4,446 ft
Distance
68 ft
Climb
-489 ft
Descent
00:05:53
Avg time

Jackhammer Details

  • Riding Area
    Sage Hills
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Apr-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34915 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Chelan Douglas Land Trust

Jackhammer is the most technical trail in Sage Hills simply because it tends to go straight down at points and becomes rutted and narrow. This trail is mostly ridden downhill because climbing up the lower part would not be fun when there are other more climbing-friendly trails nearby. It's in a good location if you're in Sage Hills and are want a technical decent to Broadview, Maiden Lane or the Balsamroot Trail.

The top part of Jackhammer is a fun traverse and the trail is decent but then when it starts to drop down the ridge it turns from green circle to black diamond. If you're on a downhill bike or like some technical downhill then Jackhammer can be fun but the lower trail should really be rerouted to make it sustainable. Paths on the side of the main trail are starting to appear as the ruts get deeper.

Access Info

From the top of the Gut/Mainline or the lowest part of Lightning (under the power lines), head 50 yards uphill to the wooden fence and turn right. Behind the fence is private property.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Jackhammer bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -421 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,188 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,641 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,638 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,217 ft
  • Grade
    -9.465%
  • Grade max
    -36.592%
  • Grade min
    29.804%
  • Distance climb
    753 ft
  • Distance down
    3,596 ft
  • Distance flat
    96 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:53
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Jackhammer Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 7:08am
      Apr 15, 2018
      The trail is rad!
      Apr 1, 2018 @ 5:00am
      Apr 1, 2018
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 1:49pm
      Feb 15, 2018
      reporter TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 1st. Please Stay Off.
      Oct 4, 2017 @ 11:59am
      Oct 4, 2017
      One way trail going down. There are ruts from runoff, but it is rideable and fast fun for intermediate to advanced riders.
      Apr 1, 2017 @ 6:00am
      Apr 1, 2017
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      • 51 rides
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      Sage Hills Jackhammer
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