15 miles
Distance
4,667 ft
Climb
-5,856 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

A hard ride, but relatively mellow for an alpine epic in WA. Great views along the ridge, and finishes with downhill. Normally ridden West to East, but could theoretically be ridden East to West as well. Double Black rating applies only to Merritt Lake, where it is caused by technical climbing. A strong intermediate could do this ride if they are willing to push a bit (everyone is likely to push somewhere on this route)

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Nason Ridge via Merritt Lake mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,189 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,964 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,162 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,973 ft
  • Grade
    -1.488%
  • Grade max
    -50.287%
  • Grade min
    73.719%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,926 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      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
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