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Blueberry and fern meadow at the end of the trail.

No signage yet at the parking lot, which is shared with the Jennifer Dunn trail (posted No Bikes).  The first mile or so is under constructio, diligently being converted/improved from abandoned forrest road to singlettack, but is very ridable...

Submitted by Blearned on 09/24/2018

twisty rooty FUN!

09 | 18 | '18

After learning to ride on Galbraith in the 90's, I've finally found a home down here in the Sound. So old school - so fun. Lots of really twisty, technical trails with many many off angle roots. Not much up and down but enough to keep it interesti...

Submitted by SHindman on 09/19/2018

my favorite loop

09 | 02 | '18

Fun ride did the loop.  Starts out with a lot of climbing but its not to loose so its rideable.  Beautiful views no matter what direction you look.  The trail seemed to handle the traffic pretty good, it did not seem packed for holi...

Submitted by Troysteigman on 09/19/2018

A real hoof

09 | 18 | '18

Made it to the very end.  About a mile and a half from the turnaround where nf-350 connects I had a close encounter with a large mountain goat who was not super excited about letting me by. Be aware  Curred me of riding this trail solo.<...

Submitted by ericlee on 09/18/2018
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"Dropped one car at the bottom of Alder Ridge and shuttled up to the top of road 6210 in hopes of adding an OAB to Klone Peak and concerns about fickle weather so didn't want to spend time and energy capital climbing Minnow Ridge.

Road 621...

Submitted by pawnshopjoshua on 09/17/2018
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WOW-SS Heaven

09 | 14 | '18

Fantastic trail. Conditions were pefrect.

Was on my singlespeed running 32x22 and cleared everything.

Needs better signage but Trailforks helped.

Highly recommend if you ae looking for a good XC ride that is not very techni...

Submitted by lawrjobe on 09/14/2018

Better for hiking

08 | 25 | '18

Pushed the bike most of the way. Even on the downhill, the corners are too sharp for a bike to go. Sides of the trail are loose, I fell twice. 

There are better trails near the ski hill, Read more

Watch for brambles!

09 | 04 | '18

First trip to South Seatac park today, to check it out and try out my new tubeless tire setup. I think I'm glad I went tubeless on this ride, because I had a lot of thorns stuck in my tires (and in my arms!) when I got home.

The trails are...

Submitted by parejkoj on 09/04/2018

Went up to the towers and then down the Springboards. Then I did some clearing of Meetcutter and finding a freshly fallen tree half way down (chainsaw folks see GPS/Picture). Then I went all the way down to the river and rode a ways down the river...

Submitted by tomvale on 09/04/2018
Corral Pass - Palisades Loop

First time adventuring this loop. Even with all the fire damage, and realizing it is just a renewal for mother nature in the grand scheme of things, this is truly a wonderous ride. Started at the Camp Sheppard Trailhead and headed South on the Whi...

Submitted by tomvale on 09/02/2018

Cougar Sighting

08 | 29 | '18

A heads up - I ran into a cougar on the trail about midway up. He was pretty spooked and ran away. I was solo but there where a few people on the tail this evening.  He was small and appeared to be emaciated. 

Submitted by Dodson on 08/29/2018

Great Ride

08 | 19 | '18

Wonderful to see road turning into single track! No bugs, lots of smoke.

Submitted by malcolmdole on 08/22/2018

shame

08 | 19 | '18

so i took my fam today to the bike park i had not bben there in many years but thought it was a good place to take my family no not the case needles all over the place and trash it was horable for me thought  it would be cool to ride again wa...

Submitted by alywha on 08/20/2018
On Greenline

I'll Be Back

08 | 17 | '18

OK, I'll admit it-I haven't been riding in Capitol Forest  in 15 years or so.  It wasn't a great experience then. I remember oddly named trails and roads, confusion about what was rideable by motorcycles and what was off limits to them,...

Submitted by jackd49 on 08/18/2018

Running great

08 | 11 | '18

Did the clockwise loop today. Trail is running great. Slightly tacky, with just a little dust in the corners. All the stream crossings are rideable (unlike back in July). And no bugs. Amazing!

Submitted by sproqitman on 08/11/2018
Hansen Ridge View..the good stuff

Just an update to what others have reported.  This is a lovely, moderate trail that needs a bunch of work to become the gem that we all wish it could be.  The good news is that although it is overgrown in a lot of places, there are no ca...

Submitted by snowdozer on 08/10/2018

Tough Love

08 | 08 | '18

The climb up to the clear cut is in pretty decent shape, aside from the exposed section near the bottom (which is moon dust).  The descent is really running great, though a bit on the dry & loose side. However, the lower/beginner flow trails...

Submitted by r1de on 08/08/2018

Super Blown

08 | 06 | '18

Super blown out sand, gravel and moon dust. Lots of briars encroaching. Badly needs rain and a reset; there are spots running dry right now that I’ve never seen dry before.

Submitted by r1de on 08/08/2018
Yellow last year, red is 2018 progress!

I parked at the trailhead around 6:30 in the morning and started up the road to discover the current progress of the summit meadow traverse. The views were a little hazy, but take away the smoke, and the views are beautiful! The upper half of the...

Submitted by tomvale on 08/07/2018
One of the rocky sections

bramble hell

08 | 04 | '18

Parked at the beginning of CCC extension, and rode it to the Middle Fork campground and back. That section is in primo condition.

Then we rode up the CCC proper towards North Bend to the first forest road crossing. The trail is a jungle wi...

Submitted by MtnPavlas on 08/04/2018

Good ride.

08 | 04 | '18

Great ride! No bugs. Lots of tourists walking down the southern side of the loop, none on the northway side of the loop. 

Submitted by malcolmdole on 08/04/2018

Rat Pac Fun

07 | 28 | '18

Very fun trail, glad we decided to check it out. We stopped by the bike shop in town before the ride, Roslyn Rides, and the staff there gave us a cool alternative climbing route to the top of Rat Pac. First we headed north out of town, rode a coup...

Submitted by conomcdo on 07/29/2018

Instead of starting the ride from the Salmon La Sac campground, we parked on the far end of Cooper lake, and first rode out to the Pete Lake trail.  Pete lake trail was a lot of fun, although we passed many hikers on a Saturday. Next time I w...

Submitted by conomcdo on 07/29/2018
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Deep Creek is gone

07 | 28 | '18

Norse Peak fire completely destroyed this trail from Noble Knob trail all the way to within 1/2-1 mile of the White River Junction.  Trail bench is gone in most places and everything is scorched earth.

Submitted by cbkoontz on 07/29/2018

Getting there:

Take the ferry from the Seattle Fauntleroy Terminal to Southworth. Get off the ferry at Southworth. Don’t drive onto the ferry; instead, walk your bikes on with all your gear. This will only cost you $7.45.  It‘s only a...

Submitted by Steve Taylor on 07/28/2018