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Mountain Biking in Johnson Ridge Trail, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Trail length:
8.2mi/13km
Best biking season:
Late summer to early fall
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's many apple cultivations.

Johnson Ridge Trail is located on the Cascade Mountains, close to Mount Baker. It is 8.2 mi/13 km long, out and back and has an elevation gain of 2380 ft/725 m. The best time to bike this trail is during summer to early fall. This ride is not suitable for beginners because it has a lot of uphill climbing and technical difficulties such as steep rocky terrain, rocks and roots and a vertical climb.

Even for an advanced biker, this is a very challenging trail and requires perfect physical condition. Once you reach the end of the trail at 5400 ft/1645 m, the views are unbelievable and the downhill with lots of fun. Johnson Ridge Trail is a must for those who take mountain bike seriously. Don’t forget to take with you plenty of water, energy snacks, a map and a compass.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
145mi/233km, 2hours and 23min
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
75.5mi/121.5km, 1hour and 29mins
From S Wenatchee Ave continue on US-2 W/US-97 S for 69ml and turn right on Beckler Rd.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport,  the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located on 303 South Jackson Street.

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