Buckner Orchard

Farm in Stehekin

Buckner Orchard is one of the Stehekin area's oldest homesteads and makes for a refreshing walk. Once there, you'll find a homestead cabin built in 1889, plenty of old farm equipment and hundred-year-old trees that keep on bearing apples.

Head 3.4 miles up Stehekin Valley Rd, turn left at the far end of the Rainbow Creek bridge and look for a sign about 20yd off the road, marking the Buckner Orchard Walk, an easy 1-mile round trip to the apple orchards. Park rangers offer guided walks here at 2:15pm at weekends in the summer. From just past the bridge there's also a short path leading to Rainbow Falls.