5 miles
2,834 ft
-828 ft
1 miles
High Point
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  • Riding Area
    Nason Ridge
    Leavenworth, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #42753 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking

This scenic trail travels the length of Nason Ridge, offering high alpine terrain throughout. The trail offers an abundance of panoramic views while traveling near the crest of Nason Ridge. The trail provides access to the Alpine Fire Lookout, which is still active. Also, from the trail, Merritt Lake, Lost Lake, Crescent Lake and Rock Lake can all be accessed and provides nice lakeside camping.

On the west end of the ridge, where the trail meets the Snowy Creek Trail, you can scramble to the summit of Rock Mountain, which is the site of an old fire lookout. The lookout is no longer there, but the summit provides great views of the cascade range.

Water is scarce. Three miles from the trailhead, the trail follows and crosses a logging road for 1/2 mile. The trail is narrow and eroded in places between Merritt Lake and Rock Mountain, and this section of trail is not recommended for horses. Motorcycles are prohibited west of Ninemile Saddle (nine miles from the Nason Ridge Trailhead). Remember to self-register at the trailhead.

Access Info

A valid Recreation Pass is required at Nason Ridge Trailhead.

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More Stats for Nason Ridge Trail #1583 North Half bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,006 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,837 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,837 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,843 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    534 ft
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Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to nason-ridge-trail-1583-north-half trailhead (47.799770, -120.907870)
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Nason Ridge... 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.
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