Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail - Wenatchee, Washington USA

Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

Wenatchee, Washington USA

Welcome To The
Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail

*** Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail ***
This 13-mile trail that runs along both sides of the Columbia River
in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee Washington. The Apple Capital
Recreation Loop Trail is one of the longest loop trail in Washington State.
This trail is popular with bicyclists, walkers, joggers and in-line skaters. In
the winter months, cross country skiers and snowshoers also share the trail.

Completed in 1994,
The Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail brings a dream to reality.
The trail now serves thousands of commuter and recreation trail users each year.

Traveling on the trail starting at Wenatchee Confluence State Park you will see signs along
the trail identifying wildlife species found in the area. From there, head south and cross a
footbridge over the Wenatchee River continue south to Walla Walla Point Park Area where
youll find statues, children's play and swimming areas, baseball fields, sand volleyball courts.

Continue down south you will see Nile Saunders miniature steam train tracks that runs parallel
to a segment of the trail and the footbridge West, over the BNSF train tracks that takes you to
down town Wenatchee. or from there going south a boat launch and the footbridge crossing the
Columbia River Wenatchees Pipline Foot Bridge crossing the footbridge you can go south on the
trail going under the G.Seller bridge to the Douglas County Hydro Park or you can go north, on
to the east side of the trail you will see Jude's Oasis a small waterfall near the footbridge on the
crossing of the Columbia River. You can continue on you will see the trail head of 19th Street the
("Porters Pond Area") - there is a water fountain and a big statue plack about the Complete the
Loop Coalition Project. Going on the trail north, lots of wildlife then a trail crosses the Columbia
River on the Odabashian Bridge pathway, back to the Wenatchee Confluence State Park.

The Apple Capital Loop Trail is designated for nonmotorized pedestrian traffic only.
Motorized/electric scooters may NOT be operated on the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

The entire Apple Capital Loop Trail is actually managed by six different government agencies,
including: - Chelan County PUD, | Douglas County Parks, | Washington State Parks
Washington State Department of Transportation, and Cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.



( Photos by Gene`s BMX at the trail head of 19th Street EastWenatchee,)
Check Out Some Photos From Around The Loop Trail:
02/21/2002 - * Photos Of The Wenatchee Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail.
09/29/2010 - * Photos Of The Wenatchee Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail.

Chelan County PUD Apple Capital Loop Trail Web Page.
Loop Trail Etiquette: * www.chelanpud.org/trail-etiquette.html
Loop Trail Map: * www.chelanpud.org/documents/Apple_cap_Rec_loop_map.pdf = .pdf file.

* Loop Trail Extension Southeast 3rd Street To Hydro Park 2002.
* Loop Trail Hawley Street Improvements Project 2002.
* WSDOT US 2 E End Odabashian Bridge Loop Trail Connection 2009.PDF = .pdf file.

* Complete The Loop Coalition.org = Wenatchee Wa.
Plans are in the works to extend the Apple Capital Loop Trail
north from the Odebashian Bridge to Lincoln Rock State Park.
* Rocky Reach Trail.com - Proposed 5 Mile Trail Information 2013-2015. =

***** News And Happings Around The Loop Trail *****

Index: - The Loop Trail News Down Below Is Listed By Date, New To Old.
Newer Loop Trail News Listed Is Linked To An Array Of Internet Sources.
The Linked Sources Are At The End Of Each News Topic Link. Older News,
2010 - 1997 By Clicking On A News Topic It Will Open A New Page That Is
A Mass Page Of All News. The Page/File Is BIG! It May Be Slow Loading.
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***** Year 2016 News *****

05/17/2016 - * Proposal To Preserve Dunes Near Loop Trail - KPQ.

05/16/2016 - * PUD Board Briefed On Opportunity To Partner With Land Trust To Protect Unique Property - P.U.D.

***** Year 2015 News *****

07/08/2015 - * Grand Opening Ceremonies For Rocky Reach Trail - Empire Press.

07/07/2015 - * Rocky Reach Trail Dedication - Wenatchee Outdoors.

07/04/2015 - * A New Trail Opening, Extending The Apple Capital Loop Trail - The News Tribune.

