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Bicycling / Cycling in Icicle Canyon Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Route length:
26mi/41km
Elevation gain:
1500ft/457m
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.

Icicle Canyon Route is located outside Leavenworth Town, at half an hour away from Wenatchee Town. It is 26 mi/41 km long, out and back, with an elevation gain of 1500 ft/457 m. The difficulty level of this ride is moderate, suitable for all skill levels and the maximum gradient of the terrain is at 8%. The road goes mostly uphill and it is well traveled by cars, so bicyclists should be careful.

Other than that, the route demonstrates no technical difficulties, but is long and a good physical condition is required. There are some nice spots along the way where you can stop and admire the view. Icicle Canyon Route is a great ride for bicycle enthusiasts to escape the city and take a deep, refreshing breath of fresh, clean mountain air. Don’t forget to take with you water and a map.

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
22.2mi/35.7km, 29mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue on US-2 W/US-97 S, turn left on E Leavenworth Rd and left again on Icicle 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 at 303 South Jackson Street.

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