Reach 1 Trail

The 3-mile Reach 1 Trail, completed in 2010, provides a scenic opportunity for local people and visitors to explore the Chelan River which enhances community recreation as part of its federal license to operate the Lake Chelan Hydro Project.

  • The first ½-mile section of trail begins at the Riverwalk Loop Trail Trail boat launch on the south side of the Chelan River. This section is paved and accessible to all.
Interpretive signs tell how water is carried from the lake down to the powerhouse at Chelan Falls.
  • The lower 1.1-mile section of the trail is graveled and winds through the natural riverbanks.
Enjoy learning about the American Indian Tribes that inhabited the Chelan Valley, area wildlife, and unique geology.

Please respect wildlife and the natural surroundings as you enjoy the trail.