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    Freund Canyon vs. Tiger Comparison

    Heading to Leavenworth for the weekend and planning to take a small group of varying ability out for a 2hr ride. That said, as a gauge can someone compare Freund to say Tiger mountain or Grand Ridge? Is the climb harder/easier/about the same? Same question goes for the descent.

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    First off, take a look here: Freund Canyon

    The "downhill" portion of Freund is mostly gone (well, logged and graded into a road), leaving the uphill portion as an OAB or using the DH portion to tie into something like Rosy Boa. Just beware of the fact that the trail is largely a dirt road before you invest in it.

    Also, to anyone with GPS tracks of the "new" Freund-to-Rosy-Boa route or the willingness to help fix up that page with recent photos, conditions, etc, please PM me. This one needs a lot of help.
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    chowda - you could also ride the route in reverse, clockwise, up the new logging road and then down the single track. you could also park at Ski Hill in Leavenworth, ride up the new trail, For the Boys, until you get to the new logging road, turn left and climb up the road, descend the single track, and then climb up the lower portion of the logging road back to For the Boys and descend to your car.

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    Man this sucks. Was hoping to find a 2 hr ride in the area (Leavenworth or Wenatchee, not too much climbing and some decent single track. Would do more but time is limited for a wedding. May just leave the bike at home and chill by the pool.

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    Come to Wenatchee and ride Sage Hills, Horse Lake...you can find all-ability riding and easily put two hours worth of trail together. Or ride Twin Peaks/Stairway to Heaven. Check wenatcheeoutdoors.org and their MTB guidebook or PM me for some more specific info.

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    A word of caution about descending the singletrack (at speed). That's the way we raced it at Bikes & Brews. First, the waterbars are all facing the other direction. They had a tendency to launch you pretty abruptly into the air. Second, going downhill, there are several off-camber, loose sidehill turns. More than a few folks went sailing off the edge.

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    The water bars are ALL gone.

    For a couple of hours and minimal logging road dust, ride from Ski Hill via the Freund Connector, Down the logging road, up Freund, down Rosy Boa, then back to Ski Hill via the connector.

    It's HOT over there and a lot of Freund is exposed so you need to be out there early or you'll suffer good even for a short ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbwen View Post
    Come to Wenatchee and ride Sage Hills, Horse Lake...you can find all-ability riding and easily put two hours worth of trail together. Or ride Twin Peaks/Stairway to Heaven. Check wenatcheeoutdoors.org and their MTB guidebook or PM me for some more specific info.
    Yep! If you're looking for a ride that suits multiple ability levels the Sage Hills is the best option. Well No 2 Canyon could fit the bill too, but if you're fighting time b/c of a wedding, Sage Hills is your best bet.

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    I'd recommend the Sand Creek / Red Hill (Red Devil) Loop at Cashmere. It's a real nice loop single track ride. You can add some mileage on Devil's Gulch if you'd like more....

    Also agree with rbwen that Wenatchee has some good options at Sage Hills or Stairway to Heaven, etc.

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    The Freund loop is still the best "quick" option if you're in l-worth. Tack on the new ski hill connector and do the normal Freund loop CW as rbwen suggests, that makes a really great loop for varying abilities. Rosy Boa is much more advanced then GR, with steep lose and narrow sections on a ridge. Advanced riders will have fun, but intermediate riders may be walking large portions of it.

    Sage hills in Wenatchee, or Red devil/Red Hill area are great bets but will require driving 30-45min each way to TH. There's also 4th of July ridge to the Tumwater lookout if you want a grunt up and fun downhill, but it can be busy with hikers at popular times.

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