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      New Trails 2017-2019- Bob's Trail. Must ride. .

      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. The trails will appeal to almost all levels of riders but their is little technical riding. The new trails above provide for some excellent descents/climbs that 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.



      Best Descents: See Routes Section


      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 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 2019.

      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 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 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
      Parking OK at bottom of Waterbar Trail, not at cabin rental office or Echo Valley Ski Area google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 11, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,002
      State Ranking
      #37
      Trails (view details)
      44
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails Hike
      43
      Trails Trail Running
      43
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent
      11,487 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,461 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,332 ft
      Reports
      163
      Photos
      84
      Ridden Counter
      2,050

      Photos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:23pm
      3 hours
      0 |
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:23pm
      3 hours
      trail: Minor Threat
      98 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016
      trail: Minor Threat
      145 |
      Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:35am
      Oct 28, 2016

      Videos of Echo Ridge Mountain Bike

      Bob's Trail - Full Ride
      18:07 | 88 | Jun 6, 2019
      Far East - Full Ride
      trail: Far East
      7:13 | 37 | Jun 5, 2019
      Divine Intervention Trail
      2:06 | 74 | May 24, 2019
      Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Trail...
      277 | Oct 28, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Dust to Glory
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 10:30pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      Drypwillard LCTA Cut these trees today.
      Bob's Trail
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 3:12pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      VariablenewtroutFun trail. Cleared a couple new downed...
      Minor Threat
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 10:31am
      Sep 9, 2019
      Drypwillard LCTA Recent rain has settle dust.
      Switchback Alley
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Sep 9, 2019
      Drypwillard LCTA Signing for parking to access this trail...
      Waterbar Heaven
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 10:19am
      Sep 9, 2019
      Drypwillard LCTA Signing for parking at the bottom of this...
      The Shoe
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Sep 9, 2019
      Variablepwillard LCTA Trail was brushed out this summer. Recent...
      Somewhere to Ride Lower
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 8:33am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Drycodywater
      Upsy Daisy
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 8:33am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Drycodywater
      Outback
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 3:39pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Drycodywater
      Lot to Lot
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 3:39pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Drycodywater

      Activity Feed

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      user #1137979pwillardaddphoto in Chelan, Washington, United States and 2 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:23pm
      3 hours
      user #1137979pwillardaddphoto in Chelan, Washington, United States
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 11:58pm
      3 days
      user #1137979pwillardaddreportDust to Glory
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 10:30pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1806131robstirlingvotetrailBob's Trail
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 9:40am
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #816699newtroutaddreportDust to Glory and 1 more
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 5:06pm
      Oct 9, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1800000CarsonbowlintrailWaterbar HeavenHello all, I found a pair of Jublo sunglasses...
      May 30, 2019 @ 1:26pm
      May 30, 2019
      user #1137979pwillardtrailBob's TrailWe punched the final segment through. Still...
      May 24, 2019 @ 8:41am
      May 24, 2019
      user #1137979pwillardtrailBob's TrailThe newest (western) part of the trail is...
      May 7, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      May 7, 2019
      user #1137979pwillardtrailBob's TrailWe are working on the last segment of this...
      May 2, 2019 @ 6:47pm
      May 2, 2019
      user #1650283LuluPtrailOutbackRode evening of 4/20/19, counterclockwise....
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 8:11pm
      Apr 21, 2019

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