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Sage Hills

Sage Hills

Key Info

1-2-3 of 5 (technical difficulty)
2 of 5 (physical difficulty)
X-Country
Central Washington
Premium Trail

Stats

15 miles total
1500' elevation gain
100% single track
47.428896 lat.
-120.368443 long.

General

See nformation on access restrictions; the trail network crosses land owned by a number of different entities, and some trails are subject to seasonal closure from December 1 to April 1.

Sage Hills contains a network of multi-use trails meandering over rolling hills right on the edge of down-town Wenatchee. There are few trees (read: great views!), and if you time it right, you'll be riding through miles of wild sage, yellow arrowleaf balsamroot, Indian paintbrush and purple lupine. There are also a smattering of rock formations on which to stop for a snack or a photo.

Most of the climbs are not particularly challenging, but can be sustained. If you go all the way to the top of Twin Peaks, be prepared for a hard-core climb.

The Sage Hills -proper rides average in the 12 mile range, but you can extend this ride with doubletrack (and sweet singletrack!) onto Horse Lake Mountain / Twin Peaks, for 20+ miles easily.

See information on access restrictions; the trail network crosses land owned by a number of different entities, and some trails are subject to seasonal closure from December 1 to April 1.

Singletrack is typically hardpack or loose mineral, narrow, very little organic on the tread. Open and flowing. Trail surface conditions are typically fast and non-technical, with occasional hard switchbacks and steep dips in places.

The western end (towards Horse Lake Mountain/Twin Peaks) features a lot of old jeep road and doubletrack, plus some very sweet singletrack (Stairway to Heaven). Some ponderosa pine stands and cliff bands, with stunning views of the Columbia river.

Local trail and advocacy informaiton can be access through WenatcheeOutdoorsForum.org and WenatcheeOutdoors.org