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      A network of 30+ miles of fast and flowy trails that are 20 minutes from Chelan and Manson. The trails will appeal to almost all levels of riders but their is little technical riding. Over the last 5 years we have built 10 miles of new singletrack that provide excellent descents/climbs and can be combined into large loops (see routes section). Make sure to ride these trails on your visit: Switchback Alley, Shoe, Divine Intervention, Minor Threat, Dust To Glory, Outback, Mallory's Trail and Bob's Trail. The trails are fast and flowy......

      For the best downhill riding you need to start your ride from Echo Valley Area at the end of the pavement between the red parking signs. This is USFS land and open to parking. Please respect the nearby cabins privacy. Start your climb on one of these trails to the top (Switchback Alley, Bergman Gulch , or Waterbar Heaven). Note that Bergman Gulch is closed to mountain bikes until July 1st and is a primary equestrian route that locals rarely ride anymore.

      Shuttling is very easy and provides multiple descent options from the Lower Echo Parking Lot, North Junction, and High Five Junction. North Junction at the upper part of Waterbar Heaven and Lower Echo Parking Lot at the top of Minor Threat and Divine Intervention are the easiest and most popular shuttle drop offs

      Trails are very well signed and most of the trail intersections have maps posted, and you can scan the QR codes on the maps for a map download. However, just use Trailforks.

      Also, there are great trails for the little rippers in the family. See routes section and do the beginner loop.

      No Camping or campfires are permitted within the trail system or at Trailheads but there are a wide variety of accommodations nearby.

      Typical Conditions:
      Spring - The trail system is normally is open for riding in early-mid April with good trail conditions. Trails on the west side of the system melt out first. Great wildflowers into May-June.

      Summer - Between the elevation gain on the drive up to the trailheads and the hilltop location, the trails are a bit cooler than down at the lake. To beat the summer heat just ride early in the morning or late evening. Trails on the east side of the system provide some shade but trails on the west side are exposed and there is little tree cover. Trails can get dusty later in the summer.

      Fall - Great conditions in the fall after a few rain storms. Trails are usually snow free well into November.

      Winter - Specific trails are open to fatbikes in the winter. Contact the Chelan Ranger District for current info at 509-682-4960.

      There is NO WATER here, so be sure to bring plenty.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: USFS Chelan Ranger District
      Parking OK at bottom of Waterbar Trail, not at cabin rental office or Echo Valley Ski Area google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      E-Bikes (with full electric motor power or pedal assist) are not allowed on Echo Ridge trails or any forest trail designated non-motorized.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 23, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      46
      Trails Mountain Bike
      45
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      45
      Trails Trail Running
      45
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      10
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      21
      Total Distance
      65 miles
      Total Descent
      10,714 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,459 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,330 ft
      Reports
      523
      Photos
      94
      Ridden Counter
      4,506

      Photos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      trail: Outback
      8 |
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      trail: Outback
      8 |
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      trail: Outback
      9 |
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 2:07pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      trail: Outback
      14 |
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 2:07pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      31 |
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 5:07pm
      Apr 21, 2021
      trail: The Shoe
      51 |
      Feb 9, 2021 @ 8:03pm
      Feb 9, 2021
      trail: Minor Threat
      222 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016
      trail: Minor Threat
      369 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016

      Videos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      Bob's Trail - Full Ride
      18:07 | 465 | Jun 6, 2019
      Far East - Full Ride
      trail: Far East
      7:13 | 180 | Jun 5, 2019
      Divine Intervention Trail

      2:06 | 282 | May 24, 2019
      Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Trail...

      418 | Oct 28, 2016
      Eli Willard on lower Switchback Alley
      683 | Oct 27, 2016 , Chelan

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Chickadee
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 17, 2021
      Variableallaroundjoe
      Ridge View
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 17, 2021
      Variableallaroundjoe
      Bob's Trail
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 17, 2021
      VariableallaroundjoeThere were 4 trees down. We were able to...
      Waterbar Heaven
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      Aug 1, 2021
      Drypwillard LCTA Last night rain settled the dust…still...
      Shoe Spur
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jul 26, 2021
      DrySnixon
      Dust to Glory
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jul 26, 2021
      DrySnixonStill pretty good considering how dry it is.
      Grand Drop
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jul 26, 2021
      DrySnixon
      Minor Threat
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jul 26, 2021
      DrySnixon
      The Shoe
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jul 26, 2021
      DrySnixon
      Alley Oop
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Jun 23, 2021
      Very DrymsnmtnbikeTrail is extremely rutted from horse hoves.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1987309allaroundjoeaddreportChickadee and 2 more
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 4:35pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      user #1562656andi2328wishlisttrailLolly Pop Loop
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 11:59am
      Oct 30, 2021
      user #2833994CouldrmwishlisttrailMinor Threat
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      user #1137979pwillardupdatetrail4th of July Mountain
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 1:28pm
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #1962462CT687wishlisttrailBob's Trail
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 6:40pm
      Sep 5, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2236019xColterreportWaterbar HeavenOuch! Rest up my friend. We will ride with caution
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 6:41am
      Jul 3, 2021
      user #2452036sarahbeesreportBob's TrailPatches of snow and apx 5 downed trees...
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 6:06am
      Apr 13, 2021
      user #2238022dbroektrailSomewhere to Ride LowerMostly clear, good surface
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 8:27am
      Apr 8, 2021
      user #1137979pwillardtrailBob's TrailThe new 1.5 mile segment of Bob's Trail is ...
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #1639907nrbentletrailNuthatchThis is just a two-track. Gets you where you...
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 7:41am
      Jul 31, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Chelan State Park8.1 km
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak 1 10 621.9 km
      Mad River - Entiat 5 47 19 122.5 km
      Pipestone Canyon 5 11 133.6 km
      Sage Hills 7 18 137.7 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4563 miles10,679 ft31 miles2,461 ft
      #1,214#6479452381,112
      E-Bike12 miles52 ft797 ft
      27318
      Hike4564 miles10,571 ft31 miles2,461 ft
      #959#592505444
      Trail Running4564 miles10,571 ft31 miles2,461 ft
      #966#593505415
      Horse24 miles36 ft472 ft1,191 ft
      130
      ATV/ORV/OHV12 miles52 ft797 ft
      130
      Snowmobile12 miles52 ft797 ft
      Snowshoe1017 miles2,697 ft8 miles1,654 ft
      #66#431226
      Backcountry Ski12 miles52 ft797 ft
      32
      Nordic Ski2130 miles4,797 ft16 miles2,087 ft
      #61#4415852
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