Yakima Wine and Fruit Challenge

Loop • 87 mi • 1300 ft

Biking the rich farmland of the lower Yakima Valley is like riding through the Garden of Eden. As far as you can see are miles of rolling hills covered with fruit trees and grapevines. You will visit many unique, busy and friendly towns serving their farming communities. You pass by no less than 16 wineries or tasting rooms along the way. This route should delight any bicyclist who enjoys beautiful scenery, fresh fruit, wine tasting, or watching the bustle of farm life. The short 31 mile loop is a rather easy ride that passes seven wineries. The full route can be biked in two days, with a stay in Zillah, or in one hard 87-mile ride. Terrain: flat to rolling hills with a few longer climbs. Mostly low-traffic rural roads and a few stretches of busy highway with good shoulders.
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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Prosser
Length: 87 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Trailhead Elevation: 25 feet
Top Elevation: 600 feet
Local Contacts: Zillah Chamber of Commerce 509-829-5055
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Recent Trail Reviews

5/19/2007

Great area for bicycling. Mostly flat with some rolling hills, little traffic, and lots of wineries! Detailed description could be improved; it contains many minor discrepencies. I recommend bringing a detailed map of the area.

5/4/2006

While the description of the bike tour of the wine/fruit area in central WA sounded great, I was unable to experience the tour due to the lack of rental bikes in the area. It would be great (and advisable) to provide information on the availability of rental equipment (particularly for cycling trails) as part of the information provided with the trail description. Many people interested in a trail may be traveling on business trips via plane and aren't capable of carrying all the necessary equipment. A local outdoor shop contact would be great to allow for possible arrangements of rental equipment (bikes, packs, tents, etc.) . Thanks David Kirby

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