12 | Mar | '17
Master link muddy but largely clear of snow to bridge.  Patchy snow above.  Walking required to road.  Road was deep snow and unrideable.  Quick link barely rideable mostly hiking.  At top of QL took a hard right to the abandoned grade and hopped on OTG -- very nice but slick all the way out FR, JR and the trail that shall not be named.   Read more

01 | Mar | '17
Did the usual 2 hour ride and nary a substantial mud puddle. Still organic debris on the trails but nothing a raking or leaf blowing won't cure. Trail corridors are in there usual mid winter wide open state. stream crossings where the DNR took out culverts are running well but still able to cross all without wet feet. Read more

28 | Feb | '17
Didn't actually ride, haven't seen this in person, but Evergreen reported from King County that the water-over-trail problem with the north lot has been fixed. Read more

27 | Feb | '17
Trails are in good shape. Some wet spot but drainage was pretty decent. looks like jumps were recently touched up on major Tom and ground control and pump track is still settling but pretty packed. Chilly day... Read more

25 | Feb | '17
Quick nice dry easy trails. Will be great for cyclocross practice in the fall. Could use better maps. Trails were unmarked except for one with white posts with arrows on it. 2 long staircases were great for practice and lots of logs for jumping over. Great fun little after work ride:) Great for beginners or cyclocross. Read more

19 | Feb | '17
Parked off 76th and 44th by the Mukilteo Community Garden. Rode most of the upper SE trails which were clear but a bit wet. Dropped down to the RR grade from there and took the grade and access road down. Circled back up past the dog park and the trail was passable but very greasy and 70% washed out in places. Towards the top the loop to the SW (?) has some good blow over and didn't bother to see... Read more

New trail to the site. I went out to Alger yesterday morning early and parked at the Park and Ride lot off of exit 240 east of I-5. After getting ready I went north on Lake Sammish Rd and took a left at Nulle Road. At 3.1 miles from the P&R lot, you'll come to the gate for the fire road part of this PNW trail segment. Follow your map and fire road until it ends at the start of the single track and... Read more

14 | Feb | '17
Starting at the 205th entrance, rode S. Traverse, Lloyd, down the Mainline, up Cascara, Red Alder, Twin Trees all the way back to marker 11, then back to the mtb park and Rogue Fern and then the last part of Twin Trees and out. 5 1/2 miles or so. Little branches down on Red Alder and Twin Trees, nothing serious though. However there's a big tree down across Mainline, requiring dismounting, kind o... Read more

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21 | Jan | '17
Master link trail was pretty clear a little hike at the end of the trail. When you get to the gravel road snow is ankle high so you need to hike a little bit to get to the bottom of predator im pretty sure the snow goes all the way up to the peak. We took predator down top part of the trail have s a little bit of snow I'd say 95% of the the predator trail have no snow. Dirt is nice.  Read more

Started at the Oso General Store this morning and went East on the trail to Squire Creek and then back to the car along 530 along with some of the trail segments when the highway shoulder wasn't adequate for safety. There was some heavy rutting by county dump trucks or contractors but you can ride the center between them for that half mile. Saw a couple more eagles and some snow was still on the t... Read more

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New trail on the site. Started at twilight with cold, clear skies. The International Space Station just flew over, reflecting the sunrise down to earth for several minutes of viewing (a little nerdy). Rode the trail to Oso and returned on SR 530 to sample the road for future roady excursions. The middle third of the 12 miles has just had the stickers shredded away from the trail and added compost... Read more

09 | Jan | '17
In need of some maintenance and clean up for sure.  I wouldn't call it "Sketchy" if you are used to the city, but it just wasn't really fun - broken down, lots of garbage.  Seems like it's seen better days.   Read more

Thick Frost under the tires in places
New trail to the site...Wanted to ride a segment of the Pacific Northwest Trail and chose to try an attempt to get from Alger to Chuckanut Drive. I started in Alger and climbed the fire road up to the Alger Peak and then back down continuing north to the Squires Lake Park trail system. After a stop at the lake I went down to the parking lot and trailhead. I then went across I-5 and along the road... Read more

