Wenatchee, WA is an outdoor destination like no other. Feel the breeze as you bike past forested areas and rolling hills. Here are some of the best Wenatchee mountain bike trails.
Length: Approx. 23 miles (round-trip)
Elevation: 1,750 feet – 5,100 feet
This hard-packed single-track mountain biking spot features dirt roads and trails. With narrow sections, sharp switchbacks, and long, sweeping turns, this biking track makes for an exhilarating ride that will get your blood pumping.
Old timber growth and the surrounding wilderness make this one of the most scenic single-track rides in Washington State.
At its highest point, Devil’s Gulch commands fantastic views of Tronsen Ridge and Stuart Range of the North Cascades. On the way down, you’ll enjoy the smooth single-track that will give you the ride of your life.
Located in Wenatchee National Forest, Devil’s Gulch and adjoining Mission Ridge are part of the Mission – Tronsen Trail System. Locals recommend visiting this biking spot between late spring and late fall for the best weather.
Length: Approx. 12 miles (round-trip)
Elevation: 1,200 – 2,950 feet
Berm jumps and creek crossings make Freund Canyon one of the more challenging biking trails for new mountain bikers. However, the difficulty of navigating this scenic biking spot only makes it more rewarding. With a straightforward, roughly half-mile climb and a fast downhill, adrenaline junkies will love mountain biking in this area.
Affectionately called “Wenatchee’s backyard biking hill”, Freund Canyon is one of the most popular biking spots in the area. Located near Leavenworth, you can bike to the hill straight out of town – no need to bring a car plus the ride to Freund Canyon will give you a good warm-up.
The best time to go is from late spring through fall.
Length: Approx. 4 miles
Elevation: 1,200 – 1,400 feet
Here you’ll find a narrow and heavily forested dirt road is one of the most picturesque in Wenatchee. Plenty of seasonal wildflowers grow along the road, making it a wonderful springtime ride. At its highest point, Leavenworth Ski Hill commands fantastic views of the town for which it’s named.
Leavenworth Ski Hill is also a popular spot for Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and tubing in the winter. The best time to visit is spring through fall. Because of its popularity, you’ll be sharing the track with many other guests regardless of the season. Snacks and beverages are available at Ski Hill Lodge for your convenience.
Located roughly two miles from Downtown Leavenworth, you can bike to the hill from town.
Length: Approx. 5.5 miles (round-trip)
Elevation: 1,100 – 1,750 feet
This mountain biking spot features a network of loops and spur trails that can make for either a short or lengthy ride depending on your preference and skill level. The way up from Lester Trail is a bit of a steep climb, especially during the first half mile – you may have to walk and push your bike until the trail evens out.
Despite the punishing half-mile climb, however, bikers are treated to breathtaking views of the North Cascades, Wenatchee Valley, and Columbia River.
Located near Horse Lake Reserve, Sage Hills is also a popular hiking and running spot, so share the trails with other visitors.
Peak season is spring through fall. Spring is an especially wonderful time to visit with lupine, serviceberry abound, arrowhead balsamroot, and other native plants bringing vibrant color to the dirt roads. The biking trail is usually closed to the public from December to March.
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