Hiking: A natural paradise to explore
Between them, Tumble Creek and Suncadia have 26 miles of paved paths and trails—and countless miles of unpaved trails stretched out across 6,400 prisitine acres. Mother Nature presents a vast array of seasonal wonders that beg exploration throughout the year, both inside the gates and out. Within a stone’s throw lies the ever-present invitation to venture out and discover the panoramic Cascade Mountains—the gateway to an unparalleled collection of nearby paths, trails, overlooks, streams, waterfalls, and lakes.
The Cascades, as well as the nearby towns of Cle Elum and Rosylyn, offer a number of outdoor adventures that will appeal to every member of your family. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a beginner, there are infinite trails varying in difficulty: from easy, to moderate, to strenuous. Each one affords a close-up view of this breathtaking mountain landscape. Some nearby area trails to get you started are below:
Pete Lake: scenic lake setting with a variety of pines, hardwoods, and wildflowers.
Manastash Ridge: Abundant wildlife and native vegetation accompany the steady uphill ascent to gorgeous views of the Kittitas Valley below.
Cooper River Trail: This 3.5 mile (one way) moderate-to-easy hike traces the meandering Cooper River all the way to the crystal clear Cooper Lake.
Paddy Go Easy Pass: Take in the area’s rich mining history with this steep hike up to Sprite Lake. (Elevation gain is 2,500+ feet.)
Pacific Crest Trail (Snoqualmie Pass): Remote, challenging, and boasting some of the most scenic views in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.