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Raging River

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Key Info

1-2-3-4 of 5 (technical difficulty)
4 of 5 (physical difficulty)
X-Country, Freeride
NW Washington

Stats

21 miles total
4000' elevation gain
95% single track
5% fire road
0% paved
47.509363 lat.
-121.843839 long.

General

This is a new trail construction project by DNR and Evergreen.
There is still work to be done on the bottom portion of the trail. At the moment please start and end with 1.3 miles of logging road.

Raging River State Forest is a new trail system being developed by Washington Department of Natural Resources and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.  The system will start as a 14 mile loop, and in later phases will be an epic 40 mile system of trails that connects to Tiger Mountain.

  • Phase one will be 14 miles, eventually a 40 mile system.
  • 2400 feet of vert. 
  • Connections to Tiger Mt, Taylor Mt, Exit 27 and North Bend.
  • Cross country, downhill and freeride trails for all skill levels.

This will be a multi-year project, and the total cost will be in the millions of dollars. Funding is the key, and we are very pleased that Evergreen’s advocacy efforts directly helped DNR secure a request in the capital budget for construction of phase one. 
As of September 2017 there is a 21 mile lollipop loop completed.  There is still work to be done on the bottom portion of the trail. At the moment, start and end with 1.5 miles of logging road.

Remember that this is a 2-way trail.  Uphill has right of way. Be alert for descending/ascending riders especially on blind corners and in the brushy clear cut areas.

Trail varies from bermy machine built fun to brushy clear cut to skinny rooty steep bermy black diamond downhill.  If you do the complete lollipop you will also be doing a 1,000 vert climb back up to the trail.  Then enjoy the 6 miles of almost total downhill(intermediate).  The black diamond downhill can get pretty slippery/greasy when wet.  Bring a lot of water. The climb after the downhill section is in clear cut and is a hot one. Plan 4-6 hours for the whole lollipop (21 miles). Treat it as a back country experience.

At this time do NOT enter the trail as the rider does in this video(this section is still not completed)-just stay on the road for 1.3 miles and you will see the trail on the left.