Swakane Canyon Loop

Mark Shaffer taking in the views during the downhill section of the ride. Photo by Sarah Shaffer. Looking for a 30-mile, double-track, scenic loop close to Wenatchee? Try Swakane Wildlife Area, just 5 miles... Read More...

Rock Island Grade Loop

Attractions: This route with its mixture of paved, gravel, and dirt roads is best done on either a mountain bike, or better yet, a cross bike. The loop exposes you to the region’s extremes-- rivers and desert... Read More...

Duffy Creek Loop

Photo: When one man's upper is another woman's downer.   By Andy Dappen A mile into the hike he says, “I love this grass and how it undulates like waves in the wind. She says, “It’s windy every time we walk ne... Read More...

Douglas Creek-North End

This is the upper portion of steep-sided, basalt canyon carved by Douglas Creek. There's varied plant life here because of the year-around water in the creek and the dry desert landscape just beyond the creek... Read More...

Ancient Lake-Murphy’s Loop

By Molly Steere Third time’s a charm. This was my mantra as my husband, Toby, and I pedaled out of the parking lot. We had been to the Ancient/Dusty Lakes area twice before, trying to finish out this new loo... Read More...

Ancient Lake-Fred & Franks Loop

Ancient Lake-Fred & Franks Loop by Andy Dappen I was introduced to this super-scenic route and the complex terrain around the many lakes and ponds surrounding Ancient Lake area (fed by Columbia Basin ir... Read More...

Harvest Moon Blues

Bill Dobbins wrote this poem after a couple evenings of climbing under the harvest moon. Harvest Moon Blues Did some craggin’ on Wednesday, And the moon was shinnin’ bright. Cragged some more on  Thursday, ... Read More...