10 miles
Distance
773 ft
Climb
-6,475 ft
Descent
01:53:48
Avg time
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Icicle Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Icicle Ridge
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Spring / Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34532 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

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More Stats for Icicle Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -5,702 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,207 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,942 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,910 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,207 ft
  • Grade
    -11.278%
  • Grade max
    -65.652%
  • Grade min
    35.435%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,547 ft
  • Avg time
    01:53:48
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Status:
on Oct 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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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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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Icicle Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:58am
      Oct 19, 2018
      The trail got logged out for the first time in over 2 years on 10/18/18. It's still pretty brushy in places.
      Sep 21, 2018 @ 11:23pm
      Sep 21, 2018
      20 odd downed trees, very overgrown in places, even lost the trail once. Probably better bang for your buck to climb from IR TH and do an out and...
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 7:51am
      Jul 23, 2018
      About 20-30 bigly trees on the trail. Many have been there for a couple years. I could only clear smaller ones with a handsaw. Brush is bad in...
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 6:56am
      Jul 9, 2018
      Lots of blowdowns according to a Strava report
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 10:02am
      Jun 9, 2018
      Local bike shop says upper ridge is still snow covered and has many logs down :(
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      Icicle Ridge Trail, Whistler
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      Icicle Ridge Trail, Whistler
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      Icicle Ridge Trail, Whistler
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      Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:40am
      Dec 28, 2017
      Icicle Ridge Trail, Leavenworth

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Speders (Sep 13, 2018 at 22:15)
       Why on earth did you rate this a 2 star? Because it has a long climb? SMH.
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      • + 0
      flag Ericandannie (Sep 7, 2018 at 16:35)
       Does anyone provide any shuttle services here?
      [Reply]

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