Swakane Canyon is north of Wenatchee just off Highway 97 (Alt.) on the west side of the Columbia River. Drive north for 8.7 km, then turn left on the Swakane Road. Follow this rougher dirt road for 5 km and park where an old double track road climbs uphill, bearing east. The entire hike is on a double track that winds up the ridges.
A hike on a double track switchbacking up a mostly-barren mountain would not normally be a great choice for a hike, but in spring we were enchanted by an abundance of wildflowers and great views. A one-way 9km track is provided here for hikers who want to explore the Swakane Ridges.