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My first visit, and likely my last. I was hoping for more flow and less tech., although the lower sectiton was pretty fun. Sure wish there was a low angle up trail so you wouldn't have to shuttle or ride the booring road. I also wonder how many pe...

Submitted by jimd on 11/14/2019
Large loop from Cherry Valley tailhead to the Falls and then South to the Tolt and Moss Lake.
11 | 10 | '19

I wanted to explore more of the Marckworth Forest and mapped out the loop in the image. After making it to the Falls, the road farther east has been worked on and some water and vehicle traps have been added. The road was graded and pretty soft bu...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/10/2019

It was a nice laid back 7 mile ride, but it was damp and lots of foliage.

Submitted by Ambo87 on 11/09/2019
Overview of the full Butte loop if not Shuttling.
11 | 08 | '19

Parked at the dirt trailhead lot and rode along the south side of the lake to the base of the Butte Road and then began the climb. I rode around the hanglider airport for some southern views and then completed the climb to the towers. I took a lit...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/09/2019
About 6-8 inches of crusty snow to add to the hike a bike section of the loop.
11 | 01 | '19

Started before sunrise on the road along the lake and then began the climb to the Ridge. Saw 3 deer at the uphill junction and then started seeing the morning views. No snow until around 4500' due to the dry week and sun. The snow was just in the...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/01/2019
10 | 26 | '19

What a day!  First time at Paradise Valley and it did not disappoint. The trails were pretty twisty and lots of roots, which made it challenging with the wet leaves, but I was able to stay upright for the entire ride.  The parking lot wa...

Submitted by vee on 10/28/2019
One of the challenging rock drop switchbacks on Out of the Blue

You still have a some time to enjoy the whole mountain until the snows come again! No snow at the summit lookout (4000') at this time.

10 | 19 | '19

First time at Edwards. It was a wet, wet, wet day but I just got a new bike and HAD to get out.  It was super fun and not to slippery. There were puddles tho, lots of them. Nothing to stop the smiles, in fact they enhanced them.  The tra...

Submitted by vee on 10/21/2019
10 | 19 | '19

ALways fun. Loads of puddles and deep soft mud. Tree down across the trail at the bottom of duces wild. All in all a fun day in the mud

Submitted by eb on 10/20/2019
Cooper River trail
10 | 11 | '19

Biked Cooper River and Pete Lake to the wilderness boundary & hiked to Pete Lake. The Cooper River trail had some crunchy snow in places but it's not bad. When you reach the Owhi Campground, the trail does not have a Cooper River trail sign, it ju...

Submitted by msteingrebe on 10/12/2019
09 | 29 | '18

First time riding here, it was a blast.  The trails are in great condition for fast riding.  There are some areas with mud puddles, but nothing that stops you in your tracks.  Not very crowded, some pedestrians, a few other bikers a...

Submitted by vee on 10/02/2019
09 | 22 | '19

As others have mentioned, extensively logged. There are a bunch of logs on Its A Bitch that you have to basically crawl under. They are high enough so you can slide your bike through, but not so you can walk, and the ground is covered with branche...

Submitted by Jesperj on 09/22/2019

Large fallen tree top across trail between cedar falls and Olallie trailhead. Needs a chain saw. Also one bare log across Olallie not too far from the entrance.

Submitted by heathuit on 09/14/2019
09 | 08 | '19

Rode Tapeworm day after a storm rolled through. No wasps that I found on the last bridge as previously reported, but maybe they were still subdued by the rain.

Trail was in great condition. No standing water and the rain gave everything so...

Submitted by dskinner17 on 09/08/2019
Never know what will ride with you!
09 | 07 | '19

Had a great ride until the end. I went up to the towers, down the Springboards, had my best run down Meetcutter, and then all the way down to the river. There was about 30 feet of beach with the low water level and I even grabbed a salmon. But on...

Submitted by tomvale on 09/08/2019
09 | 04 | '19

Rode Esmeralda yesterday, 9/4/19 with a friend. Didn't see a single person the whole route. Glad that I brought my full suspension bike this time because it is a pretty loose, rocky climb. (the first time I rode this on my hardtail)

The tr...

Submitted by msteingrebe on 09/05/2019
08 | 28 | '19

The trail would be pretty fun if the nettles weren't there. It would be great to get a work party going for this.

Submitted by alexggreen on 09/01/2019
08 | 31 | '19

Been in Northern Europe for a month and needed a couple rides in the NW to acclimate to the NW again. I did them at Japanese Gulch with the limited time I had. On the Boeing side, 2/3 the way down, at the doubles there is a new trail that heads to...

Submitted by tomvale on 08/31/2019
08 | 22 | '19

Rode it the day after a good rain as a stubborn mist tapered off: Ascended Bobsled which is in great shape (love that trail except for the bottom section, which begs to be rerouted so that it carries the rhythm and flow of the upper section). Then...

Submitted by Unaccomplished Angler on 08/30/2019
08 | 24 | '19

Great ride! Steep climb either direction though. Climbed it the counterclockwise direction due to recommendation from the park ranger. It’s a little more gradual of a climb with more flat sections to rest than riding up the clockwise route. But, t...

Submitted by msteingrebe on 08/25/2019
Fresh rains bring fungi!
08 | 20 | '19

For those of you in the know, Gold Creek in the Olympics is an awesome trail!  But, unfortunately, it had fallen into disrepair recently due to lack of love and maintenance with downed trees and brush taking over the trail.  NOT ANY MORE...

Submitted by ScMort on 08/21/2019
08 | 17 | '19

This is one of my favorite backcountry rides; I love rocky rides. It was cooler on this day than other times I rode it, and that helps a lot in this part of WA. The initial rocky grunt gets done fast (watch for hikers) then it's much easier. Creek...

Submitted by dirtluv on 08/18/2019
Bluff Trail View

2nd time out here to ride and ended up with about 6 miles. Parked at the "Main Line" trailhead just off the highway and did it as a "see where I end up kinda day." Got incredibly lost & turned around due to my lack of planning and/or memory. TAKE...

Submitted by timphil on 08/12/2019

The ground was bone dry. Only saw 3 hikers. There must have been a very busy trail gnome at work because all the vegetation was cut back resulting in some fast singletrack. My usual spot (when I ride with my wife) is Grand Ridge in Issaquah. I wou...

Submitted by jamesc on 08/08/2019
08 | 01 | '19

The overview is a little misleading. None of the trails start from the campground. You have to exit the campground and follow the paved road west to the end and go around the yellow gate. The river run trail is a little hard to find but starts rig...

Submitted by davpar on 08/04/2019