Kachess Ridge Loop

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 3,100 ft
↓ 3,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Ride along Kachess Lake (fsr 4818) for ~4.5 miles of logging rd., then rt on fsr 4824, a fairly
tough climb (4 miles and 3,000 vert.) on logging rd to ridge top. Trail starts at that point: very
scenic, steep, challenging, lots of creek crossings, meadows, rock spires, last few miles of trail is
dissapointing horse trail (steep, rocky and nothing special) lots of brakes and just going downhill
straight til power lines at bottom, return to car under powerlines
added by stempsonBunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  RyderX   on Jul 23, 2019
  PacNWMTB   on Aug 11, 2018
  ACree   on Aug 26, 2017
  Alec Cervenka   on Aug 20, 2017
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Reviews (6)


August 16, 2016
PacNWMTB Gnarly  
Review: Whether you're shuttling or grinding up the gravel road, the singletrack descent is a pleasant surprise - mixing incredible views with alpine meadows and old growth forests. If you're looking for machine built flow, this is not the trail for you; but, if you're looking to challenge yourself on steep rooty and rocky terrain that's flowy in it's own right - you'll enjoy what this trail has to offer.

July 14, 2016
Review: Not sure the climb and hike a bike was worth the descent. Super steep, super rocky, not very flowy at all.

November 30, 2012
Review: Very Very sweet ride! I would suggest shuttling if you don't enjoy the climb. Once we hit the turn off after the 40minute pedal along the lake it was about a 1:45minute push a bike to the top. Ride down was amazing and long with some steep technical sections that make you think you are in the whistler bike park! Awesome ride


September 6, 2011
Review: Lets see.... Scenic ride along the lake, then a hour long granny gear grind, then another hour to drop the 2,800 feet in 8 miles. Was it worth it "OH YEA" This is one tough trail even going down hill. Trail is quite popular with the shuttle bikes, probably the best bikes for the trail. Long travel trail bike with a dropper post will also do the job. Spent the entire downhill in the mid or bottom position on the dropper post. Some beautiful singletrack through the meadows and woods, but a good part of the trail is a steep, rocky, rooty, loose, high pucker factor riot.

* Review edited 9/5/2011

Bunny Hop

May 16, 2011
Review: The WTA has done a ton of work on this trail over the last few years. Be advised this is a very technical and difficult trail. A true 5 chain ring grunt. If you start by parking under the power lines, it's a 6 mile senic ride along the lake to get to the uphill. The uphill is a very steep logging road, with great views at every turnout. After reaching the top you have a short technical decent before a tough, 1/4 mile hike-a-bike. After the hike-a-bike, it may be all down hill, but it never gets easy, until you're at the powerlines again.

Similar Trail: Palisades


October 26, 2008
Review: Trail has been great but the last few years the pack animals have torn up the trail a bit. Make. There are some great sections on this trail but the lower 1/2 has some sections that are torn up. The views are great. An inch+ of snow on the ground at the top last week.* Review edited 10/25/2008

* Review edited 10/25/2008

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