The Chelan Mountain Range, who knew? If you haven’t heard about this place, you’ve stumbled upon one of Washington’s best riding areas. Located near Lake Chelan, this network lies on eastside of the Cascade Range and has a high desert rocky trail character. This ride tours the South side of the Chelan Mountains and offers 3 big descents along the Southern drainage. We’ll meet at Lake Creek Trailhead where we’ll all hop in the shuttle van for our first uplift, and the same uplift we’ll do 3 times on the day. Our ride is about an hour each time, full of views and a perfect way to catch up with your mates. Our first drop is along the Devils Backbone where we’ll head out to the Four Mile trail junction and our first decent of the day. The Devils Backbone is an undulating ridge line, along our 3 miles out to the Four Mile Trail Junction, we have roughly 700ft of gain and loss. Once we hit the Four Mile junction, we have a 9.5 mile descent with just over 5k of descending and 700 ft of climbing to our van pick up. Angle eventually feeds into Lake Creek Trail and Lake Creek leads to our car. It’s a solid shot, tighten those packs and drink up, it’s gonna be a long decent!
We’ll hop back in the van for another shuttle bump to the top and this time we’ll head out the same direction on Devils Backbone, but this time our destination is Angle Peak. It’s the same 3 mile commute to our trail junction and still well worth the effort. Angle Peak from the ridge line follows a creek and a sweet little ribbon of trail following the drainage. From the top to bottom is another 10 Mile descent with 4,700 feet of descending and 500 feet of climbing… we siphon back into lower lake creek and to our van for our 3rd and final shuttle.
Shake out the hands and grab some food, there will be plenty of time of relax and refill the system. Our 3rd and final shuttle drop is on Lake Creek, both upper and lower sections. As we exit the van, the pedal to our decent is so close, we talk in minutes vs miles. We’ll quickly hit the start of our final descent and a sweet 4,500 feet of descending with only 450 ft of climbing as we descend the entire Lake Creek Trail.
This massive day of shuttling provides incredible views of the Cascades and our largest single day of descending on a bike. Come sample this incredible ride this summer, we look forward to having you out!
Day Trip Includes:
- Professionally guided tour of remote single track
MAKE IT A WEEKEND
Lake Creek Trailhead outside of Chelan and Wenatchee, Washington. Detailed instructions will be email to you upon booking.
Shuttle Departure : 9:30 AM
Please arrive 15 minutes early.
CELL PHONES: DO NOT WORK HERE, Have an offline MAP available for reference.
MAP: Okanogan Country Map West
with the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF
We’ve help plan, organize and budget through Trans-Cascadia the non-profit, a TON of trail work over the past couple of years. This forest is full of trails, big epic loops, and an incredible network not many people know about. Come out and visit this forest if you’re looking for something new and something big in the Pacific Northwest.