With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Washington offers a wealth of year 'round activities - perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Thirty-six holes of mountain golf. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.
Spring, Summer, and Fall Activities
For a full list of activities offered and current pricing, please click here to download the October 2015 Activity Guide or call our Concierge at 509.649.6461.
Offering bike rentals, boat rentals, paddleboards and motorized scooter rentals.
For the month of May to September the Pavilion is open Sunday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Rentals are out of the Swim and Fitness Center mid-week.
Enjoy the over 10 miles of paved paths and countless miles of scenic trails to explore throughout Suncadia. We provide a variety of recreational mountain bikes, cruisers, youth bikes for all ages, and trailers. We also offer push scooters. Waiver required for all rentals, anyone 17 yrs and under must have a parent or guardian signature prior to participation. Helmet and bike locks are included with all rentals.
Guided Bike Tour
Join our knowledgable guide on an intermediate level bike tour highlighting the area's fascinating immigration and mining history. Trip length approximately 5-7 miles. Ages 10 and up. Advance reservations required. Call 509.649.6461.
Guided Beer and Bike Tour
Add beer tasting to our already popular guided bike tour. Tour will stop half way at the Roslyn Brewery for a sampling of the local brew. 24hr advance reservations required. Call 509.649.6461. Must be over 21 years of age.
We offer single and double sit-on-top kayaks and canoes. Waiver required for all rentals, anyone 17 and under must hava a parent of guardian signature prior to participation. Call 509.649.6461.
SUP - Stand Up Paddleboards
Simply SUPer! Combining fitness and fun! Come join us for the fastest growing sport today! Call 509.649.6461.
Motorized Scooter Rentals
Scoot around Suncadia or into Roslyn or Cle Elum on a Kymco motorized scooter. Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license. Call 509.649.6461.
Historic Motorized Scooter Tour
Scoot around Suncadia, into Roslyn or Cle Elum on a Kymco motorized scooter with a guide showing you all the hot spots along the way. Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license. Schedule is customized, based on a minimum of 45 minutes. 24hr advance reservations required. Call 509.649.6461
Rafting - For current pricing call 509.649.6461.
Gourmet Lunch River Rafting Trips
Located on the Suncadia property, the beautiful, crystal clear Cle Elum River is just moments away from the Lodge. The 10 mile scenic rafting trip has a few good summertime river rapids and will be the activity highlight of your Suncadia visit. The trip takes about three to four hours and can be scheduled any day of the week at any time. River rafting is a great activity for families and groups. Trips include an amazing, streamside BBQ sockeye salmon lunch complete with appetizers, desert, and Washington wine. Consider a morning trip and have our omelet bar breakfast on the river or raft a little later in the day and have dinner. Changes to the menu are welcomed along with kid friendly meals. All transportation from Suncadia is included. Please contact the concierge or front desk to arrange a Gourmet Lunch River Rafting Trip.
River Rafting Trips
River rafting trips depart from the Suncadia Lodge every day. This guided rafting adventure on the Cle Elum River last about three hours and includes beverages and transportation from the lodge. It is similar to the Gourmet Lunch River Rafting, just without the lunch. A great activity for families and groups. Please register with the concierge or front desk of the lodge.
Beginning in the middle of July, take a kayak trip on the scenic Yakima River in your own personal inflatable kayak. This guided trip will include transportation to and from the lodge, a personal or tandem inflatable kayak, paddle, helmet, and lifejacket. Our guide will provide an introduction and orientation to river kayaking so you’re comfortable on the water. Beginning and advance kayaking floats are available. The cost is $180 per person and includes all gear and transportation from the lodge. Please contact the concierge or front desk to schedule your trip.
Fly Fishing Excursions
Guided Fly Fishing Drift Trips
Full and half day guided fly fishing float trips from a drift boat on the Yakima River. The Yakima River is Washington’s only Blue Ribbon trout stream for rainbow and west slope cutthroat trout. It is a protected fishery with catch and release only regulations. The trips include all gear, fly fishing supplies, lunch (full day), beverages and transportation from the Suncadia Lodge. A fishing license is necessary and can be included. Fly fishing experience is not necessary – beginners are welcomed. Please contact the concierge or front desk of the lodge to schedule a fly fishing excursion. Trips are available daily.
Walk and Wade Guided Fly Fishing
Fly fish the local trout streams on foot with one of our expert guides. The two to three hour excursion departs from the Suncadia Lodge and includes all fly fishing gear and supplies. A fishing license is necessary. Up to three anglers per guide at $102 per hour with a two hour minimum. A great way to start learning the sport. Please contact the concierge or front desk of the lodge to arrange a Walk and Wade Fly Fishing trip. Trips are available daily at any time.
Mountain Bike Fly Fishing
Talk about the best of both worlds. Lead by our fly fishing guide, mountain bike one of the great Suncadia trails through the woods to the Cle Elum river. At the river, our guide will coach you on fly fishing techniques for catching rainbow and cutthroat trout. The cost is $85 per hour with a two hour minimum. Use your own mountain bike or rent for $40. Trips are available anytime during the day and include all fly fishing equipment, gear and supplies. A fishing license is necessary and can be included.
Kids Fly Fishing Class
The Kids Fly Fishing Class is an introduction to the sport of fishing that is both hands on and educational, guaranteed to be fun. The kids can investigate trout biology, habitat and behavior as they are introduced to ichthyology (the study of fish). Don’t forget the bugs. We’ll explore the aquatic insects (entomology) that trout in lakes and rivers eat. The kids will have their fishing skills and knowledge tested in trying to catch a few of the rainbow trout in the pond with the assistance of the class instructors.
