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 Loop Trail has become a popular transportation route 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.
The Wenatchee side includes Riverfront Park (sculpture garden, narrow gauge railroad, boat launch and docks), Walla Walla Point Park (sports fields, open space, swimming lagoon), the Horan Nature Area (wetlands) and the Wenatchee Confluence State Park (camping, swimming, picnic areas).
The East Wenatchee side includes bluffs, crossing ravines on tight hairpin turns and short 6% grades. Two trailheads will get you on the trail: 27th St and 19th St. The 19th St. trailhead at the Porter's Pond Nature Area has full services, including an air station for bike tires.
ALONG THE TRAIL YOU WILL FIND.....
WALLA WALLA POINT PARK
A popular park along the trail with a white sand volleyball court, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, bathrooms and a swimming area. A picnic shelter is close by for large gatherings. as is plenty of picnic tables scattered around the grassy river banks.
PYBUS PUBLIC MARKET
Along the Loop trail is one of the best things that has happened to Wenatchee, Pybus Public Market. An renovated historical building made into an open concept market of retails shops, fine restaurants, and Farmer's Market. You can get a bite to eat from gelato to French cuisine and shop for yourself or pick up a gift at one of the many specialty shops.