10 miles
1,006 ft
-6,820 ft
1 miles
High Point
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Icicle Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Spring / Fall
  • Global Ranking

The descent is totally ridable by skilled freeriders. Cross-country riders, meanwhile, will find some of the rocks, ruts, and bush sketchy. Such riders will sometimes find themselves wondering whether they should walk the sketch and hurt their pride or ride the sketch and risk snapping a collar bone. Decisions, decisions.

Downhill Instructions: After turning right onto the Icicle Ridge Trail, follow the trail downhill (there will be a few short climbs), and hang on. There's no place to really lose your way as you head downhill in a southeasterly direction but use Map 2 just to comfort yourself that you're doing things right. If you survive the ride you'll reach the Icicle Ridge Trailhead that's about 1.4 miles south of Icicle Junction (Leavenworth) at the 1200-foot level. If you're a downhilling dude, you'll want more. If you're a cross-country rider, you'll probably be darn happy the downhill is done.

NOTE: Bring lots of water and food with you. It's a big long push to access this trail!

Access Info

Access: From Icicle Junction on the west end of Leavenworth, drive south on the Icicle Creek Road (on the western edge of Leavenworth). At 1.4 miles you'll reach the Icicle Ridge Trailhead on your right and most parties will leave a shuttle vehicle here (NW Forest Pass needed) and then carry on. At 8.5 miles you'll pass the Eightmile Road and Bridge Creek Campground. Continue onward and a 9.4 miles, you will reach a small paved parking area and the trailhead for Fourth of July Trail No. 1579. The parking area requires a permit and can handle roughly 10 cars if users park conscientiously.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Icicle Ridge Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -5,815 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,179 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,995 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,181 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,257 ft
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on Sep 5, 2017
Avg: 3.65 (3 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
Directions to icicle-ridge-trail trailhead (47.591080, -120.767190)
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Icicle Ridge Trail Trail Reports

Sep 5, 2017 @ 10:44pm
Sep 5, 2017
At least a dozen blowdowns as of mid-July. The brush is back too
Jun 9, 2017 @ 3:23pm
Jun 9, 2017
Jun 9, 2017 @ 3:22pm
Jun 9, 2017
Not ready. Many trees down lots of snow. Expect to carry your bike for the first 6 km. Regardless of what the boys at the bike shop say, it will...
May 20, 2016 @ 9:09pm
May 20, 2016
Many large trees down across trail, blocking trail. Most of the downed trees are higher up on the trail (above 4,000ft.) Major erosion (major...
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Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:40am
Dec 28, 2017
Icicle Ridge Trail, Leavenworth
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Jun 9, 2017 @ 3:23pm
Jun 9, 2017
Icicle Ridge Trail, Squamish

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag petomas02 (May 20, 2016 at 21:35)
 If you plan on doing a loop from 4th of July trail, dont do it.
Do yourself a favor and do just an out and back on this trail. This trails has sooo many views and its really fun going down. going up however, takes a long time.

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