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18 | Aug | '17
Rode Esmeralda Basin for the first time yesterday. We missed the De Roux campground though, due to no signs for it on the N Fork Teanaway Road. It's just past the horse camp though, the only signs are ones that have trail #s on them. That's where you'll want to go left to the campground. From the start of the trail, the climb continuing past the Ingalls Lake trailhead is loose & rocky, and wi... Read more

14 | Aug | '17
Current conditions: Dry and dusty trails in relatively good condition for most of the ride. One bridge down. Do you like long, steep climbs? Treacherous washed out cliff-side trails? Nettle stings on your legs? Well this is the place for you! I parked at the Dog Park and despite the description on the trail page of it being shady, it felt very busy and safe to me on a weekday evening. I took th... Read more

12 | Aug | '17
Getting really dry, but still fun! Read more

07 | Aug | '17
The established trails are holding up great, but some of the newer dirt (like Twisted Hemlock) are breaking up in the corners. Need rain and some time to heal.  Some of the legacy structures on Lloyd's Detour could use a rebuild. Overall great riding though.  Read more

01 | Aug | '17
Two trees are down aross the trail about 1.5 miles from Grand Ridge Drive. This is the first time I have ridden it in a few years so the trail is unfamiliar, but from my GPS it looks like it is  abut 1.5 from Grand Ridge Drive.  It  looks like it is about 1.5 -2 miles from Issaquah Fall City Road and the Duthie turn in, so perhaps halfway between Grand Ridge Drive and... Read more

Parked at Dingford TH and rode up the road to the Middle Fork trail near Dutch Miller TH. Rode MF trail back to Dingford TH. The trail is in great summer shape, with only a few blow downs. Someone has done some great trimming work - not much is overgrown. Excellent adventure.  Read more

31 | Jul | '17
First time riding Kachess Ridge.   trail is good to go.   very dusty in spots so bring glasses or goggles if riding with a group and prepare for fun! Read more

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30 | Jul | '17
Good out and back today, with a hike to the summit of Nava(j)?(h)o Peak.  This ride is in the avanced category - solid single black diamond. There are long, chunky, technical rock sections that demand a high level of skill and fitness for this ride - uphill and downhill. No hazards present. Trail is in good, chundery shape. Pamplemousse Zone.  Read more

27 | Jul | '17
Went back with my new Fiskars 13" billhook to clear out the overgrowth on Meatcutter. Over the past week a team of trail lovers had already done a bang-up job clearing the whole trail and headroom. I went on to Goldeneye and Wishbone. Trails are still dry as heck and the loose rock on the Wishbone corners could probably use a rake. I'll do that next time. Had a good time today. Read more

24 | Jul | '17
HLC, VooDoo, Ryan's, and Gravy Train running sweet. But it's super dry out there. 40 days(!?) without rain, and Washington's most heavily used bike park is seeing some strain; some corners are getting super loose (HLC), making holding speed through corners a challenge.  Still great fun though. Pray for some rain! Read more

25 | Jul | '17
Rode the full outer loop for the first time this year to get in a little XC work prior to a Duthie jump sesh. Usually this is a fall/winter only fitness ride for me, so the summer flavor was quite a change.  It is DRY out there, which for me is quite unusual and IMO really 'dumbs down' the trail vs. the usual greasy roots found in the fall/winter.  The KC Parks weedeater team must have r... Read more

24 | Jul | '17
I am mostly posting a ride report to comment on the state of the washout. I think the last report made the washout sound worse than it is. It was probably because of the direction he came from. It looks worse coming from the clockwise direction. You can actually bypass the washout without going up the hill. You just drop down and walk down by the river for a couple hundred feet or so and you're go... Read more

21 | Jul | '17
First time back on Grand Ridge in a long time, since the new loop (more like a detour extension) had just opened. This was the first time I was able to include it all into the otherwise OAB from Duthie to the Grand Ridge drive crossing and back.  The new trail seems like it flows nicely in either direction, and overall makes Grand Ridge a lot more interesting. Trails were in great shape, thou... Read more

