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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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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
      Shoe Trailhead 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 Nov 28, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      45
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails Hike
      43
      Trails Trail Running
      43
      Trails Snowshoe
      9
      Trails Nordic Ski
      21
      Total Distance
      62 miles
      Total Descent
      10,654 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,461 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,332 ft
      Reports
      411
      Photos
      96
      Ridden Counter
      3,256

      Photos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      trail: Bob's Trail
      18 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 9:46pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Morning Glory
      12 |
      Aug 14, 2020 @ 10:28am
      Aug 14, 2020
      trail: Minor Threat
      161 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016
      trail: Minor Threat
      269 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016

      Videos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      Bob's Trail - Full Ride
      18:07 | 309 | Jun 6, 2019
      Far East - Full Ride
      trail: Far East
      7:13 | 133 | Jun 5, 2019
      Divine Intervention Trail

      2:06 | 194 | May 24, 2019
      Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Trail...

      349 | Oct 28, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Access Road
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 1:42pm
      Nov 28, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Windsinger
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Zippity Do-Da
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Morning Glory
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Nuthatch
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Outback
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Ridge View
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Ridgeveiw Spur
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Shoe Spur
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA
      Somewhere to Ride
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Snow Coveredpwillard LCTA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2371444CountMittenswishlisttrailWaterbar Heaven
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      user #1137979pwillardupdatetrailSwitchback Alley and 25 more
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 6:16pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      user #1137979pwillardaddreportAccess Road
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 1:42pm
      Nov 28, 2020
      user #1137979pwillardaddreportAccess Road and 35 more
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      user #1779264nwillsonriddentrailWaterbar Heaven and 1 more
      Nov 19, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 19, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1137979pwillardtrailBob's TrailConstruction on a new section of Bob's Trail...
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 9:22pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      user #2050754djkitreportBob's TrailVery dry and lots of mosquitos in the shady...
      May 30, 2020 @ 11:03am
      May 30, 2020
      user #1137979pwillardreportMinor ThreatExcellent
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:46pm
      Oct 27, 2019

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4461 miles10,653 ft32 miles2,461 ft
      #1,055#546964118779
      Hike4360 miles10,512 ft31 miles2,461 ft
      #890#530394432
      Trail Running4360 miles10,512 ft31 miles2,461 ft
      #892#52939443
      Snowshoe915 miles2,638 ft8 miles1,345 ft
      #37#22725
      Nordic Ski2129 miles4,793 ft16 miles2,087 ft
      #52#3110544
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