Xanadu and Derby Canyon USFS 7400 Road Loop
2 reviews Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest #611 hike out of 1110 in
3 hrs 6 min
This is a technical ridgeline trail for mountain bikers and a moderate trail for hikers in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 4-6 miles NE of Peshastin, WA.
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I went east on Highway 2 to Peshastin and took the Derby Canyon Road several miles East to the base of the trail and parked. I rode up with another rider from Wenatchee and we had a blast coming down the ridgeline. This was my first ride here and I enjoyed it very much! The amount of technical was good and challenged me a little in spots for sure. The dirt was a little sandy but not bad. I didn't like the occasional climbing during the descent so the trail isn't one I would do often. It was a classic trail with views and payoffs for whatever technical level turns you on. It was a great day and I should have done two more laps but had a float trip to get to. Youtube videos will give you a better idea of the trail. Just search for "Xanadu Peshastin" and start clicking. Also, look at the face in the rock/cliff in picture number 9 behind, and to the left, of the bike! ;-)
Wonderful first ride of the day. I also did the Tres Hombres trail right after I finished Xanadu. https://www.gaiagps.com/public/0qEjRXrpgVtIJVxz95Dh9GSj/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet The last two photos are the “Xanadu Man” rock formation.