Mission Ridge

Cashmere, Washington 98815

Mission Ridge

Mission Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"This is a true ridge ride: located out in the open, exposed to the views and the sun. The 14-mile ascent is gradual with the occasional steep section. It hooks up with some exceptional ridgetop singletrack that leads to false summits and around tight switchbacks. There is a little bit of everything here. It will be a challenge to intermediate riders, but for the advanced mountain biker it’s a true delight.

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail culminates in the rolling hills of the Palouse country, just southeast of Spokane. It’s fitting that the trail, which started west of the Cascade
Mountains, ends in the rolling hills of the Palouse, seeing as these hills are the result of years of erosion depositing topsoil from the Cascades some 200 miles east to gather and form the Palouse Hills."

Mission Ridge Reviews

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This trail can be ridden as an out and back, or can be looped up with the Devils Gulch trail, which connects both at the bottom and the top of the Mission Ridge trail. It's a fun ride either way, but I much prefer to just ride the Devils Gulch trail as an out and back. If you do want to do the Mission Ridge trail, expect a few climbs on the decent. Whereas the Devils Gulch trail is all downhill. Also consider climbing the Devils Gulch trail all the way to the top, where it intersects the fire road.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
3 to 5 hours
Late spring to late fall
1,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,700 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Monitor
Local Maps