22 miles
Distance
7,023 ft
Climb
-8,660 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Get some big climbing days in before attempting. And bring a water filter!

This route entails the Nason Ridge Trail in its entirety. The least ridden portion is the Western portion of Nason Ridge that begins somewhat as a partial shuttle thanks to NF 6705 road at the Snowy Creek Trailhead.

The beginning of this route is a real doozy, but switches back through some of the most beautiful terrain on the entire route. Once the ridge is gained, you'll have the biggest climb out of the way.

Trail traverses Eastward towards Lake Wenatchee State Park & Kahler Glen Golf Course. This route makes for a good all day ride, leaving time for views, stops at the various lakes and certainly for the sake of ones legs.

This IS one of Washington's Epic's. It's a must-do trail!

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Route POI

ViewpointAlpine Meadows & SwitchbacksViewpoint
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
CheckpointTop of first big climbCheckpoint
CheckpointTop of 2nd big climbCheckpoint

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Nason Ridge - Alpine Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,637 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,964 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,608 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,971 ft
  • Grade
    -1.394%
  • Grade max
    -74.352%
  • Grade min
    50.189%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,160 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Nason Ridge
May 22, 2018 @ 6:55am
May 22, 2018
Went camping at the State Park and a we hiked about 2 miles up the trail. Trail was fine except for some downed trees, all were easy to get around. A small hand saw would be able to take care of most of them. There was some mud. Looking forward to coming back and doing the entire ridge.
Merritt Lake
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Apr 14, 2018
Nason Ridge Trail #1583 North Half
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Apr 14, 2018
Nason Ridge North - Snowy Creek
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Apr 14, 2018
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