3 miles
Distance
2,444 ft
Climb
-202 ft
Descent
01:23:57
Avg time
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Merritt Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    Nason Ridge
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jun - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39727 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,241 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,046 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,287 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,046 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,287 ft
  • Grade
    15.614%
  • Grade max
    -31.998%
  • Grade min
    95.047%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,841 ft
  • Distance flat
    387 ft
  • Avg time
    01:23:57
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Status:
on Apr 14, 2018
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Merritt Lake Trail Reports

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      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

      titleratingdistance
      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.
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      • + 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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