groomed in and around Kahler Glen Golf Course.  These trails will typically be groomed Thursday through Monday.
Nason Ridge Backcountry:  This 20-kilometer groomed trail system begins at the Nason Ridge Sno-Park at Kahler Glen, within the South Park trail system.  The first 7 k (“Lower Nason”) has rolling hills.  At 7 k a challenging 13 k loop option begins (“Upper Nason”).  The trail climbs 1,500' to access miles of rolling, open, ridge-top terrain.  The panoramic views of Lake Wenatchee and the surrounding Cascade mountains are spectacular.  All trails are groomed with one track lane and a wide skating lane.  Lower Nason Thursdays and  the entire trail system including Upper Nason Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  Challenging loop trip options are possible by way of the un-groomed Nason Ridge hiking trail. The great majority of this trails system lies on private land owned by Weyerhaeuser.  Many thanks to Weyerhaeuser for allowing access!

North Park:  The groomed trails in the North Park area provides 5.3 k of scenic trails which loop through the campgrounds, follow the river and lake shores, and run through quiet stretches of forest. This area offers a less-traveled alternative to the sometimes busy trails in the South Park area. These trails will typically be groomed, double-tracked with mini-skate lane (5.5 ft), 4 - 5 times weekly Thursday through Tuesday as conditions and equipment allow.

Chiwawa See and Ski:  This Sno-park offers the “See and Ski” Trail, an 8 k groomed loop with a full skate lane (8 ft) and single track for the entire route. Trail passes through the forest and along the Wenatchee River.  This trail will typically be groomed Friday through Monday.  After a successful trial last year, we are allowing dogs after 12 noon.! 
 
Snowshoe Trail Information:  South Park:  Here we offer a 1.8-mile loop trip and a route to Nason Ridge for the more adventurous.  The loop follows Wenatchee River and Nason creek then returns to the beach through a Ponderosa Pine / Douglas fir forest.   The Nason Ridge trail runs 2.7 miles from beach to ridge top.  Great views begin about one mile from the beach.
North Park:  A 2-mile loop is maintained along river, lakeshore and through forest.  Thanks to our volunteers!
Chiwawa: A 1.5 or 3.8 mile semi-loop snowshoe trail – 600’ elevation gain, great views. Volunteer built!

Sled Hill:   A moderate slope, about 150’ long. Good for families.  Located in the South Park.  Currently groomed.
   

   
**To receive updates via email, please contact Lake Wenatchee State Park at 509.763.3101 and request to be on the distribution list.

Groomer: Lake Wenatchee State Park-WA State Parks & Recreation
 
Remember:
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.

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Nason RidgeNason Ridge

Lake Wenatchee State Park
509-763-3101


Emergency Contact Info:
Chelan County Sheriff's Office
509-663-9911
Lake Wenatchee State Park
509-630-0038

Non-Motorized Sno-Park Non-Motorized Groomed Fee Area Restrooms

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Directions:
North of Leavenworth. Hwy 2 west to State Route 207 for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Cedar Brae Road to Lake Wenatchee State Park South Park entrance. Turn left at entrance but do not enter park. Travel a half mile for another left turn until the road forks. Stay on the left fork to Kahler Glen Golf Course. Sno-Park is at entrance.
Elevation: 2,000 feet
20 spaces.

Tracks, skate lane 28 kilometers
Alternate access to trails in Lake Wenatchee Sno-Park South Park area and Nason Ridge backcountry

**The restaurant at Kahler Glen is closed, resulting in no sanitary services being available.

Nearby amenities: first aid, food, heated restrooms, overnight accommodations and ski and snowshoe rentals

Permits: Sno-Park Permit, Special Groomed Trails Permit sticker (required with Seasonal Permit--see permit information), with a One Day Sno Park Permit a Discover Pass will also have to be displayed.

Sno-Park Permit required during the season
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required.

Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
 
2014-2015 SEASON
GROOMING UPDATES:
      
02/13/2015-02/16/2015: Las groomed on Mon. 1/26, no further grooming until more snow. Many bare and thin spots throughout.

01/31/2015-02/02/2015: Last groomed on Mon 1/26, no further grooming until more snow. Two days of warm sun earlier this week reduced snow cover - many bare and thin spots throughout.

01/30/2015: Upper last completed on Sun 1/25 - some thin spots along east leg. Lower Nason last completed on Mon 1/26-some thin spots on leg next to Nason Creek.

01/26/2015: Upper last completed 4:00am yesterday - some thin spots along east leg. Lower Nason Completed by 4:30am - some thin spots on leg next to Nason Creek. Tracks set.

01/25/2015: Upper completed 4:00am - some thin spots along east leg. Lower Nason Completed by 4:30am - some thin spots on leg next to Nason Creek Tracks set.  

01/24/2015: Upper completed 4:00am - some thin spots along east leg.  Lower Nason Completed by 4:30am – some thin spots on leg next to Nason Creek. Tracks set.  
    
**To receive updates via email, please contact Lake Wenatchee State Park at 509.763.3101 and request to be on the distribution list.

Groomer: Lake Wenatchee State Park-WA State Parks & Recreation
 
Remember:
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.

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