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
Sep 5, 2018 @ 11:07am
Sep 5, 2018
It's really sandy and dry with good sized moto ruts in the corners, basically moon dust most of the way down. I would wait for a good rain this fall to go up there, especially if you're going to climb up Nason. Also note they have a road closed sign on 6910 if you're looking to shuttle up to Round Mountain Trail. It looks like the washout is fixed with one of those steel plates but there is still a road closed sign. I rode up 6910 which doesn't take too long and then up Round Mountain.
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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