Joe Miller Road- Wenatchee Heights Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Though relatively short (only 26 miles), this ride includes the Joe Miller–Stemilt Loop climb, a stiff 6.5-miler that rises 1900 feet up from the banks of the Columbia River. If you’re the type who seeks out an area’s signature climb, this route will taste like nectar of the gods. If you prefer a less strenuous route, something like Wenatchee–Leavenworth ‘n’ Back (Tour 45) may be more to your liking. If you're on the fence, consider that the last 9 miles of this route are downhill, and that even the climbs are softened by the occasional downhill or flat reprieve. It's not quite as bad as it looks, so give it a try.
From Lincoln Park at Wenatchee's south end, head south out of town for about 4 miles via the mighty Columbia River--hugging and ample-shouldered Malaga-Alcoa Highway. Eye the high, dry, somewhat daunting Jumpoff Ridge tot he south, rising some 3000 feet above you--that's where you're headed. At W. Malaga Road, turn right and head up. The chip-seal road shoulder is narrow, but the "Bikes on Road" sign should alert traffic to your presence."