03/27/2015 - * Popular Trail Through Horan Natural Area Getting Much-Needed Maintenance - P.U.D.

***** Year 2014 News *****

07/09/2014 - * Rocky Reach Trail Section Opens - Empire Press.

07/03/2014 - * Rock Reach Trail - Ribbon Cutting - Wenatchee Outdoors.

05/07/2014 - * Fundraising Under Way To Build New Hale Park - Gene`s BMX.

04/16/2014 - * Repairs For Loop Trail Bridge Will Close Wenatchee River crossing - P.U.D.

02/17/2014 - * Parlette Has Big Ideas For Rocky Reach Trail - Gene`s BMX.

01/17/2014 - * Council Cautious About Hale Park Plans - Wen World - Gene`s BMX.

***** Year 2013 News *****

12/19/2013 - Archived * City, County Consider Buying Trail Front Property - Wen World.

12/05/2013 - Funding The Rocky Reach Trail - Wen Outdoors.

11/20/2013 - Archived * Hale Park: Land Donor Not Crazy About Park Ideas - Wen World.

11/13/2013 - Photos: Hale Park Proposed Land - Wenatchee, Washington USA - Gene`s BMX.

11/13/2013 - Archived * Trailblazer: Construction For First Phase Of 5 Mile Trail Starts - Wen World.

11/11/2013 - Archived * Loop Trail Extension Groundbreaking Ceremony Is Tuesday - Wen World.

10/17/2013 - Hale Park Site Concepts .PDF File ( .PDF File ) - City Of Wenatchee.

10/05/2013 - Photo: Hale Park Site Land From Black Pipline Foot Bridge South.jpg ( .JPG Photo )

09/27/2013 - Archived * Hale Park: Dog Area And Skateboard/BMX Park Top Ideas For Land - Wen World.

09/23/2013 - Archived * Hale Park: Public Input Sought On New Park Site - Wen World.

09/03/2013 - Archived * An Extraordinary Trail: Apple Capital Loop Trail - Wen Business World.

08/21/2013 - Archived * Ground Work Begins On Waterfront Apartments - Wen World.

07/19/2013 - Archived * For Those Who Love And Use The Loop Trail - Wen World.

07/03/2013 - Archived * State Budget Includes Money To Complete Loop Trail Extension - Wen World.

06/13/2013 - Archived * Eastside Trail Now Locally Owned - Wen World.

05/24/2013 - Archived * City Updates List Of Waterfront Projects - Wen World.

04/26/2013 - Archived * City Receives Loop Trail Park Land Donation - Wen World.

04/13/2013 - Archived * Pipeline Pedestrian Bridge Closed Monday - Wen World.

03/30/2013 - Archived * Breaking Trail: Rocky Reach Trail Extension - Wen World.

03/29/2013 - Archived * City Will Consider Doing Away With 20 Foot Buffers Along Waterfront - Wen World.

01/26/2013 - Archived * Wilf Woods: Support The Loop Trail Expansion - Wen World.

01/19/2013 - Archived * Getting In The Loop About The Loop Trail - Wen World.

***** Year 2012 News *****

12/14/2012 - More Hazardous Trees Along Trail Need Work At Foot Of Fifth Street - P.U.D.

12/13/2012 - Archived * State: Lingering Trail Concerns Need To Be Resolved Soon - Wen World.

12/07/2012 - Archived * Loop Trail Work Begins: South Of 32nd Place N.W. - Wen World.

11/28/2012 - Archived * Loop Trail Ownership Transfer Slows Down - Wen World.

07/04/2012 - Archived * Rocky Reach Trail To Happen In Phases - Wen World.

05/30/2012 - Archived * Orondo Street Waterfront Gateway To Get Makeover - Wen World.

03/01/2012 - Archived * Trail Lawsuit Costs Tallied Up - Wen World.

02/28/2012 - Archived * Confusion Over Eastside Trail Protections - Wen World.

02/17/2012 - Archived * Proposal Would Give Eastside Trail To Local Jurisdictions - Wen World.

***** Year 2011 News *****

10/01/2011 - Archived * The Trail That Gordon Blazed - Wen World.