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Was 12 degF this morning in Darrington  and 6-8" of  snow with a crust. I figured traction would be good but the snow was too soft still. The road had melt/freeze ice in the double track so after 2 miles in, it was too icy and downhill was treacherous.  Went back to the car via a route along the power lines after walking some of the trails under development.  Pretty morning. To... Read more

04 | Dec | '16
  Started real early due to a break in the convergence zone so no rain or snow when I started.  The road was clear until about 2400 feet when a trace was collecting. At 2800 feet I was riding in 5 inches of wet snow and the final climb to the tower would have been futile. Visibility was getting poor, time to turn around. The clouds were just starting to break so the ride down was pretty... Read more

03 | Dec | '16
I noticed the last ride report was back in August and I figured I would give an update regarding the current conditions. I rode up master link to the start of OTG. I did not go to the summit because it was just too cold and too windy. The trails were wet and muddy in several spots. There was no snow so far but my bike definitely needed a good wash by the time I got back down the mountain.  Th... Read more

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24 | Nov | '16
I set out for a early morning ride in the pouring rain. While the turkey cooked I got in a ride, the trails behind the school were very muddy but rideable. I bailed on the upper loop in a clay section, knocked the wind out of myself ugh! The downhill main trail was in good shape and i encountered only two hikers and their dog. The small shack is no longer as the city has removed it. I did notice r... Read more

25 | Nov | '16
Spent Black Friday outdoors climbing here before the first snows at 3000 feet cover the ridge and make it impassible. No mud. The tops of the 4000'+ peaks were dusted real pretty. I started a little late and rode the last half under lights. Toes were getting a little cold. Track and pics here. Read more

27 | Nov | '16
First time here. Forgot my front fender but the trails drained so well that it didn't matter. This park was great with gorgeous views of the Skagit Valley and might be even better during the Tulip Festival's fields' colors! I did Sidewinder, Huff n Puff, Bonnie and Clyde, the Surfriders and Rooty. It was a great early morning and a fun trail system.  Track and pics here. Read more

28 | Nov | '16
This is such a nice area for winter rides. I went out for 1 1/2 hours or so this afternoon, and the trails I rode were in fantastic shape. Considering how much rain we've gotten, I am super impressed. I haven't been riding for several years now, and I'm pretty unfit, but this was  perfect for my rigid single speed. I appreciated the signage for routes around the drops and log rides, since I'm... Read more

I rode the route FrancisL published in such great detail but opted to go in reverse. Quiet setting and trails have few roots/rocks and generally drain well. The large puddles were limited to the powerline portion. One note to add is the trail that goes to the "Peak" near the water tower has signs at both ends indicating it's closed to bikes. There are plenty of alternatives though to get around th... Read more

22 | Nov | '16
I rode Duthie from the north entrance about a week ago with my son, and found a significant amount of water over the trail leading up to the boardwalk (the boardwalk itself was fine).  We were able to ride through it, but today, I found it hub-deep.  Fortunately it was just me, because my son for sure would have been swimming.  Even on my Enduro, I had to ratchet my pedals at the 3-... Read more

22 | Nov | '16
Rode from the north end (through Duthie) to the Grand Ridge Drive crossing and back.  Saw only a few other riders the entire way, and found very good trail conditions throughout.  No sloppy mud anywhere, just a few puddles and bruises on otherwise tacky hardpack. Read more

Rode Devils Gulch up to the 4-way, then down Mission Ridge.  Had been several years since I'd ridden this eastern WA classic, and it was time to hit it again. Trails were in, well, decent shape, but there were a fair amount of deep rutted puddles.  As far as logs that required a carry, I think there was one on DG and about four on MR.  The main maintenance issue though were a coupl... Read more

12 | Nov | '16
It was a wet and stormy ride today. I started around 7am with a Bob trailer now mounted to my 29r. Using the Robert Axle Project thru axle accessory, and Bob bobbins, along with the longer IBEX 28 trailer fork, The 29r and trailer were ready to try the grunt to the tower. The trailer was great except for the hassles around the locked gates but it was really neat knowing with the wet bag, all was d... Read more

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