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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Trail Conditions
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Nason Ridge
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 5:16pm
      Nov 11, 2018
      A foot of snow by the time you reach Round mt but still a rowdy descent coming down. Just one tree down.
      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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