• Photo of The Enchantments, Leavenworth, WA
  • Photo of The Enchantments, Leavenworth, WA
  • Photo of The Enchantments, Leavenworth, WA
  • Photo of The Enchantments, Leavenworth, WA
  • Photo of The Enchantments, Leavenworth, WA

Time  14 hours 38 minutes

Coordinates 2530

Uploaded July 23, 2016

Recorded July 2016

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7,818 f
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17.21 mi

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near Leavenworth, Washington (United States)

The Enchantments takes you to one of the most beautiful, unique and solitary sceneries in the State of Washington. Not without a considerable effort if done in one day like we did this route.
This is real alpine trekking with passages in complex and diverse terrain, boulders, snow, rivers, roots... The elevation gain from Stuart trailhead is 2.100 meters/6300' and in addition the 2700m/7100' descent is not always an easy trail.
If you don't have an overnight permit this is the only way to do it , and it is worth the effort. You can apply to the yearly lottery for campsites if you want to spend more time in this beautiful area.
It is important that your shoes are the most comfortable you have. No real need for hard boots. We did it in trail running shoes Salomon Lab and Hokas. Poles highly recommended. Bring headlight as you may finish after dusk.
(And Thank You to Wikiloc that put us back on track a few times as the trail is not always well marked!
Enjoy!)

The recording is not complete at the end out of battery . I uploaded another complete route.
Here is a full description of the route Stuart Lake Trailhead down to Snow Lakes Trailhead: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/enchantment-lakes

8 comments

  • Photo of Vamooos

    Vamooos Jul 23, 2016

    I run out of battery and the wikiloc recording is not complete. I uploaded a full route separately.

  • Photo of WalkThisWay

    WalkThisWay Jul 23, 2016

    Lake Inspiration and Lake Perfection
    Perfectly named. https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/the-enchantments-leavenworth-wa-14084582/photo-8732614

  • Photo of WalkThisWay

    WalkThisWay Jul 23, 2016

    this is not easy! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/the-enchantments-leavenworth-wa-14084582/photo-8732609

  • Photo of WalkThisWay

    WalkThisWay Jul 23, 2016

    no bridge here.. https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/the-enchantments-leavenworth-wa-14084582/photo-8732608

  • Photo of Jeff Rische

    Jeff Rische Jul 26, 2016

    You probably weren't aware that there's an escalator right around the corner.

    Looks like a beautiful day. Well done you guys!! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/the-enchantments-leavenworth-wa-14084582/photo-8732609

  • Photo of Jeff Rische

    Jeff Rische Jul 26, 2016

    Fantastic picture. We live in a wonderful place. The Enchantments are spectacular.

    When you mentioned the "Enchantments" I first though you were talking about the Enchanted Valley: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/enchanted-valley https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/the-enchantments-leavenworth-wa-14084582/photo-8732605

  • Photo of Vamooos

    Vamooos Jul 26, 2016

    We will do Enchanted Valley soon ! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/the-enchantments-leavenworth-wa-14084582/photo-8732605

  • nicolas le corvec Mar 6, 2017

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Amazing trek. However my legs did hurt for couple of days after that.. thanks to going down the Aasgard pass !

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