Moderate Day Hiking Trails:
Typically a little more elevation gain or distance
Howard Lake: Previously named Coon Lake this beautiful hike, like a few others, starts at High Bridge. Depending on where you start, this hike is only about a mile long to get to the Lake. Beware, not many brave swimming in the lake due to the rumors of leaches. It’s more for admiring! Hikers can make this into a loop trail by continuing on the trail and heading towards the Old Wagon Trail head. This will put you back on the road that you will walk back down to get to High Bridge.
Rainbow Loop Trail: A fairly popular day hike for it’s view of Lake Chelan! This is a 5 mile loop that you can either start at the lower or upper trail head. We recommend starting at the upper trail head (5 miles from Stehekin Landing) and ending on the lower trail (2.6 miles from the Stehekin Landing). That way, on your hike back down, you’ll enjoy the nice views. The lower trail head happens to be only a 1/2 mile away from the Stehekin Pastry Company. A great way to reward yourself after a fun day of hiking!
Bridge Creek Trail: Starting above High Bridge, on the Old Wagon Trail, this hike takes you 3 miles to Bridge Creek. This is a wonderful place to have lunch, dip your toes in the creek and even fish. Many like to camp here over night so they can enjoy some other day hikes in the area.