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Bicycling / Cycling in Wenatchee Heights Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Route length:
30mi/48km
Elevation gain:
3000ft/914m
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.

Wenatchee Heights Route starts from Squilchunk Rd, ten minutes away from Wenatchee Town. It is 30 mi/48 km long, (loop ride), with an elevation gain of 3000 ft/914 m. The difficulty level of this ride is in category one, not suitable for beginners.

The average gradient of the terrain is at 7% and the maximum at 15%. The road goes mostly uphill with possible rough pavement in some sections, so bicyclists should be careful. It is a wonderful, loop ride, with some technical difficulties and a good physical condition is required.

You will ride through open space fields and nice views of the mountains around. Wenatchee Heights Route is a challenging ride for bicycle enthusiasts to escape the city and take a deep, refreshing breath of fresh, clean mountain air. Don’t forget to take water with you.

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
6.2mi/9.9km, 13mins
From S Wenatchee Ave drive southeast towards Chechalis Str, turn right on Crawford Ave, take the first left turn on S. Mission St and turn left on Wenatchee Heights 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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