Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

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The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail circles the Columbia River at Wenatchee with 10 miles of excellent asphalt trail and lots to see and do. On the Wenatchee side the trail runs through four fine riverfront parks: Wenatchee Riverfront Park (sculpture garden, narrow gauge railroad, boat launch and docks), Walla Walla Point Park (sports fields, open space, swimming lagoon), the Horan Nature Area (wetlands) and the Wenatchee Confluence State Park (camping, swimming, picnic areas) to cross the river on the Odabashian Bridge (US 2).

The East Wenatchee side is wilder. The trail runs along the bluffs, crossing ravines on tight hairpin turns and short 6% grades. Here there are two trailheads: 27th St and 19th St. The 19th St. trailhead at the Porter's Pond Nature Area has full services, including an air station for bike tires. Ahead is Jude's Oasis and a dramatic bike/pedestrian/utility bridge that will return you to the Wenatchee side and Riverfront Park. Once you ride the loop, you will want to go around again. It's a fun ride on both sides of the Columbia.

Parking and Trail Access

From US 2, take SR 285 (N. Wenatchee Ave.) southeast into Wenatchee. Turn toward the river on E 5th Street and take it down to Sternwheeler Plaza in the Wenatchee Riverfront Park, which is located behind the BNSF rail yard.

Trailheads and parking: Wenatchee Riverfront Park, E 5th St. and N. Worthen St., Wenatchee


19th St Trailhead, 19th NW St. and NW Cascade Ave., E. Wenatchee


27th St Trailhead, N. River Dr. and 22 St. NW, E. Wenatchee


Walla Walla Point Park, 1414 Walla Walla Ave., Wenatchee

Reviews

Great ride, some hills.

   May, 2014 by philt0

This is a great ride. Paved all the way. It has some steep but short climbs a a couple of spots and some more gradual longer climbs depending on which direction you go. The beauty of this trail is that the scenery is completely different on each side ...read more

Great Casual Ride

   March, 2012 by etfan

This is a perfect trail for casual riders who enjoy short, relatively flat asphalt covered trails with beaufiful views of the river. And as Wenatchee touts sunny weather almost every day of the year, a rider can escape the often time sketchy winter time ...read more

TRAILBEAR ON THE COLUMBIA: The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

   May, 2011 by trailbear

Features and Facilities Survey for the TrailLink listing, 9.3.2010 The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail: Whodathunkit? TrailBear didn’t. He has been going through Wenatchee for years, on the way to other places. He had no idea that, hidden beyond ...read more