The idea of shoreline trails along the Columbia River has been
a dream shared by many in our community for decades.
When Chelan County PUD completed the five-mile trail system
along the Wenatchee riverfront in 1990, our valley came alive
with a new focus and appreciation for the river. The parks and
trails have added much to our quality of living.
The Douglas County side of the trail was opened in October
1994, completing the 10-mile Apple Capital Loop Trail, the
longest loop trail in Washington State. The west side of the
trail features a state-of-the-art urban waterfront park system,
complemented by the rich diversity of natural habitat offered
by the east-side trail.
Since completion in 1994, the Loop Trail has become a major
transportation corridor that serves thousands of commuter and
recreational trail users each year. The trail can at
times be busy with cyclists, walkers, joggers, and skaters. In
the winter months, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also
share the trail.
Regardless of your trail activities, your trip will be safer
and more enjoyable for all if you observe trail etiquette.
Loop Trail Advisory Committee
The Loop Trail Advisory Committee (Loop T.A.C.) was formed to
allow the independent managing agencies to manage the Loop
Trail cooperatively and consistently. All managing agencies are
represented through the Loop T.A.C., which also includes
representatives from local law enforcement agencies, the
Wenatchee Reclamation District, two “Special Interest
Organization” representatives and two “Special
Perspective/Trail User at Large” representatives.
The Loop Trail currently involves six managing agencies. For
more information regarding the Loop Trail you may contact the
Chelan County PUD
Eastmont Metropolitan Parks & Recreation
City of East Wenatchee
Washington State Parks - Eastern Region office
Washington State Department of Transportation
City of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation