For many, a trip to Walla Walla is all about wine tasting. But the region is also a great place for outdoor activities – like mountain biking. Check our listing for places to rent bikes in Walla Walla as well as other equipment.
Here’s a rundown of the best places to bike.
The 3.3 mile Burnt Cabin Trail (#3226) is a perfect place to get out and ride your bike. Open from May 1st to October 1st, the trail offers riders a 2260′ incline starting at the trail junction and ending at the Target Meadows Trailhead. The trail is rated as difficult, but this is compensated with a low volume of users.
The Indian Ridge Trail (#3221) is also a difficult trail, but it offers beautiful panoramic views of the Mill Creek Watershed. The trail is only 3.0 miles long, but its difficulty comes from a steep incline to 5400′ from 2380′- a 3020′ difference in a short distance. This trail is open from May 1st to October 30th and it has light use.
One of the longest trails in the park is also one of the best opportunities to see what your bike is capable of. Open from March 1st to October 31st, the North Fork Walla Walla Trail (#3222) is a 10 mile marathon that takes you from a starting point of 5400′ to a final altitude of 3860′- a 1540′ decrease in elevation. From the trail’s beginning at the North Fork Walla Walla Trailhead on Forest Service Road #65 to its end at Table Springs, the trail takes you through old-growth timber areas located in the Walla Walla River drainage. The trail is rated as moderate and users can expect to see light crowds.