1 miles
Distance
115 ft
Climb
-1,260 ft
Descent
5,151 ft
High Point

Basalt pass Details

  • Riding area
    Lake Wenatchee
    Twisp, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop

A steep and fun trail averaging 20% (don't try climbing it). It's more fun once you know it. There is a couple creek crossings that break the flow unless you can keep your momentum. The 4' root drop is fun but you can't see the landing so stop and make sure no hikers are going up the trail. Then hit it!
The best way to loop it is starting from Chikamin creek TH and riding up Rock creek. After you descend down Basalt pass, either go 2 miles up the road to Lower Chikamin Tie or a quarter mile down to a hidden connector trail that puts you on Minnow Ridge (or Chikamin Creek) and eventually back to the car.

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More Stats for Basalt pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,144 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,007 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,151 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,007 ft
  • Grade
    -19.978%
  • Grade max
    -59.484%
  • Grade min
    47.378%
  • Distance climb
    830 ft
  • Distance down
    4,897 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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