Icicle Ridge Trail Details
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: 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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-5,702 ft
Altitude min1,207 ft
Altitude max6,942 ft
Altitude start6,910 ft
Altitude end1,207 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down7 miles
Distance flat1,547 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Icicle Ridge Trail Trail Reports
Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:58am2 days
|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 @ 11:23pmSep 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 @ 7:51amJul 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 @ 6:56amJul 9, 2018
|Lots of blowdowns according to a Strava report|
Jun 9, 2018 @ 10:02amJun 9, 2018
|Local bike shop says upper ridge is still snow covered and has many logs down :(|