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
  • 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 Jul 17, 2017
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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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

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 via Merritt Lake
15 miles
Nason Ridge - Alpine Tour
22 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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