The Echo Ridge Trail System contains over 26 miles of trails intertwined with roads. Originally designed for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime, hiking and mountain biking are popular activities spring through fall on Echo Ridge trails. There are wide, easy trails suitable for all ages with highly technical single track trails for the more adventurous. You will travel over open ridge tops through a young, emerging forest recovering from a 1968 wildfire. Expect to see great views of Lake Chelan, the Cascades, Okanogan Highlands and Columbia Plateau. Trail difficulty varies from “easy” trails to “most difficult,” but most trails are suitable for children. These trails are maintained annually.
See the Echo Ridge Winter Trails page for ski and snowshoe information.
E-Bikes (with full electric motor power or pedal assist) are not allowed on Echo Ridge trails or any forest trail designated non-motorized.
Camping and campfires are prohibited year round in the Echo Ridge Recreation area.
MAP of Echo Ridge Summer Trails - Hiking / Mountain Biking [PDF: 200 kb]
MAP of Best Mountain Bike Trails [PDF: 200 kb]
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For Mountain Bike Map:
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To see the map, click “Maps” icon at bottom of app. When you are actually in the area covered by map you will see a blue dot showing your location, even without a WiFi or cell connection.
At a Glance
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|Fees:||SPRING/SUMMER/FALL FEE: The Northwest Forest pass, Interagency pass, Echo Ridge Annual Pass or day pass($5/day per vehicle) are required at the Shoe and Upper and Lower lot outside of the winter months. You may purchase a day pass onsite with cash or check. WINTER RECREATION PASSES: Echo Ridge Season Passes are $100 per person; those 17 years old and younger are free. Day passes are available at the trailhead which are $15 per person and 17 years and younger are free. Only cash and check are accepted at this time. No other passes are accepted in the winter including the Northwest Forest pass and Interagency pass.|
|Closest Towns:||Chelan, and Manson WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Trailheads have parking available.
From Chelan, travel 1.5 miles west on the Chelan-Manson State Highway 150 to Boyd Road. Turn right on Boyd Road and follow the signs for 7 miles to the Echo Valley Ski Area. Continue 2 miles past Echo Valley on Forest Service Road #8021-130 to the Echo Ridge Recreational Area Trailheads.
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Alerts & Warnings
- Campfire Restrictions are in Effect
- Entiat - Lake Wenatchee Area: Upper Mad River Seasonal Trail Closure
- Naches Area: Little Naches River Restoration Closure
- Fireworks and Exploding Targets Prohibited on National Forests
- Twisp Area: Road #4400-45 and Dispersed Recreation Area Closure
- Twisp Area: Louis Lake Trail Bridge Closed
- Mazama-Winthrop-Twisp Area: Cedar Creek Fire Area Closure
- Winthrop Area: Cub Creek 2 Fire Area Closure
- Lake Wenatchee Area: Road #6304 Bridge Closure
- Cle Elum Area: French Cabin Creek Bridge Closure
- Leavenworth Area: Construction Delays on Snow Lakes Trail
- Interactive Area Closures Map
- Ellensburg Area: Rider's Camp Closed for 2022
- Naches Area: Boulder Cave Trail / Day Use Site: Open
- Forest Office Access Restricted
- Target Shooting Info