Bethel Ridge

Naches, Washington

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This is an easy eight-mile out-and-back ride. The route follows a compacted dirt and gravel road for two miles to Bethel ridge. This road is in good condition, with some exposed rocks and loose gravel. Once on the ridge, you follow a dirt doubletrack that is in poor condition, with large, sharp rocks and lots of ruts. Bethel Ridge drops off to reveal a sweeping panorama. The view to the south takes in the Tieton Basin and Divide Ridge. Farther to the west lies Goose Egg Mountain, at the eastern end of Rimrock Lake. Vistas extend for many miles; Mt. Adams can be seen in the southwest on clear days. In the spring, bring a jacket; in the fall, bring a "hunter orange" jacket.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is an easy eight-mile out-and-back ride. The route follows a compacted dirt and gravel road for two miles to Bethel ridge. This road is in good condition, with some exposed rocks and loose gravel. Once on the ridge, you follow a dirt doubletrack that is in poor condition, with large, sharp rocks and lots of ruts.

Bethel Ridge drops off to reveal a sweeping panorama. The view to the south takes in the Tieton Basin and Divide Ridge. Farther to the west lies Goose Egg Mountain, at the eastern end of Rimrock Lake. Vistas extend for many miles; Mt. Adams can be seen in the southwest on clear days. In the spring, bring a jacket; in the fall, bring a "hunter orange" jacket.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Naches
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 560 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,600 feet
Top Elevation: 6,160 feet
Local Contacts: Naches Ranger District, 509-653-2205
Local Maps: Naches Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Tieton Basin
Driving Directions: Directions to Bethel Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

8/6/2006
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This was certainly not an easy bike ride. The rocks that turned into boulders were not easy to navigate however the vista made up for the diffucult terrain. I think a much better ride would be to 4 wheel to Bethel Ridge and ride from there. The dirt road seemed to get much better after the ridge. One should mention there was a great view of Mt Rainer from the ridge.



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