Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 hours ago

Beautiful views from the top

This is a lovely hike that is worth the views. I biked up the first 2.4 miles, decided it was safer for my skill level to hike the rest :). I saw 4 others who biked the whole trail, I would recommend it for fit, skilled riders. The usual dirt, rocks, roots and stream crossings (that didn’t get your feet wet at this time of year). It’s always fun to reach the PCT and see through-hikers about ready to finish that incredible journey.

Fantastic! I couldn't have asked for a better day. It was the perfect larch hike with blue skies, cool temperatures, and larches at their peak.

Nice, easy hike to bring the dogs on. Easy to access. Gorgeous golden larches everywhere! .

hiking
7 days ago

So much to see and explore! Went with 2 dogs, they loved it.

Best fall hike. Was some snow (on October 5th) but didn’t need traction. This week the larches should be at peek.

The fall colors really made this hike so lovely. Trail is easy to find and well maintained. Beautiful views of Leavenworth as you climb. Very enjoyable hike.

hiking
18 days ago

A bit challenging for me (but I’m out of shape!) beautiful views up top. Fall colors made it special. I would like to do this hike again next year when I’m back in town.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Great climb, awesome fall views of leaves changing colors then fun downhill. I turned off at Rosa Boa which had a lot of more technical downhill

Saw a black bear

hiking
28 days ago

Lost Lake to Manastash Lake: The road up is well maintained but washboard the majority of the time. The fork in the road in which you want to veer left to get to the trailhead is well marked. You can continue right a quarter of a mile if you need to pick up a day pass. Bathrooms available at trailhead. You share this trail with dirt bikes, but you can hear them well before they reach you so you have time to give them room. Maybe 4 other cars at the trailhead on a Saturday afternoon. The grade is mild with lots of flat parts. It had been raining a little in the morning so the trail was not dusty, but later when the sun came out the trail was very dusty. Some parts of the trail are slippery with loose rocks and dirt so watch your step. A few hints of fall colors but mostly greenery. A few fair views of the valley below. When you come to the fork in which right is trail 1350.2 and left is 1350, 1350 is the way you want for the Lakes. The lakes are nice with places to sit on the shore. Saw a few backpackers and places where people had made a campsite. No overly great views or scenery. All around an average hike that is a pretty quick in and out if you want a short hike to a decent lake. 8 miles round trip, just under 2 to lost lake and an additional 2 to manastash.

Great trail for mountain biking. Amazing views on a sunny day.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice clean and well kept trail. Great views

Enjoyed hiking and exploring the John Wayne Trail and Snoqualmie Tunnel..Lots of history!! Make sure you bring your headlamps. Discovery Pass required, parking and restrooms before trailhead.

Bridge has been repaired. Entire trail is through area devestated by 2015 fire. Almost no shade.

Good views of Wenatchee, fairly easy hike. No shade, bring water.

Challenging but did not think the view was worth it. A lot of the locals around Leavenworth use this trail as a quick workout.

bugs have mostly died off! amazing area. the hike has a very steady incline... pretty easy on the knees

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail! Not too busy! Easy elevation gain- nice payoff. BEWARE THE HORNETS!

hiking
1 month ago

great trail. easy and steady gain. rocky trails, bring good ankle support shoes

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great family hike. It's steep enough you'll get a work out, but short enough you can take the kids. The view at the top is beautiful, but this is also where the trail gets a little rougher for the kids. There are additional trails at the top you can follow to extend your hike, if you choose. There is little shade, so go when it's cool outside.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail! Ive gone 3 times and every time I love it just as much as the last. Uphill isn't too bad. Downhill is absolutely amazing, great trail to bomb down with lots of optional jumps. A good technical challenge is bombing back down the way you came.

Gorgeous day for a hike. The smoke seems to have cleared out. Didn’t have issues with mosquitos. Nice switchback hike.

walked the tunnel early in the morning with my son and two dogs, not to much traffic in the tunnel until we came back. it's a nice walk, remember a jacket and a good flashlight or headlamp. the tunnel is really dark. there was a nice place to sit and relax or have a snack before continuing the hike to twin falls.

The tunnel is 2.3 miles of dark, cold and dripping. It was crazy crowded with hiker/walkers, bikers of all types. I rate it easy as long as you can walk 5 miles. Be careful, some little kids were not paying attention an nearly go hit in the dark. Some others had no light or it died. So have a back up. Light jacket in summer while in tunnel is a good idea. If you park at the Hyat lot at east tunnel entrance you need a discovery pass. There is day pass envelopes there and rest rooms. I am

The newer trails are well laid in. some of the climbing turns on the south side of the loop are too steep to pull on a bike.

The valley is beautiful and this would be a nice way to access the PCT (it is 8 miles from the TH), but sadly it is not maintained after the washed out bridge at 2.5 mi. You can follow the trail, but the brush is thick and the number of downed trees approaches 100. I wonder if the Methow Valley community can chip in to restore it? Everyone seems to be going to Harts Pass to access the PCT instead.

hiking
2 months ago

Had the trail to ourselves on a Thursday in August, probably due to the 91 degree forecast. The narrow 1.6 mile road to the TH does have some dips and crevasses, but the Subaru had no problem. Only 2 other cars in the parking lot. The actual mileage, roundtrip from TH to Merritt Lake, is 7.2 (not 5.4 as mentioned on several web sites). Took us 5 hours total. We had on a coat of bug spray and had no issues with the pests while having lunch next to the lake. Maybe it was the heat, maybe it was the bug spray. At any rate, we enjoyed a peaceful picnic by the lake. We did not venture onto Lost Lake for the mileage was already beyond our 5 mile preferred distance. There was only one downed tree (I scrambled under it, my hiking partner scrambled around it) and it was a non event. The trail is well marked. GPS/Cell coverage during most of the trial was good. I enjoyed the workout (2,000 ft elevation gain) and glad we started early.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. Decent amount of elevation climb and rocky “ankle breaker” parts of the trail. Not too bad, but also wasn’t expecting it. The lake was beautiful and if you keep walking around the perimeter of it there’s a neat dock/lookout point. The gravel road to the trail wasn’t the great and pretty washboarded. Overall it was a great day and fun hike!

Beautiful views!

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