Rocky Reach Trail
 
Complete the Loop Coalition
Last updated 7/10/2014

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Rocky Reach Trail

 

The Rocky Reach Trail is a proposed 5 mile trail along the east shore of the Columbia River in Douglas County, north central Washington, connecting Lincoln Rock State Park with the Apple Capital Loop Trail, and the Wenatchee Valley riverfront parks. The trail is to be constructed entirely on public property currently owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Chelan County PUD. Construction of the north mile starting at Lincoln Rock State Park and extending south to a Rocky Reach Dam overlook began in late 2013. When complete, the Rocky Reach Trail will include four interpretive stations, connect Lincoln Rock and Confluence State Parks via the Loop Trail, and add 5 miles of beautiful riverfront trail to an already popular trail system in Douglas and Chelan Counties. The trail will be paved and handicap accessible for all nonmotorized users. The Complete the Loop Coalition completed a successful fund raising campaign from February 2013 to February 2014 to make this happen. The trail is now funded, but the CTLC continues to seek donations toward an endowment to use for trail maintenance and future trail related projects. Anticipated completion of the entire trail, connecting to the Apple Capital Loop Trail, will not be until late 2014 or early 2015. Construction of Phases 2 and 3 will begin after October 2014 to allow a final fruit harvest for the orchardists leasing the right of way.
JULY 2, 2014. PHASE 1 is open after Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Eager trail users attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 1, head south from Lincoln Rock State Park on the newly opened Rocky Reach Trail to check out the first interpretive station.


Slide show of the opening ceremony of Phase 1 - the first mile from Lincoln Rock State Park south to Rocky Reach Dam overlook and interpretive station. CTLC provided refreshments for the participants.

10 minute video summarizing a brief history of Wenatchee Valley's trail system, the effort to construct the Rocky Reach Trail, and the value of this trail to our valley.

(Note: Video was created before funding was completed)

AND a message from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

 

"Do not go where the path may lead.  Go where there is no path, and leave a trail."