08/18/2011 - Archived * Supreme Court Denies Orchardists In Rocky Reach Trail Lawsuit - Wen World.

06/09/2011 - Archived * Breaking Trail: Mud And Debris On Loop Trail - Wen World.

03/09/2011 - Archived * State Supreme Court Hears Trail Case - Wen World.

01/26/2011 - Archived * Whats Next For The Trail? - Wen World.

***** Year 2010 News *****

11/09/2010 - Agencies Ask WSDOT To Preserve Loop Trail Land

11/05/2010 - Archived * Monday Tree Work May Close Part Of Loop Trail - Wen World.

04/07/2010 - Trail Opponents Take A Last Stand

03/09/2010 - Board Bets On Rocky Reach Trail Extension

01/26/2010 - Trail Supporters Shaking The Dust Off

***** Year 2009 News *****

12/04/2009 - Trail-Extension Opponents Lose Appeal

09/02/2009 - Bicyclist Injured On The Loop Trail

07/22/2009 - Shortcuts Over Train Tracks Not An Option

07/10/2009 - New Loop Trail Trailhead At Odabashian Bridge

07/01/2009 - Opening The Loop Trail Open House August 4th

04/21/2009 - Closer To Reimbursement Pipeline Bridge Repairs

04/11/2009 - Security Cameras Help Nab Bridge Vandals

04/03/2009 - Rocky Reach Trail Extension Makes Funding List

04/03/2009 - Columbia River Pedestrian Bridge Work Continues

***** Year 2008 News *****

11/14/2008 - Pipeline Bridge In Pretty Dang Good Shape

11/06/2008 - Rocky Reach Trail Extension Fight Continued

08/04/2008 - Loop Trail Project Under Way Another In Limbo

07/07/2008 - Shooting Incident On Loop Trail One Dead

05/30/2008 - Apple Capital Loop Trail Work To Begin Monday

05/19/2008 - Apple Capital Loop Pedestrian Bridge Closed

04/15/2008 - Orchardists Filed Appeals On Rocky Reach Trail Extension

04/14/2008 - Pipeline Bridge Study Will Cost $156,000

03/25/2008 - Douglas County Commissioners Approve Loop Trail Extension

03/20/2008 - Hazard Trees To Be Removed From Confluence State Park

03/14/2008 - Groups Using Pipeline Bridge Must Pay For Insurance

02/25/2008 - Loop Trail Extension Public Hearing No Decision Yet

02/22/2008 - Loop Trail Extension Plan For Another Round Public Hearing

02/01/2008 - Loop Trail Pipeline Bridge Limit Of 20 People

01/10/2008 - Apple Capital Loop Trail To Grow By 1,600 Feet

***** Year 2007 News *****

12/10/2007 - Rock Island Hydro Park To Be Renamed

12/10/2007 - New Pipeline Bridge Analysis Will Determine How Safe

12/07/2007 - Pedestrian Pipeline Bridge Open For Now

11/21/2007 - City Moves On Pipeline Bridge Problem

11/16/2007 - Public On Same Page, Save Loop Trail, Loop Trail Will Stay

11/05/2007 - Loop Trail Users Undaunted By Bridge Closure

11/03/2007 - Pipeline Bridge May Be Off Limits By 2009

11/02/2007 - Parlette Pushes To Save Loop Trail Access

11/01/2007 - Reclamation Bridge Closing For Three Weeks

10/31/2007 - Pipeline Bridge's Future Uncertain

10/25/2007 - Pipe Collapse Could Close Pedestrian Bridge

10/04/2007 - Parties Ponder Trail Extension

10/03/2007 - State Prepares To Sell Eastside Waterfront

10/03/2007 - Safety Questions For Pedestrian Bridge

08/01/2007 - Trail Extension Rezone Improper, Judge Says

07/18/2007 - No Decision Yet On Trail Extension

02/06/2007 - Pedestrian Bridge Closures Camera Work

***** Year 2006 News *****

11/04/2006 - Ruling Clears Path For Trail Extension

10/17/2006 - Rebuttal Period Delays Rocky Reach Trail Decision

09/11/2006 - Hearing Set On Loop Trail Extension

05/10/2006 - No Hunting Near The Loop Trail

