14.3 miles
Distance
2,104 ft
Climb
-4,468 ft
Descent
4,638 ft
High Point

A shuttle ride that gets you from #2 canyon to Sage hills. (or vice-versa)

Detailed Description
#2 to Sage is a 14 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Wenatchee Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 31 trails. This route climbs 2,104 ft with a max elevation of 4,638 ft then descends -4,468 ft.
Local Trail Association
Local trail association
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (www.cdlandtrust.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

45 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
rockystumpy (Oct 20, 2022 at 8:12)
Outstanding climbing trail with a mellow grade up to big views. .
[Reply]
  • + 1
rockystumpy (Oct 20, 2022 at 8:12)
Outstanding climbing trail with a mellow grade up to big views. .
[Reply]
  • + 1
rockystumpy (Oct 20, 2022 at 8:09)
Great views, mellow grade, a lovely ribbon of trail through forest and bunch grass: fun for everyone.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Sep 10, 2022 at 17:32)
Trail Thunder
Mostly doubletrack. A few short singletrack bits
[Reply]
  • - 1
OldsterMoldster (Jun 23, 2021 at 10:15)
Trail Lightning
Whatever
Yeah it's not a perfectly buff park trail
Apricot is a climbing trail and sucks as a downhill
Lightning is the only fun trail coming off the top
[Reply]
  • - 1
OldsterMoldster (Jun 23, 2021 at 10:15)
Trail Lightning
Whatever
Yeah it's not a perfectly buff park trail
Apricot is a climbing trail and sucks as a downhill
Lightning is the only fun trail coming off the top
[Reply]
  • - 1
OldsterMoldster (Jun 23, 2021 at 10:15)
Trail Lightning
Whatever
Yeah it's not a perfectly buff park trail
Apricot is a climbing trail and sucks as a downhill
Lightning is the only fun trail coming off the top
[Reply]
  • - 1
OldsterMoldster (Jun 23, 2021 at 10:15)
Trail Lightning
Whatever
Yeah it's not a perfectly buff park trail
Apricot is a climbing trail and sucks as a downhill
Lightning is the only fun trail coming off the top
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (Aug 19, 2021 at 8:07)
Trail Lightning
It's all good. I just found it hard to not catch the edges, but if someone is great at sticking the center with speed - I am sure it is an awesome decent. I am not, so it sucks the fun out of the downhill if I am just slow rolling the whole way. Happy trails!
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (Aug 19, 2021 at 8:07)
Trail Lightning
It's all good. I just found it hard to not catch the edges, but if someone is great at sticking the center with speed - I am sure it is an awesome decent. I am not, so it sucks the fun out of the downhill if I am just slow rolling the whole way. Happy trails!
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (Aug 19, 2021 at 8:07)
Trail Lightning
It's all good. I just found it hard to not catch the edges, but if someone is great at sticking the center with speed - I am sure it is an awesome decent. I am not, so it sucks the fun out of the downhill if I am just slow rolling the whole way. Happy trails!
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (Aug 19, 2021 at 8:07)
Trail Lightning
It's all good. I just found it hard to not catch the edges, but if someone is great at sticking the center with speed - I am sure it is an awesome decent. I am not, so it sucks the fun out of the downhill if I am just slow rolling the whole way. Happy trails!
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (May 28, 2021 at 7:18)
Trail Lightning
Went down this route at the start of May. I think sections are fun, and then after a point you worry about opening up and catching the edge of the trail. Was starting to feel confident in sticking down the center of the trail so opened up my speed, caught my tire on the lip of the upper side of the trail (trail is grooved into the hillside) and I had a pretty good crash. Probably in part due to my lack of riding time on grooved out trails but I think I would ride up this next time since other trails don't have the high sides/narrow trail and I feel I could open up the speed more on them and enjoy the decent.
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (May 28, 2021 at 7:18)
Trail Lightning
Went down this route at the start of May. I think sections are fun, and then after a point you worry about opening up and catching the edge of the trail. Was starting to feel confident in sticking down the center of the trail so opened up my speed, caught my tire on the lip of the upper side of the trail (trail is grooved into the hillside) and I had a pretty good crash. Probably in part due to my lack of riding time on grooved out trails but I think I would ride up this next time since other trails don't have the high sides/narrow trail and I feel I could open up the speed more on them and enjoy the decent.
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (May 28, 2021 at 7:18)
Trail Lightning
Went down this route at the start of May. I think sections are fun, and then after a point you worry about opening up and catching the edge of the trail. Was starting to feel confident in sticking down the center of the trail so opened up my speed, caught my tire on the lip of the upper side of the trail (trail is grooved into the hillside) and I had a pretty good crash. Probably in part due to my lack of riding time on grooved out trails but I think I would ride up this next time since other trails don't have the high sides/narrow trail and I feel I could open up the speed more on them and enjoy the decent.
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (May 28, 2021 at 7:18)
Trail Lightning
Went down this route at the start of May. I think sections are fun, and then after a point you worry about opening up and catching the edge of the trail. Was starting to feel confident in sticking down the center of the trail so opened up my speed, caught my tire on the lip of the upper side of the trail (trail is grooved into the hillside) and I had a pretty good crash. Probably in part due to my lack of riding time on grooved out trails but I think I would ride up this next time since other trails don't have the high sides/narrow trail and I feel I could open up the speed more on them and enjoy the decent.
[Reply]
  • + 2
ashlemon (May 28, 2021 at 12:19)
Trail Lightning
The narrow, deep ruts on this trail are dangerous. I don't recommend anyone ride down this fast.
[Reply]
  • + 2
ashlemon (May 28, 2021 at 12:19)
Trail Lightning
The narrow, deep ruts on this trail are dangerous. I don't recommend anyone ride down this fast.
[Reply]
  • + 2
ashlemon (May 28, 2021 at 12:19)
Trail Lightning
The narrow, deep ruts on this trail are dangerous. I don't recommend anyone ride down this fast.
[Reply]
  • + 2
ashlemon (May 28, 2021 at 12:19)
Trail Lightning
The narrow, deep ruts on this trail are dangerous. I don't recommend anyone ride down this fast.
