10 miles
2,266 ft
-3,487 ft
Avg time
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Tronsen Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Devils - Mission
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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.


Incredible views, just be careful and pack water

More Stats for Tronsen Ridge mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    713 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 16, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 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 tronsen-ridge trailhead (47.317620, -120.502730)
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Tronsen Ridge Trail Reports

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
May 22, 2018 @ 7:42am
May 22, 2018
Downed trees from last week are removed by someone with a chainsaw and moto, Forrest Service I presume. Some small snow patches remain at that...
Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:27pm
Jun 21, 2017
Section from US97 including Rd 7224 to Red Hill trail junction is all in good shape, not sure about the rest but motos have been out clearing it
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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
  • + 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.

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