04/06/2006 - Douglas County Hunting Ordinance And Loop Trail

03/21/2006 - Bridge Update Begins ó Loop Trail Detour In Effect Until Friday

03/14/2006 - Riverfront Trail Section To Close For Repairs

02/20/2006 - Visits Drop By Half At Confluence State Park

02/15/2006 - Low-Hanging Wire 'Not A Danger' PUD Says

***** Year 2005 News *****

12/08/2005 - PUD Starts Work To Move Route Farther From River

11/28/2005 - Work Along Trail To Begin Today

11/23/2005 - Loop Trail Section Wonít Be Paved Until Spring

11/20/2005 - Riverside Drive Funding

11/07/2005 - Wenatchee Riverfront - A Developing Controversy

11/03/2005 - Dock Project To Close Linden Tree Of Loop Trail

11/02/2005 - Eastside Trail Agreement

10/24/2005 - Loop Trail Closed By Suicide Investigation

09/05/2005 - Loop Trail Fire Burns 3 Acres

08/23/2005 - Wenatchee Riverfront Road Plan Moves Ahead

08/12/2005 - Orchardistís Appeal Stops Proposed Trail In Its Tracks

06/21/2005 - Confluence Viewing Area Closed Due To Leaning Tree

05/20/2005 - Dog Owner Cited In Pit Bull Attack On Loop Trail

04/15/2005 - Pit Bull Attacks Couple On Loop Trail

04/11/2005 - Gang Member Arrested In Riverfront Park Assault

04/09/2005 - Park Fence Protects Young Trees

04/08/2005 - Protest Flags Appearing Along Loop Trail

03/14/2005 - Loop Trail Lover Thinks Bush Bash Smells

03/10/2005 - Wenatchee Loop Trail Extension Appeal Rejected

***** Year 2004 News *****

11/18/2004 - Construction On New Dock Set For Spring

10/15/2004 - Riverfront Park Boat Launch To Close For Maintenance

10/12/2004 - New Boat Club Dock In Works For Riverfront

10/02/2004 - Loop Trail Sternwheeler Plaza Replacing Pavers Project

09/30/2004 - Columbia River Pedestrian Bridge Falling On Dark Times

09/24/2004 - Waterfront Route Gets Final Approval

09/14/2004 - Groups To Get Attorney Opinions On Trail Ease

07/23/2004 - Fire Burns Area Near Wenatchee`s Loop Trail

06/19/2004 - Loop Trail Lawsuit On Hold Until January

05/25/2004 - The Waterfront: A New Vision

05/07/2004 - Holdout Orchardist Hires New Attorneys

05/06/2004 - Beekeeper Fears Proposed Trail Comes Too Close To Hives

04/02/2004 - Riverfront Parks Hit With Gang Graffiti

03/25/2004 - Happy Trails? Trail Deal Nearer, But Some Farmers Unhappy

02/20/2004 - Finally, A New Waterfront Blueprint

01/27/2004 - Loop Trail Extension Faces Legal Challenge From Orchardists

01/21/2004 - Orchardists Demand Details On Loop Trail Extension Plan

01/19/2004 - City Of Wenatchee Seeks Comment On Waterfront Plan

01/12/2004 - Loop Trail Extension Approved: Opponents Say They May Appeal

***** Year 2003 News *****

12/19/2003 - Endangered'Farmers Object To Extension Of Loop Trail To Rocky Reach

12/18/2003 - Parking Fees Keeping Park Visitors Away

12/15/2003 - Loop Trail Extension On Hearing Examiner Agenda

11/10/2003 - Waterfront Planning Meeting

09/01/2003 - Public To get Look At Rocky Reach Trail Plans

08/01/2003 - Wenatchee Confluence State Park Parking Permit Fee

06/07/2003 - Man Found Stabbed Near Loop Trail In Stable Condition

05/28/2003 - Waterfront Plan Goes Forward

05/10/2003 - Loop Trail - Riders/Walkers/Jogers Beware Going To Hydro Park

03/07/2003 - State Parks Takes Step Toward Loop Trail Extension

03/05/2003 - City Envisions A Waterfront With Fun Stuff, Too

02/25/2003 - Waterfront Planning Meeting In Wenatchee

***** Year 2002 News *****

10/14/2002 - Trail extension to Hydro Park is paved + Page

