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Bicycling / Cycling in Stevens Pass Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Route length:
70mi/112km
Elevation gain:
4000ft/1219m
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.

Stevens Pass Route, or else US-2 W highway, starts from Leavenworth Town and leads to Stevens pass mountain. It is 70 mi/112 km long, out and back, with an elevation gain of 4000 ft/1219 m. The difficulty level of this ride is in category two, not suitable for beginners.

The road goes mostly uphill and it is well traveled by cars, so cyclists should be careful. It is a wonderful long ride, with no technical difficulties, but a good physical condition is required. You will ride through dense forest with amazing views of the Cascade Mountains and many nice spots along the way where you can stop and rest.

Stevens Pass 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.

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
20.8mi/33.4km, 25mins
From N Wenatchee Ave continue on US-2 W/US-97 S and follow US-2 W/Stevens Pass Hwy on the right.
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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