3 miles
2,529 ft
-289 ft
Avg time
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Merritt Lake Details

  • Riding area
    Nason Ridge
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Jun - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

A rooty, rocky, techy climb to Merritt Lake, where the Nason Ridge trail continues along the ridge, ultimately dropping to near Lake Wenatchee. Generally ridden as a climb to access Nason Ridge. Expect to walk some to all of this trail depending on fitness and skill levels.

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More Stats for Merritt Lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,240 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,048 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,288 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,048 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,288 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,629 ft
  • Distance flat
    566 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 14, 2018
Avg: 3 (2 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 merritt-lake trailhead (47.790670, -120.885133)
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Merritt Lake Trail Reports

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.
Jul 17, 2017 @ 6:11pm
Jul 17, 2017
Steep dusty switchbacks all the way up to the lake, mostly forested cover, lots of bugs (mosquitos), 99.9% push-a-bike, one large down tree to...
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Jul 18, 2017 @ 9:38pm
Jul 18, 2017
Merritt Lake, My City

Routes with this trail

Nason Ridge - Alpine Tour
22 miles
Nason Ridge via Merritt Lake
15 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag GarrettTimm (Jul 17, 2017 at 17:58)
 This is a slow going, tight spaced push-a-bike to Merrit Lake. Rode it two days ago, 7/17/17, and there were numerous down trees, bushes growing into trail, lots of flowers, and endless ankle-biter boulders to navigate. It took roughly and 1.5hr to push up. Lots of bugs, long sleeves and bug spray advised.
  • + 0
flag NavinM (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:59)
 Beautiful but not a single track. I pretty much carried my bike for 3 miles. Coming down wasn't that much faster. I would not recommend this in wet season. Double Diamond rating is a misnomer; It's not difficult, just laborious.

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