Icicle Ridge Tr1570

3D view of Icicle Ridge Trail #1570

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 9

Technical: 7

Steepness: 9

Flow: 3

Singletrack: 80%

Icicle Ridge Tr1570 can be an OAB, with a ridgeline ascent only suitable for the most aggressive hill climbers.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 19mi

Ascent

Mt Goat

Elevation Change

TH:1150'
Avg Ascent:6700'

Ascent Incline

22%

Duration

Avg: 5hr

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Review

Leavenworth is well-known for biking, but not because of Icicle Ridge Tr1570, or nearby Freund Canyon Tr6701 for that matter.

The real epic rides are in the Chelan and Entiat mountains, some as steep as Icicle Ridge Tr1570 but with miles of ridgeline to ride instead of being so brutally short and steep.

Icicle Ridge Tr1570 is actually less steep than Fourth of July Tr1579, so a loop ride should still start with Icicle Ridge Tr1570.

Ding: Just too steep for most riders, which means the trail doesn't get much use and may not be rideable in years when the forest service is not around to chop up fallen trees and such.

The two trailheads are easy to shuttle, to avoid the FR76 downhill return, but anyone up for this much vertical probably won't even notice the 8mi FR76 return.

The nearby Stuart Range and Chiwakum Mountain wilderness areas offer hikers some really epic options.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. Take Icicle River Rd 2mi to the Icicle Ridge TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Fourth of July, Icicle Ridge Trail #1570 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Icicle Ridge Area Topo Map

  • TH: For those able to manage the climb, do so through the switchback ascent, with 1.6mi of the steepest terrain to reach the ridgeline, followed by 2.4mi of steep ridgeline ascent.
  • 4mi: The ridgeline ascent moderates, crossing several saddles to the 7.1mi ride summit.
  • 7.4mi: Go left on Fourth of July Tr1579 and traverse the hillside to Fourth of July Creek, as the descent intensifies at 8.8mi.
  • 11mi: After crossing Fourth of July Creek twice, go left onto FR76 and ride the slow descent back to the TH.

 

 

Trail Index

This Ride

Fourth of July Trail 1579, Icicle Ridge Trail 1570

Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Badlands Trail 1576, Chatter Creek Trail 1580, Chiwaukum Creek Trail 1571, Colchuck Lake Trail 1599.1, Glacier Creek Trail 1573, Hatchery Creek Trail 1577, Index Creek Trail 1572, Painter Creek Trail 1575

Stuart Lakes Wilderness

Aasgard Pass Trail, Eightmile Lake Trail 1552, Eightmile-trout Creek Trail 1554, Prusik Pass Spur Trail, Snow Lakes Trail 1553, Stuart Lake Trail 1599

XC Ski

Leavenworth Ski Trails

Campgrounds

Bridge Creek Campground, Eightmile Campground

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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