[Reply]
  • + 1
jannkm (May 3, 2021 at 17:50)
Trail Clouds
As previously stated - this trail doesn't really exist. There is a cairn that may mark where the trail was/is, but in early May with all the grasses and flowers in - the trail seemed just barely existent to my eyes. The route looks steep, and I would not consider where it was going to be a blue. I am also not sure if you would be able to follow the trail past what I saw from the top.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Oct 21, 2020 at 18:21)
Trail Lightning
Lightning is for sure a better downhill trail than an uphill.
So REALLY, y'all should try going UP homestead and apricot and DOWN Lightning.
Seriously more fun than climbing lightning and downhilling down the backside.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Oct 21, 2020 at 18:21)
Trail Lightning
Lightning is for sure a better downhill trail than an uphill.
So REALLY, y'all should try going UP homestead and apricot and DOWN Lightning.
Seriously more fun than climbing lightning and downhilling down the backside.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Oct 21, 2020 at 18:21)
Trail Lightning
Lightning is for sure a better downhill trail than an uphill.
So REALLY, y'all should try going UP homestead and apricot and DOWN Lightning.
Seriously more fun than climbing lightning and downhilling down the backside.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Oct 21, 2020 at 18:21)
Trail Lightning
Lightning is for sure a better downhill trail than an uphill.
So REALLY, y'all should try going UP homestead and apricot and DOWN Lightning.
Seriously more fun than climbing lightning and downhilling down the backside.
[Reply]
  • + 1
sachou (Aug 24, 2020 at 19:05)
Stairway is named appropriately - best used as an uptrail, but it can be ridden down, it just doesn't flow very well out of the switchbacks where berms are either lacking on the exit, or nonexistent (see: crash). It's also very flat, so you'll be pedaling a lot on the descent, but that makes it a super easy uphill. It's an excellent backbone to get to future downtrail developments. I'd rate it as a green circle. There are still a few fun flowy sections, though. Oh, and the views are excellent!
[Reply]
  • + 1
sachou (Aug 24, 2020 at 19:05)
Stairway is named appropriately - best used as an uptrail, but it can be ridden down, it just doesn't flow very well out of the switchbacks where berms are either lacking on the exit, or nonexistent (see: crash). It's also very flat, so you'll be pedaling a lot on the descent, but that makes it a super easy uphill. It's an excellent backbone to get to future downtrail developments. I'd rate it as a green circle. There are still a few fun flowy sections, though. Oh, and the views are excellent!
[Reply]
  • + 0
Cellcrusher (Jul 25, 2020 at 20:40)
Trail Clouds
If your bike wants to ride you and you are up for a hike I highly recommend this trail going uphill otherwise just skip the whole thing.
[Reply]
  • + 1
nelsoa (Jul 21, 2020 at 15:12)
Trail Clouds
As mentioned, this trail does not connect with Thunder. I thought it would be a fun return to Lightning after climbing Apricot to upper Horse lake. it is a series of peaks riding along the ridge and can be quite steep. it’s not well ridden. It could be fun if it connected and had some work done.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Jul 16, 2020 at 11:20)
Thanks to the trail gnomes who fixed this trail this spring. Running great now.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Jul 16, 2020 at 11:20)
Thanks to the trail gnomes who fixed this trail this spring. Running great now.
[Reply]
  • + 0
Trailmasher (May 5, 2020 at 11:08)
It’s definitely a sanctioned trail and is the main up trail to the other trails! This trail should be rated green though!
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:38)
Trail Lightning
Way moar funner to do the climbing on apricot and come DOWN this trail.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:38)
Trail Lightning
Way moar funner to do the climbing on apricot and come DOWN this trail.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:38)
Trail Lightning
Way moar funner to do the climbing on apricot and come DOWN this trail.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:38)
Trail Lightning
Way moar funner to do the climbing on apricot and come DOWN this trail.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:36)
Trail has gotten seriously damaged and is all washed out thru the upper steeper section. Needs a major reworking.
[Reply]
  • + 0
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:36)
Trail has gotten seriously damaged and is all washed out thru the upper steeper section. Needs a major reworking.
[Reply]
  • + 3
OldsterMoldster (Aug 28, 2019 at 22:26)
Trail Clouds
The section immediately below Thunder doesnt even exist. Just a steep grassy and shrubby hillside. Walked all over along the edge of the knoll and couldnt even find a remnant of a trail.
So i down hiked the bike cuz i could see the old doubletrack a couple hundred feet below and wanted to check it out. Clouds from that point is just a very steep in places doubletrack rolling up and down the ridgeline eventually joining with the "And" spur and then to the top of Lightning . Not worth it at all and wont be back unless all the super steep ups and downs get rerouted.
[Reply]
  • + 3
ultramegabadass (Apr 13, 2020 at 9:54)
Trail Clouds
Wish I would have read this before I hiked my bike UP the trail lol
[Reply]
  • + 0
ConstructiveEngineering (Oct 22, 2018 at 13:49)
It's fun if you can ride downhill. Fast and slightly rocky. Very sustainable, don't know who wrote the desription but they are very wrong. Only way to connect horselake to no. 2 Don't mess with this trail!!!
[Reply]
  • + 0
ConstructiveEngineering (Oct 22, 2018 at 13:49)
It's fun if you can ride downhill. Fast and slightly rocky. Very sustainable, don't know who wrote the desription but they are very wrong. Only way to connect horselake to no. 2 Don't mess with this trail!!!
[Reply]
  • + 1
rbwen (Oct 23, 2018 at 22:31)
The trail is a rear tire slide path, straight downhill with no drainage and no actual structure. It's just an old uphill motorcycle trail. I'll admit that I do ride it because it's faster than the other alternatives but I wish it was better built.
[Reply]
  • + 1
rbwen (Oct 23, 2018 at 22:31)
The trail is a rear tire slide path, straight downhill with no drainage and no actual structure. It's just an old uphill motorcycle trail. I'll admit that I do ride it because it's faster than the other alternatives but I wish it was better built.
[Reply]
  • + 1
emaw (Jun 3, 2018 at 11:35)
Easily the most ridden trail in the #2 Canyon complex, so I don't get the unsanctioned label placed upon the trail? Evergreen has worked upon the trail recently as well.
[Reply]
Deleted threads/comments are hidden





Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for #2 to Sage mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,365 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,153 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,517 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,152 ft
  • Grade
    -3.1%
  • Grade max
    -55.9%
  • Grade min
    213.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
close
3D
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
Trail transparency
15
20
24
17
Lightning | Mountain Bike Sage Hills, WA
Lightning | Mountain Bike Sage Hills, WA
trail: Lightning
6:13 | 150 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 9, 2022
Friday Fail... stepson takes a lil' tumble
Friday Fail... stepson takes a lil' tumble
trail: Lower Sage
73 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 10, 2022
#fridayfails

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Stairway To Heaven Road Bypass
Dec 5, 2022 @ 4:49am
Dec 5, 2022
All trails in Number Two Canyon are closed from December 1st to April 15th for all trail users. The road to the summit is open in December and January.
Twin Peaks road - upper
Dec 5, 2022 @ 4:49am
Dec 5, 2022
All trails in Number Two Canyon are closed from December 1st to April 15th for all trail users. The road to the summit is open in December and January.
Twin Peaks Slide
Dec 5, 2022 @ 4:49am
Dec 5, 2022
All trails in Number Two Canyon are closed from December 1st to April 15th for all trail users. The road to the summit is open in December and January.
Rip-Start
Dec 5, 2022 @ 4:49am
Dec 5, 2022
All trails in Number Two Canyon are closed from December 1st to April 15th for all trail users. The road to the summit is open in December and January.
Stairway to Heaven
Dec 5, 2022 @ 4:45am
Dec 5, 2022
All trails in Number Two Canyon close on December 1st and reopen on April 15th to protect the trails and mule deer habitat. The road to the summit is open in December and January but then closed until April 15th.
more reports »
  • By AGreenman & contributors
  • #15838 - 629 views