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

Route length:
11mi/17.7km
Elevation gain:
1600ft/487m
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.

Nahahum Canyon route is located right outside the town of Cashmere, ten minutes away from Wenatchee Town. The ride is 11 mi/17.7 km long, out and back, with an elevation gain of 1600 ft/487 m. The difficulty level of this ride is in category two, not suitable for beginners. The average gradient of the terrain is at 5,5% and the maximum at 10% which makes the route challenging.

The road in the beginning of the trail has a long steady climb, on pavement and in open terrain. As you continue further, you enter the forest and after a small downhill, the climb starts again. Nahahum 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
8.6mi/13.8km, 11mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue on US-2 W/US-97 S, turn right towards E Nahahum Rd, then left on E Nahahum Rd and right again on NF-7412.
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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