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.
Sage Hills contains a network of multi-use trails meandering over rolling hills right on the edge of down-town Wenatchee. There are great views and incredible wild flower displays in the early season (April - June).
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.
Ride now before the trails open to equestrian use (posted signs say they will open to horses on June 15), while the flowers are still in bloom, and while the trails are dust free and compact. There is a tree down across upper Apricot crisp and Bert's Trail has some pretty heavy horse-hoof l...
Hit Xanadu and Sage Hills as part of an east Cascades sampler, and found great conditions at both. No snow at Xanadu, though one section of the road at the bottom is a quicksand mud pit.
Flowers are blooming at Sage, and the trails were dry and clear. A little dusty and sandy, as expected...
This was a wonderful steady climb (but not a crazy climb). You can bite off as much as you want but we road for a couple hours up and had an amazingly fun and fast ride down. It's very hot in the afternoon so bring plenty of water. Next time, I'll ride it in the morning - can't...