Freund – Drive East on Highway 2 through Leavenworth, turn left at the traffic light onto the Chumstick Road. Follow signs to Plain. At 1.7 miles turn left onto Freund Canyon. The road immediately bends to the right. At 2.3 miles turn left onto a dirt road #7702. At 2.4 miles take the left fork then at 2.8 miles take the left fork again. At three miles you will reach a gate. Park here.
Note: There are private driveways along this road, please use caution and respect private property. You may need to park along Freund Canyon Road. Link to Google Maps
One of the best single-track trails in the Leavenworth Area and home to the Bavarian Bike and Brews Race. This skinny single track switchbacks straight up and then goes straight down with lots of fun jumping burms (water bars). Make sure to pause for a moment at the top and take in the panoramic views of the Leavenworth valley and the surrounding orchards.
From the gate follow the dirt road to it’s end at 1.4 miles. Go around the right side of the large slash pile and curve around to the left (don’t climb up the slash pile). The single track trail begins on the other side of the slash pile. A little over 5 miles you will reach the top of the ridge. Stay to the left at the fork and begin the fast descent back to your car.
Cashmere – Advanced. Long, relentless dirt-road climb; 4,020-foot gain. Trail difficult to find past Magnet Creek junction. 26.3 mile Loop – 4 to 7 hours, single track, dirt road; views
Devils Gulch and Mission Ridge – among the most popular mountain biking trails in Washington State, Devils Gulch and Mission Ridge are great for either an epic ride or for shuttle runs. The views are incredible and overlook different parts of the Wenatchee Valley. For a long scenic climb with a fast and furious decent take Devils Gulch Trail #1220 and loop back on Mission Ridge Trail #1201. For an easier climb take the dirt road #7100 continuing past the parking area for 10 miles and take a right turn on road #9712. Ride about a mile and find the trail head for Devils Gulch Trail #1220.If you plan on climbing remember to bring lot’s of water as it can be quite warm and the air is very dry.Driving Directions: From Leavenworth, drive East on US Highway 2, go 4 miles past Hwy 97. Turn right on Division Street on the West end of Cashmere. Follow for a little under a mile and go left on Mission Creek Road (CR 11). In .5 miles go right and cross Mission Creek. Quickly veer left and in about 6 miles continue on road #7100 (dirt road) for 2.5 miles to the trailhead. GPS 47.430097 North by 120.508218 West. Link to Google Maps.
Advanced - 2 to 3 hours, Steep climbs, hike-a-bike; 1,180-foot gain. 12.2 Miles Loop; singletrack, dirt road
4th of July Creek Trail
Steep with numerous switchbacks. 5.3 miles.
Icicle Ridge Trail
Open up to Wilderness boundary near 4th of July trail intersection. 24.6 miles.
Leavenworth: 10 miles – 3 hours, easy, paved road.
Mad Lake – S Ascent
Lake Wenatchee: 18 miles – 6 hours, difficult, single track. This trail is usually open mid July through mid October. please check with the Lake Wenatchee ranger district for current information: 509-763-3103. Driving Directions: From Leavenworth, start your odometer after you pass the gas station on the corner of Icicle Road and Highway 2 West (Coles Corner). Drive 14.5 miles on Hwy 2 West and take a right on route #207 following signs to Lake Wenatchee/Fish Lake Recreation Area (or if traveling from Stevens Pass go 20.2 miles and take a left on #207). Go 4.4 miles on #207 and, just after crossing the Wenatchee River, turn right on Chiwawa River Road. Follow this road past the Midway Store and Thousand Trails Campground to a dirt road #6100. Follow #6100 to the Deep Creek Campground and turn right on road #6101. Continue on #6101 for 6.7 miles until you reach Maverick Saddle (at the junction of road #6101 and #5200). Park here by the hairpin turn approximately 18 miles from Chiwawa Valley Road. Note: Road #6101 is not recommended for low clearance vehicles.
Mountain Home Road
Leavenworth: 13 miles – 5 hours, dirt road
Lake Wenatchee: 18 miles – 3 hours, difficult, single track Driving Directions: From Leavenworth, start your odometer after you pass the gas station on the corner of Icicle Road and Highway 2 West (Coles Corner). Drive 14.5 miles on Hwy 2 West and take a right on route #207 following signs to Lake Wenatchee/Fish Lake Recreation Area (or if traveling from Stevens Pass go 20.2 miles and take a left on #207). Go 3.6 miles and turn left on Cedar Brae Road (follow the signs to Nason Creek Campground). At 4 miles Cedar Brae Road turns left (follow the signs to Kahler Glen). At 4.3 miles turn left following signs to Kahler Glen. At 4.5 miles bear right at the fork. At 4.6 miles, you will reach the Nason Ridge trailhead. Park on the right.
Leavenworth area: Freeride Downhill. “Crazy, Sick, Fun Relatively easy fire road duo track climb up to the ridge top and then a knarly steep, narrow singletrack descent w/no room for error. Two highly technical sections. The first is a hairpin turn followed by a nasty 6 to 8 foot boulder drop that’s rideable followed a short time later by a huge slick rock that’s super steep w/just enough loose gravel and sand on it to keep you traveling at a good clip before bailing off another steep drop which is also rideable but tricky. If you can find it you will most likely really like it or hate it.”
Wenatchee: Up Mission Ridge Ski area, take the Pipeline trail, and about half way in between there is the trailhead for The Stranger
Leavenworth Bike and Brews Festival
Northwest Famous Cross Country Race and Beer Festival
The Bavarian Bike & Brew Festival is an IMBA sanctioned XC race featuring a spectacular and rigorous 8.6 mile loop with 1800 ft elevation gain per lap.
Each lap has four creek crossings, challenging single track, and plenty of water bars interlaced throughout the most spectacular scenery you have ever seen. This is not a course for the timid soul, but will challenge all who commit.
After the race join in the Brew Festival with a live band and dancing at the race site - it's in an open field at Gibbs Organic Farm. Camping overnight is also available as well has many hotels in Leavenworth. The Bavarian Bike and Brew is teaming up with a new series this year called the “Fat Tire Revolution Series” We are excited to be a part of this 6 race series. Please go to www.rideviciouscycle.com for more information on other events in this series. Registration for Bike and Brew will be online only as before. See you there!
Register at https://www.bikereg.com Please note: Bike and Brews is PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY and limited to 450! This event does sell out so be sure to get signed up early.