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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
      Lower Echo TH 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 Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 18, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      42
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      41
      Trails Trail Running
      41
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      10
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      22
      Total Distance
      60 miles
      Total Descent
      9,560 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,459 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,330 ft
      Reports
      680
      Photos
      118
      Ridden Counter
      6,462

      Photos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      16 |
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:26pm
      Jul 30, 2023
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      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:26pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      13 |
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:26pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      trail: Grand Drop
      12 |
      Jun 11, 2023 @ 4:21pm
      Jun 11, 2023
      trail: Bob's Trail
      203 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 9:46pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Bob's Trail
      386 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 11:58pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Minor Threat
      329 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016
      trail: Minor Threat
      513 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016

      Videos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      Bob's Trail - Full Ride
      18:07 | 633 | Jun 6, 2019
      Far East - Full Ride
      trail: Far East
      7:13 | 220 | Jun 5, 2019
      Waterbar Heaven | Mountain Bike Echo Ridge, WA
      6:50 | 331 | May 31, 2022 , Chelan
      Divine Intervention Trail

      2:06 | 413 | May 24, 2019
      Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Trail...

      628 | Oct 28, 2016
      Eli Willard on lower Switchback Alley
      874 | Oct 27, 2016 , Chelan

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Switchback Alley
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:25pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      DryFun and flowy and in great shape!Atilanox7
      Minor Threat
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:25pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      Dry In great shape. For out of towners...Atilanox7
      Dust to Glory
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:23pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      Dry Dry dusty, XC styleAtilanox7
      Bergman Gulch
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:22pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      Dryeasy quick climb trail to retrieve car!Atilanox7
      Waterbar Heaven
      Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:21pm
      Jul 30, 2023
      Dry Shuttled this trail with all my kids,...Atilanox7
      Bob's Trail
      Jul 2, 2023 @ 11:38am
      Jul 2, 2023
      IdealTrail in great condition. Still mostly...tomestep
      Little Critter
      Jun 12, 2023 @ 9:18am
      Jun 12, 2023
      Drybrooksbj
      Shoe Spur
      Jun 12, 2023 @ 9:18am
      Jun 12, 2023
      DryTrails are in great condition, dust is...brooksbj
      Lot to Lot
      Jun 3, 2023 @ 2:34am
      Jun 3, 2023
      Drypadrefan1982
      Lickety Split
      Jun 3, 2023 @ 2:34am
      Jun 3, 2023
      Drypadrefan1982

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      Recent Comments

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      jolerichtrailBob's TrailFun trail ridden clockwise. Definitely closer...
      Aug 19, 2023 @ 2:16pm
      Aug 19, 2023
      jolerichtrailWaterbar HeavenClimbed up this, was a good way to get up, ...
      Aug 19, 2023 @ 2:14pm
      Aug 19, 2023
      DennytrimbletrailBob's TrailSuper fun! I love all the linked up berm...
      Jul 28, 2023 @ 2:34pm
      Jul 28, 2023
      Ecampbell223trailZippity Do-DaCompletely tore up by old horse tracks. June 2023
      Jul 1, 2023 @ 9:38pm
      Jul 1, 2023
      CrashridereportSomewhere to Ride LowerYou should try I fytuyyfyyyy
      May 20, 2023 @ 9:42am
      May 20, 2023

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      Lookout Mountain 1 126.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4260 miles9,560 ft30 miles2,461 ft
      #1,283#68711868091,722
      E-Bike24 miles3 ft669 ft856 ft
      32766
      Horse24 miles3 ft669 ft856 ft
      133
      Hike4159 miles9,416 ft29 miles2,461 ft
      #1,006#635656480
      Trail Running4159 miles9,416 ft29 miles2,461 ft
      #1,010#634656463
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles3 ft617 ft482 ft
      1337
      ATV/ORV/OHV24 miles3 ft669 ft856 ft
      133
      Snowmobile24 miles3 ft669 ft856 ft
      Snowshoe1017 miles2,667 ft8 miles1,345 ft
      #113#7115610
      Backcountry Ski12 miles52 ft797 ft
      33
      Nordic Ski2231 miles4,800 ft16 miles2,087 ft
      #50#4019891
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