4,446 ft
68 ft
-489 ft
Avg time

Jackhammer Details

  • Riding Area
    Sage Hills
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    753 ft
  • Distance down
    3,596 ft
  • Distance flat
    96 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 15, 2018
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to jackhammer trailhead (47.450100, -120.380420)
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Jackhammer Trail Reports

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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Sage Hills Jackhammer
2:30 | 510 | May 18, 2014 , Wenatchee
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