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Level: Beginner
Length: 2.1 mi (3.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +0/156 ft
Total: 13 riders
 

Mountain Biking Lower Stairway to Heaven

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#501 of 1,206 mountain bike trails in Washington
#12,351 in the world

Go past the locked gate and follow the spur road 100 yards to a trail on the right. Look for small bridge across ditch.
First switchback at 0.32 miles in an area marked by extensive 4x4 damage and garbage dumping.
First crossing of jeep road at 0.69 miles, trail continues straight across road.
Trail switchbacks in a gully of serviceberry brush.
Last crossing of jeep road at 1.33 miles.
At 1.8 miles the trail enters a series of switchbacks known as the "Bermuda Triangle".

First added by Reimiraa on Jun 27, 2014. Last updated Aug 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Go up number 2 canyon to the dirt road. Park here if your car doesn't have clearance, the road is washed out. Continue up dirt road, go past the first gate, park at the second gate. This is beginning.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Wenatchee, Washington

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Intermediate | 17 mi
| 2.1 mi
| 0.3 mi

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  • daniel.g.abel
    *****

    Hit this trail with my son yesterday. Its a gradual climb to top nothing to difficult. Lots of switchbacks, Clearly marked and easy to follow. While its rated beginner there are a few tough spots for newer riders and again its a gradual climb 5 miles to the top but well worth the downhill coming back down it. As the directions say go up the gravel road through first gate and up to the old broke second gate. Theres a parking lot there for up to maybe 10 cars. After parking go about 300ft up gravel road between gate posts to the trailhead on the right. Trail has some wonderful views.

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  • Reimiraa
    *****

    Did this trail 2 weeks ago in the evening. It is a pleasant climb that has nice single track. The view at the top of Wenatchee Valley is awesome. You can turn around and enjoy the fun ride down, or go over to the Waterslide trail.
    This trail convinced me of how good of quality the trail building here is. Even after a fire came through here 2 years ago, you ride past charred trees and there is still ash on the trail.

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  • Reimiraa
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    Went on a group trivia ride. Went up the road to the top of stairway to decend. If out of shape the road requires rest breaks. Great views. The area is still a bit scorched from a past forest fire. The decent is great single track that I find easy. It's higher elevation so it can get cool in the evenings.

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