10 miles
Distance
2,266 ft
Climb
-3,487 ft
Descent
01:42:39
Avg time
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Tronsen Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    Devils - Mission
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14310 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Loose, dry and rocky. Make sure you take enough water for about 3 hours of work in hot dry conditions. There is no water between Haney Meadows and Devils Gulch. TRT loses altitude grudgingly, with quite a few up-pitches. Red Hill trail also follows a ridge due north from where Tronsen Ridge heads NW, so it is quite up-and-down too. Most of the elevation loss comes while on Red Hill and Red Hlll Spur trails, which proceed a bit faster than the TRT. The lower part of Red Hill Spur was pretty closed in with brush, so keep speed in check going downhill

Immediately, you know it is a degree or two harder than Mission Ridge. The steeps are steeper, there is more exposure, and for my ability, a lot more hike-a-bike.

Disclaimer

Incredible views, just be careful and pack water

More Stats for Tronsen Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,221 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,066 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,124 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,525 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,303 ft
  • Grade
    -2.403%
  • Grade max
    -65.219%
  • Grade min
    59.709%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    713 ft
  • Avg time
    01:42:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:14
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Tronsen Ridge Trail Reports

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      Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:59am
      Sep 15, 2019
      Lots of loose rock on the ups making for some tiring pushing. When it points down though it is ripping!
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 9:59pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      All clear from mt Lillian to Red Hill junction (and likely 5 mile road)
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:34am
      Jul 16, 2018
      USFS closure map updated July 11 did not include Tronson Ridge. Signs dated July 6 were still posted at the 5 mile road as of 7/14 but no...
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:02pm
      Jul 9, 2018
      reporter Due to fire activity from the Little Camas Fire, Forest Service Trail Red Hill #1223 and Tronsen Ridge Trail #1204 from Ruby Creek Trail to the 5...
      Jun 6, 2018 @ 6:26am
      Jun 6, 2018
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      • 33 miles avg distance
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag i-g-o-r (Sep 6, 2017 at 0:03)
       Gnarly descent and great views. Just don't go beyond the Five mile TH. Too much hike a biking and not worth it
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag illili (Jun 17, 2018 at 21:40)
       As others have said, great views. No water supply to filter when I was up there so be prepared. Also highly recommend traveling in larger groups as there were a good deal of fresh animal droppings across various parts of the trail.

      I rode this at the end of an already harrowing day, but the initial climb is on the technical but not impossible side. Descents are fun, not nearly as long as red hill. A lot of loose rock sections when descending, so watch for flats.
      [Reply]

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