About 30 minutes from the town of Chelan, Washington is a Nordic ski area called Echo Ridge. During the summer months, the ski area becomes a great place to mountain bike or hike. The higher elevation ridge provides some relief from the hot summer temperatures of Lake Chelan. The 30 miles of mountain bike trails have views of wildflowers, Lake Chelan, and the Columbia River Basin.
The trails vary in difficulty. This beginner mountain biker found trails to meet her skill level. There are several spots to start your mountain bike ride. We chose to start from the main parking lot at the end of the forest service road.