Whether you prefer road cycling or mountain biking, the Lake Chelan Valley has a number of routes and cycling events to choose from for the casual or serious rider. Come visit Lake Chelan and plan your next cycling adventure.
Rent a Bicycle or Bring Your Own
The Lake Chelan Valley is a beautiful location for leisurely road rides or adventurous mountain trail rides. The scenic route around Manson is great for road rides and cars in limited supply, cycling is the preferred method of transportation in Stehekin. If you don’t want to bring your own, you can rent bicycles while you are here!
The Lake Chelan Valley is home to numerous trails and epic landscapes, most of which come under the ownership of County, State or Federal agencies. Singletrack is the stuff most mountain bikers who have gained riding skills crave. There is something about whipping down a hard packed narrow trail through the woods in complete control.
There are a number of trails in the Lake Chelan Basin which rank as epic rides. Pot Peak is just one of them. Ten miles, all single track, all downhill and 5,000 feet in elevation drop. The challenge is the climb to 6,500 feet elevation before you get to enjoy this epic trail on the south shore of Lake Chelan.
Here are some additional trails suited for mountain biking:
- Echo Ridge Summer Trails (Length: 25 miles) – Originally designed for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime, hiking and mountain biking are popular in the spring, summer and fall.
- Pot Peak (Length: 9.5 miles) – A real workout! It’s only 4 miles to the top of Pot Peak from Snowberry Bowl, but it’s steep enough to make you feel it.
- Devil’s Backbone (Length: 13 miles) – This trail gives mountain bikers several options. You can be dropped off at either the Stormy Mountain, Windy Saddle or Crescent Hill trailheads, or you can cycle along the Devil’s Backbone to the Crescent Hill or Pot Peak trailheads.
- Stormy Mountain – (Length: 1.5 miles) – Bring a picnic lunch for this scenic drive and 1.5 mile bike. You will have earned a fantastic view when you reach the top of Stormy Mountain.
Chelan Electric Bikes is the original electric bicycle and Trikke rental, sales and tour company in the Lake Chelan Valley, offering a fun and unique way to experience our beautiful region.
Explore Lake Chelan on your own for an hour or the whole day. Guided tours deep into the Columbia Gorge, about the town and to visit the beautiful local wineries can be arranged. Comfortable electric bicycles, single or tandem, can take you there without breaking a sweat!
Interesting in competitive cycling? The Lake Chelan Valley is home to several spring and summer cycling events.