The Linden Tree Area sits on the Wenatchee side of the Columbia River right at the foot of 9th Street. This is a very scenic area, characterized by large trees, a tiny creek, and an interesting historic building.
The Linden Tree Area sits on the north end of Riverfront Park and borders the south end of Walla Walla Point Park. There are benches to overlook the river, restrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of shaded area. There is also a nice low spot where kids and adults can both access the water.
Locals may often use the geographical reference of “The Barn” when speaking of this part of the Apple Capital Loop Trail. “Let’s meet at The Barn” or “ride up past the barn, we’ll be down on the river” are not uncommon phrases. “The Barn” is a 1930s log structure that retains a lot of its original charm. This is a popular site for family photos, it is just that scenic. The Barn is used today by the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club as storage for kayaks and small watercraft. It was built originally in the 1930s and was home to a small herd of Jersey cows, a shop, and storage space. There is a dock nearby that is perfect for kayakers or just getting close to the water.
When looking for a quiet place to read a book along the Apple Capital Loop Trail, the Linden Tree Area immediately comes to mind. It is also a very nice sight to see on a bike ride through the area.