Mountain Biking in Rock Creek Area Trails, Wenatchee, Washington USA

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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.

Rock Creek Area Trails is located on the Cascade Mountain, after Wenatchee Lake. It is 10.6 mi/17 km long, (loop trail) and has an elevation gain of 3470 ft/1057 m. The best time to bike this trail is from late summer to early fall. This ride is not suitable for beginners because it has a lot of uphill climbing and technical difficulties such as creek crossings, rocks and sharp switchbacks.

For an advanced biker, this is a perfect trail. In order to follow this route, a good physical condition is required because of the long steep climbs. Once you reach the top of Basalt Peak at 6000 ft/1828 m, the views are unbelievable and the downhill, lots of fun. Rock Creek Area 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.