The Kids Fishing Program is held every Saturday morning from 11 AM to 11:30 AM at the Swim and Fitness Center pond. Registration is encouraged by contacting the front desk. Minimum age is 7 years old.
Experience Fly Fishing
Come to the Village Lake on Saturdays between 11:45 and 12:15 for a Fly Fishing Experience. Study the art of casting under the guidance of our expert fly casting instructor and get introduced to the sport of fly fishing.
Women’s Only Fly Fishing Class
If you ever thought “that would be fun to do”, here’s your chance. Come to the pond at the Swim and Fitness Center on Saturdays between 11:45 PM and 12:15 PM for a Fly Fishing Experience. Study the art of casting under the guidance of our expert fly casting instructor and get introduced to the sport of fly fishing.
The introduction experience is offered for $40 a person and is limited to 10 participants. No registration is necessary but encouraged by contacting the front desk. The experience includes the fly fishing equipment.
The Saturday Morning Fly Tier
Join us about 9:30 AM on Saturday morning for a casual introduction to fly tying. Learn the basics of fly tying while putting together a few of the favorite flies for the local streams and lakes. It’s free and located in the Great Room of the lodge.
Birding Tour - Saturday Morning
Strap on a pair of binoculars and walking shoes to hit the trail in search of local and migratory birds of the West. The diverse eco-system of the Suncadia property is part of the Pacific fly-way for of many migratory birds and is a great place to view unique bird species. The Saturday Morning Birding Tour departs the Suncadia Lodge at 8 AM for an approximate two hour program on the identification of migratory and resident birds. The cost is $48 per person and limited to groups of six. Includes binocular use. Please register with the front desk in advance.
Guided On-Property Hiking Trip
Hike to the river, and journey through verdant forest over deer and elk trails with a knowledgeable guide. Learn area history, folklore, native plants and wildlife. Approximate trip length covers 2 ½ -3 miles and is recommended for Ages 8 and up. Please wear hiking or tennis shoes. Advance reservations required. Call 509-649-6461.
Guided Off-Property Hiking Trips
Manashtash Ridge Hike
3.5 hours including travel time
(winter months may require snowshoes which will be provided)
Hard - this is a steep climb for 2 miles
Length - 4 miles round trip
Min 6/Max 15
This trail climbs steadily, and at times steeply, to the top of Manashtash Ridge. Hikers will enjoy ascending through the Kittitas Valley's native shrub steppe, as well as the wide range of wildflowers that bloom in the area. Wildlife is also abundant on this trail, ranging from the reptilian to the avian. After the climb, hikers are rewarded with the beautiful views of the Kittitas Valley, the Sturart Mountain Range and Mission Ridge. Guests signing up for this hike should be in reasonably good physical condition. This hike is 2 miles uphill (4 roundtrip), sometimes steep. Hikers should come prepared with good shoes for hiking, clothing layers (non cotton) including hat and gloves during colder months, snack and water.
Cooper River Trail to Cooper Lake
3.5 hours including travel time
Easy/Moderate - mostly flat trail
Length - 3.5 miles total
Min 6/Max 10
This peaceful, relatively flat hike follows the Cooper River to Cooper Lake. Hikers follow a beautiful trail that will take them through old growth forest with bursts of wildflowers. Along the way, there is also plenty of opportunity to glimpse at the river and enjoy the many species of birds and wildlife that thrive in this area. The trail ends at the crystal clear mountain lake, and hikers will be shuttled back to the lodge. Great hike for beginners or families with children. This hike is 3.5 miles one way with only a 400' elevation (mostly flat). Guests should come prepared with clothing layres (non cotton), water, snack, and good shoes for hiking.for
**Lunch may be provided for guests at the lake for an additional cost.
Thorp Lake and Thorp Mountain Lookout
Trail begins with a steady climb along Thorp Creek. After about 1.5 miles the trail opens up into meadows full of wildflowers and lovely views of the Thorp Valley. We will take a short break at Thorp Lake then continue up to the top of Thorp Mountain and the sweeping 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys, mountains and lakes. Drinks and snacks will be provided to you while you enjoy this pristine mountain setting. Much of this hike is uphill, some quite steep. You should be in very good physical condition for this hike.
This trail is a steady climb along Thorp Creek with abundant wildlife along the way. As you get higher the trail opens up meadows full of wildflowers and lovely views leading to beautiful Thorp Lake. In the fall the trail is covered with huckleberries and beautiful fall colors. Drinks and snacks will be provided to you while you enjoy a rest at the lake.
Available at the end of August through the end of September (5 1/2 hours)
Sunday thru Friday: 12:00pm meet time
Saturday: 10:00am, 2:30pm
Adult Rate (18-63 yrs) and Youth/Senior Rates (17 and Under, 64 and Up) Available.
19 Miles - Class 3 - Minimum age: 10
Recommended Gear List:
Here's some suggestions for what to bring along:
- Swimsuit or shorts to wear under your wet suit
- Fleece or wool sweater (not necessary when it's over 80 degrees)
- Change of clothes (to be left in your car for after the trip)
- Any medications you may need
- Water bottle
- Waterproof camera
- Baseball cap or brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun
- Cheap sunglasses
*Note: Please do not wear any cotton clothing (sweatshirts, jeans, etc.). Unlike wool and polypropylene, cotton will not keep you warm when it gets wet.
Blue Sky Outfitters Provides:
- Farmer John style wet suits (full body without sleeves)
- Neoprene booties
- Coast Guard Approved life jackets
- Water resistant dry bags on each raft (for extra sweaters, hats, etc.)
Transportation: Transportation is not provided by Blue Sky Outfitters. Location of activity is in Leavenworth, Washington.