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      New Trails 2016 - Mallory's Trail and Divine Intervention. Mallorys goes to the highest point at Echo Ridge Trail System. Divine Intervention starts near the top of Minor Threat traverses a ridge and descents down to the Shoe. Combine with Shoe Trail and Switchback Alley for excellent descent to Echo Valley Ski Area.

      New Trails 2015 - The upper and lower sections of Waterbar Heaven. The main part of Waterbar Heaven was rebuilt. Part of one of the best descents at Echo and easy to shuttle.

      New Trails constructed/opened in 2014 - Dust to Glory, Minor Threat, Water Bar Heaven, T-Bone, lower segment of Switchback Alley.

      General: A network of 30 miles of fast and flowy trails that are 20 minutes from Chelan. Many of the trails will appeal to intermediate level riders. However, the new trails above provide for some excellent descents/climbs that can be combined into a large loop. Make sure to ride these trails on your visit: Switchback Alley, Shoe, Divine Intervention, Minor Threat, Dust To Glory, Outback, and Malloys Trail. The trails are fast and flowy......

      For the best downhill riding you need to start your ride from Echo Valley Area. As of 5/29/2017 the courtesy parking lot just past Chelan Rentals Resort has been closed by the private landowner. So, either go right after the resort office to Switchback Alley TH (.25 miles) or left after the office about 1/8 mile to roadside parking for 1-2 cars. 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.

      The parking issue at the bottom of Bergman is being worked on so stay tuned and use the alternatives listed above.

      Best Descents: All end at Echo Valley Downhill Ski Area/Chelan Rentals Resort

      1 - From Mallory's Trail at elevation 4324': Descend Mallory's Trail, left on the Outback, Right on brand new Waterbar Heaven connector, right on Waterbar Heaven all the way down to the bottom. This about a 5.5 mile descent with a few very short climbing segments.

      2 - From High Five Junction: Ridgeview or Morning Glory, Upsy Daisy, Lot to Lot, Minor Threat, Left or Right on the Shoe, Switchback Alley

      3 - From High Five Junction: Far East, Dust to Glory, Waterbar Heaven all the way down to the bottom.

      4 - From High Five Junction: Little Critter, Somewhere to Ride, Shoe Spur, Shoe (either direction), Switchback Alley

      Shuttling is very easy and provides multiple descent options from the Upper & Lower Echo Parking Lots, North Junction, High Five Junction, and Spaghetti 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 marked and most of the trail intersections have maps posted, and you can scan the QR codes on the maps for a map download. New maps have been posted for 2015.

      Also, there are great trails for the little rippers in the family. If your kids can ride up some moderate hills, start your ride from the upper most parking lot by the yurt and take Nowhere to Hide, Road 8010,Morning Glory, Chickadee, Nuthatch for a fun loop.

      No Camping or campfires are permitted within the trail system or at Trailheads but there are a wide variety of accomodations 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 early June.

      Summer - Between the elevation gain on the drive up to the trailhead 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 may be open to fatbikes in the winter of 2015-16. 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
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      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      11,748 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,456 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,326 ft
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      Popular Echo Ridge Mountain Biking Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

      Echo D2
      May 29, 2017 @ 11:11pm
      May 29, 2017
      Not a trail. Do not attempt to ride.
      Echo D1
      May 29, 2017 @ 11:10pm
      May 29, 2017
      Not a trail. Do not attempt to ride.
      Echo Echo
      May 29, 2017 @ 11:09pm
      May 29, 2017
      Not a trail. Do not attempt to ride.

      Photos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 25, 2018
      Switchback Alley, Mukilteo
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      Jun 25, 2018 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 25, 2018
      Switchback Alley, Mukilteo
      trail: Minor Threat
      62 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016
      Minor Threat, Chelan
      trail: Minor Threat
      78 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016
      Minor Threat, Chelan
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      Videos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Trail...
      175 | Oct 28, 2016
      Eli Willard on lower Switchback Alley
      254 | Oct 27, 2016 , Chelan
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      Echo Ridge Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Comments

      user #680287boxxeracetrailNuthatchA relatively easy road conversion trail that...
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 4:13pm
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      user #1137979pwillardtrailWaterbar HeavenTrail is good to go ...April 13,2018
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:25pm
      Apr 13, 2018
      user #1299407YaleridertrailWaterbar HeavenFast and flowy
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 7:41am
      Aug 26, 2017
      user #1299407YaleridertrailOutbackGreat workout and nice views
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 7:38am
      Aug 26, 2017
      user #1299407YaleridertrailWaterbar HeavenFun!
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 7:37am
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