1 miles
Distance
81 ft
Climb
-1,003 ft
Descent
00:10:32
Avg time
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Twin Peaks Slide Details

  • Riding Area
    Wenatchee
    Wenatchee, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

This is one of the two descent trails that head down the northeast slopes of Twin Peaks. The name is appropriate for the second half of the ride. From the summit, head northeast down singletrack for approximately a mile. This section is a mix of dirt trail and rocky sections and is all rideable for intermediate riders. The trail widens toward the midway point and comes to a junction with Fairview which turns left. Turning right takes you on about 50 yards of decent trail but then it devolves into a rear tire slidefest for about 1/4 mile. It's rideable (slideable) but this is a terribly unsustainable trail and IMHO should be decommissioned or rerouted. It takes a healthy chunk of time and mileage off rather than going down Fairview but it's not a built trail, my guess is it was a motorcycle uphill until they were excluded from this part of the mountain. It would be near impossible to climb on a mountain bike except for the most hardcore riders. I imagine some downhillers might enjoy this stretch but it's white knuckle at times.

Near the bottom, right before you join the main road (Horselake Road - Upper), the trail becomes very rocky. This is also the point where the Thunder trail ascends to the right and traverses the hillside. If you want to avoid the traverse, simply ride down to the road, turn right, go through the gate, turn right again and climb the road about 200 yards and turn left on Horselake Road - Upper.

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More Stats for Twin Peaks Slide bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -923 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,660 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,583 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,583 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,660 ft
  • Grade
    -13.113%
  • Grade max
    -52.971%
  • Grade min
    27.938%
  • Distance climb
    863 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    130 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:38
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Status:
on Oct 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Twin Peaks Slide Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 22, 2018 @ 1:50pm
Oct 22, 2018
Fun and totally rippable!
Jun 27, 2018 @ 7:03pm
Jun 27, 2018
Very steep but doable
Apr 23, 2018 @ 11:50am
Apr 23, 2018
Some small snow patches remain.
Oct 28, 2017 @ 11:43am
Oct 28, 2017
Sep 5, 2017 @ 10:40am
Sep 5, 2017
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag ConstructiveEngineering (Oct 22, 2018 at 13:49)
 It's fun if you can ride downhill. Fast and slightly rocky. Very sustainable, don't know who wrote the desription but they are very wrong. Only way to connect horselake to no. 2 Don't mess with this trail!!!
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flag raybirks (Oct 23, 2018 at 22:31)
 The trail is a rear tire slide path, straight downhill with no drainage and no actual structure. It's just an old uphill motorcycle trail. I'll admit that I do ride it because it's faster than the other alternatives but I wish it was better built.
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