CAMP & HIKE: Icicle Creek Canyon

No reservations? No problem. Get our FREE GUIDE to Last-Minute Camping in the Pacific Northwest. The Icicle Creek Canyon may be a tad far away to be Seattle’s outdoor playground (five to six hours of drive time, round-trip) but for many Central Puget Sound hikers and rock climbers, it is anyway. Simply put, it’s totally worth […]

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HIKE IT: Colchuck Lake

Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth is such a treat in September. Summer draws thick crowds of hikers, campers and climbers to this area, but in fall you’ll have a little solitude on the trail and no problem finding a campsite. If you hike high enough in early October you’ll see golden larches. Birds and other wildlife become more active in […]

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CAMP: Ida Creek Campground near Leavenworth

Details: 10 sites, $14 a night. RVs to 30 feet Water and vault toilets. No reservations; campsites are first-come, first-serve. Campground info. The Icicle River canyon just east of Leavenworth is one of the most beautiful areas of Washington state, and so naturally it’s a magnet for hikers and rock climbers all summer long. It’s on the confluence […]

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