03 | Jul | '17
Headed up to Hansen with the intention of riding out to the lake and back. The section of the ride described as Phase 3 road/double track was VERY overgrown with underbrush. I ended up with scratches everywhere and something that caused an itchy rash that still hasn't gone away over two weeks later. I turned around about a mile from the lake. I saw multiple piles of bear scat, some quit fresh, on... Read more

20 | Jul | '17
Time to buy a machete. Meatcutter and probably Redline, both need a good wacking. The nettles and stickers have grown a bunch in the Summer. It was a great time but the front tire is having a harder time sticking to the dirt. Still a fun time and wonderful cool temperature. Track here ;-) Read more

19 | Jul | '17
This is definitely a mountain bike trail you need to try right now! If you often have trouble deciding whether or not to hike or to go mountain biking, then this is the trail for you! Experience some of the most beautiful, and desolate, views in the state of Washington, all while carrying a bicycle on your back.  Besides, if you aren't carrying a bicycle on your back, are you even really tryi... Read more

Kiosk's Trail Map
Spent early Sunday morning exploring the whole skills park and enjoyed every trail. The trail makers and volunteers all did a great job and signage was very well done. Easy trails west of the road and experienced trails to the east. My favorite trail was the roller coaster feel to Logger and the primative nature of Backcut. The dirt is dry and my front tire lost it once but oh well, it happens. My... Read more

16 | Jul | '17
Generally in good shape. Elevator was a bit overgrown in places, wear long sleeves or let the thorns take the difficulty up a notch. Thanks to whoever took a weed wacker to Sick and Twisted, looks like that had just happened in the last day or two. Read more

15 | Jul | '17
I hit up Black Diamond Open Space both this weekend and last weekend, along with Henry's Ridge (last weekend) and Summit Ridge (this weekend). Everything's in great shape. Lots of cars in the parking lot, but there are so many trails here that it's rare to see other bikers -- I ran into maybe 5 people each day. Read more

A friend and I started at the Ceder Falls trailhead and begain the 40 mile ride to the Lake Easton State Park for an overnight and back. It was a great weekend. The trail was in great shape all the way and the tunnel "air conditioning" was a welcome cooling on the warm day, both ways. I was pulling my Bob trailer on my 29r and pulling a total of 60 lbs. The trailer was great and the trip a success... Read more

lewis river 3
10 | Jul | '17
Hadn't been to this trail in at least 10 years!? (sorry to say) It remains a quintessential NW river runner. Shades of McKenzie, Middle Fork, but it is its own thing. Strikingly beautiful along the river. Near perfect definition of "singletrack," but in an oh-so Washington kind of way.  The trail was in excellent shape, covered in a light bedding of pine needles, skinny and fast thru dense fe... Read more

09 | Jul | '17
The shady N facing section between the Ranger Creek/Dalles Ridge trail junction and Noble Knob, as well as the Dalles Ridge trail going SE from the Noble Knob junction until it crosses back over to the S side of the ridge is free of snow with the exception of one very small (rideable) patch as of 7/9/17.  Did an out and back to that point from the Ranger Creek cabin so I can't comment on the... Read more

Made it to the Tunnel
Hi-yah! This is my 3rd adventure parking at Rattlesnake Lake and riding to and through the Snoqualmie tunnel, then back to Rattlesnake Lake. This path is relaxing at the same time I get the feeling of being in a natural environment. It's good for family cause it doesn't have strenuos rocks and hills, flat. I don't have to fight car traffic. I pulled a leg/hip muscle which put my back and leg conn... Read more

Skookum has had some re-routing trailwork done near that eroding cliff in the first mile from Buck Creek.  Also the trail on the steep washout(at the CAUTION sign) has been totally rebuilt into a three foot wide path.  Nice. Suntop 60 race on July 15th will be using this trail.  Bound to be busy then. Read more

07 | Jul | '17
Suntop trail is all clear top to bottom.  Beargrass is just starting to peak. Be aware that the Suntop 60 race is July 15th this year. It'll be pretty busy that day/wkend. Read more