Pilchuck Tree Farm
eBikes are not permitted on Pilchuck Tree Farm Property. Please contact the Pilchuck Recreation Association for questions.
Everyone using the Pilchuck Tree Farm must have a current annual Liability Release on file - get it via this link and mail it to: Pilchuck Recreational Association: P.O. BOX 2962, Arlington, WA 98223 or stuff it in the iron rangers at the trailheads.
The PRA requests you donate $2 in the iron rangers whenever you ride. The money goes towards upkeep of the trails and facilities. Source: Pilchuck Recreation Association
The Victoria Tract of the Pilchuck Tree Farm is closed every winter from November 1 to May 1. Please abide!
The Pilchuck Tree Farm consists of three main areas of land that are privately owned by the Pacific Denkmann Company. The Pilchuck Recreation Association is the umbrella organization that connects the land owner to the Horse and Bike clubs and any other interested user groups (hikers, geocachers, etc.)
Victoria Tract (aka 300th, or the Glass School) is the western-most and is the most commonly ridden. The trails are mostly dirt and decades of heavy use by equestrians and more recently cyclists has compacted much of the tread so it is very hard and smooth. There are over 50 miles of beginner to intermediate multi-use singletrack but a quarter of that sees the vast majority of bike traffic. There are also a few short intermediate-level bike-only trails. The single track closes during the wet season (typically November1-May 1, but dates may move if conditions are unseasonably wet or dry) but the roads are open year-round.
Pilchuck Tract is east of Highway 9 and north of Grandview road. The terrain is much more rocky than Victoria Tract and as a result, the bike-only trails are much more demanding and require a intermediate to expert level of bike handling. The downhill trails tend to be old-school tech and are short but pack a lot of features (usually rock slabs) to keep the intensity level up. The single track climbs are short, technical, and punchy. Pilchuck Tract is open year-round.
Armstrong Tract (aka Bracken) has very sandy soil and the highest horse concentration of the three parcels. It is open year round, but is murder on drivetrain. Best leave this area to hikers and horses.
The land owner is the Pilchuck Tree Farm. Riding there is a priviledge, certainly not a right, although the land manager is pro-mountain bike. Most of the trails were built by equestrians and maintained in large part by the PRA (Pilchuck Riders Association) Please help by leaving a donation at the box in the parking area. This helps with maintaining the trails and recreational area.
All 10 ladies who signed up, showed up. We rode roughly 7 miles at PTF, trail conditions were good, weather was overcast, there were no accidents or mechanical issues.
lindsey, erin, eliza, mari, tammy, rikka, codi, amber, helen, kaylee
Hello MTB riders, thank you for taking interest in riding our trails, we hope this reaches most riders, and please do your best to adhere to some new rules we want you to be aware of.
1. Group rides of more than 10 people need special permission from the P...
Trails still in pretty good shape after recent rain/wind. Starting to get a little bit greasy with downed poplar leaves in some areas, but fine in all the evergreen areas, with surprisingly little standing water/mud. Rode up the forrest road to the ridge trail, cut over for a couple l...
Rode from the NE 300th st parking to the small loop to the south first, and then went northbound up the eastern side of the trail system and then approached the monument from the north side. It was a little bit of exploring but was neat when going the right ways (downhill) on the trails. The atta...
First off, I want to extend a huge thanks and gratitude for everyone who has worked on the trails above 300th. It was as if they had been leaf-raked clear of all the debris that adorned the trails post-windstorm, which was confirmed by the friendly nieghborhood volunteer who was out leaf-raking w...
Started from the discribed trailhead and turned left. Very wrong option... Got lost on non-trails and fire roads with significant stinging nettles. Finally worked our way back to the start and then went to the Right and we finally found trails! Definatly go with someone who knows where the trails...
Victoria Tract was just North of the 'convergence zone' today so it never rained today after lunch. The trails are still closed (Tree Farm decision, still early in season) but the roads are always available. Since it was my first time there, I enjoyed the roads and the views at the top in the par...
Rode Victoria for the first time with a couple of friends. The trails seem to be in good shape although there was some mud in places. The nettles were also out. Even on the sunny warm day that I was there in the woods was reasonable cool. Lots of double track to ride up an...