Rocky Reach Trail
 
Complete the Loop Coalition

Special Thanks to the organizations above that have donated $2000 or more!

Rocky Reach Trail

 

The Rocky Reach Trail is a 5 mile trail currently under construction 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 will 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 launched a fund raising campaign starting in February 2013 to raise the necessary funds. The CTLC continues to seek donations toward an endowment to use for trail maintenance and future trail related projects. Phase 1 was completed July 2014. Construction of Phase 2 began November 2014, and construction of Phase 3 is currently underway Spring 2015.

May 2015 - Phase 3, the final phase, is nearing completion!

 

Grand Opening for the entire trail is scheduled July 9, 2015, but the trail may be completed as early as late June. The whole trail is now paved, but the middle section, Phase 3, is still gated while construction and landscaping is completed. The trail will also be gated in the mornings once complete to accommodate adjacent orchard activities.

JULY 2, 2014. The first section of trail, 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.


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 construction began)

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."