he Sage Hills and Horse Lake trail systems are now open for the outdoor recreation season.
Every winter, several trails in the Wenatchee foothills close to provide winter refuge for mule deer and other wildlife, typically from Dec. 1 to April 1.
Chelan PUD manages Home Water Wildlife Preserve -- about 960 acres in the heart of Sage Hills – as part of its federal license to operate Rock Island Dam. Winter closures are a condition of the permitted seasonal trail use.
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and the City of Wenatchee also close public access to more than 2,200 acres of open space adjacent to PUD property to provide additional winter range for wildlife.
For information about Wenatchee foothills trails and conditions, visit the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust website.
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