10/12/2002 - Trail Repair Forces Detour

09/29/2002 - Bank Employees Replant Section Of Loop Trail

08/05/2002 - Notice Of Temporary Closure

07/31/2002 - Southeast 3rd Street To Rock Island Hydro Park Starts + Page

07/16/2002 - The Hawley Street Improvements Finnishing Up + Page

05/15/2002 - Hawley Street Construction Project + Page

05/14/2002 - Eastside Trail Going Downhill?

05/08/2002 - Sweep The Bridge

03/01/2002 - New Douglas County Office Building Going Up Near Loop Trail

01/10/2002 - The Bridge That Links Downtown Wenatchee To Riverfront Park

***** Year 2001 News *****

12/03/2001 - Loop Trail Supporter Dies

11/27/2001 - Rocky Reach Trail Project Gets 'Green' Light

11/05/2001 - Odabashian Bridge Project Finished

11/05/2001 - More Room To Run, Ride Or Roll

05/31/2001 - Pedestrian Overpass Finally To Be Built

04/28/2001 - Study Gives Green Light To Loop Trail Extension

03/30/2001 - Wenatchee Loop Trail Like Going On A Treasure Hunt

02/16/2001 - Expanding The Community's Roots: Take Pride Pitches Loop Trail

***** Year 1999 News *****

06/06/1999 - Loop Trail Supporter Questions Timing Of Meeting On Complaints

02/24/1999 - He's Back On His Feet

02/17/1999 - Take Pride Group Offers Reward In Graffiti Case

01/27/1999 - Trail Backer Calls On DOT Chief To Help With Rezoning

***** Year 1998 News *****

05/18/1998 - Loop Trail Dedicated In Salute To Cooperation

05/14/1998 - Plaza on 'Trail Of Two Cities' Will Be Dedicated Saturday

05/11/1998 - Bicycles Limited Only By Imagination

04/13/1998 - Time For Douglas County To Nail Down A Decision:
What Will The County Build On 19th Street Property Near The River?


03/27/1998 - Take Pride Begins Work On Loop Trail Rest Area

03/19/1998 - Rocky Reach Trail Is On The Way

03/05/1998 - Trail Backers Still Need Funds; Ask State To Remove Strings On
Grants: Extension Would Go From Olds Station Bridge To Lincoln Rock State Park

***** Year 1997 News *****

09/16/1997 - Construction To Begin On Plaza For Apple Capital Recreation Trail

08/25/1997 - Loop Trail Needs Repairs

08/13/1997 - Waterworks Cafe Opens On Riverfront

08/13/1997 - Pedestrian Bridge To Be Closed For Construction

07/16/1997 - Riverfront Trail Now Open On Douglas County Side

06/24/1997 - Rotary Clubs Envision Eastside Riverfront Park

06/18/1997 - Where There's A Wheel There's A Way On The Loop:
Flooding Doesn't Deter Dedicated Cyclists From Riding Route


05/04/1997 - Get Together And Build The Trail

03/19/1997 - Riverbank Roust: Homeless People Lose Their Shelters As
The Chelan County PUD Does Its Spring Cleanup Along The Columbia River



Other Links Re: Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail:
* Chelan-Douglas Land Trust: www.cdlandtrust.org = ( apple-capital-loop-trail )
* www.eastmontparks.com/apple-capital-recreation-loop-trail.shtml = Eastmont Parks.
* Washington Wildlife Columbia River Trail Grant = WWRP Projects 1992.
* www.theslowlane.com/99tripe/wenatc.html = Photos-Info 1999.
* NW Walk: Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail Info. = Seattle Times 2006.
* Biking The Wild And Tame Sides Of The Wenatchee Loop Trail. = Biking Bis 2009.
* Loop Trail In Wenatchee Gives Great Views Of Columbia River. = Oregon Live 2012.
* What A Ride! Apple Capital Loop Trail Wenatchee, Wa. = Northwest Revealed 2013.



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