10 miles
1,006 ft
-6,820 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Icicle Ridge Trail

Icicle Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Spring / Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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 max
    7,026 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
  • Avg time
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on Jul 23, 2018
Avg: 3.35 (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

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 :(
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 8, 2018 @ 9:58pm
Apr 8, 2018
reporter Trail is highly saturated and is closed until the rain stops and the trail dries more. Don't be that guy that ruins the trail for everyone.
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Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:40am
Dec 28, 2017
Icicle Ridge Trail, Leavenworth

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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