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Shuttled a car to just below the first road crossing, since the upper-most gate was locked. Peddled up the last section of road, enjoyed the view, then rode the Suntop trail. Some of the tight switchbacks were a little dusty and loose, but overall...

Submitted by dongray on 07/05/2018
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07 | 05 | '18

Great afternoon ride. It was 93 degrees down in Chelan but about 85 at Echo Ridge. First time riding here and it was great. Trails were all in good condition and clear. Definitly dry in places and needed to keep distance from the rider in front. U...

Submitted by TylerT5 on 07/05/2018

My son and I rode from the Devil's Gulch trail head up to Upper Mission. Road was good, except a couple spots low where the creek continues to wash out the road different way every year, but it's pretty easy to pass.

The road from Devil's...

Submitted by Kasperilio on 07/04/2018
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07 | 02 | '18

Lots of loose rocks, some sandy/dusty spots but in good biking condition considering that it's open to motos. No trees down.

I still can't get anywhere close to being able to ride that scree field.  So if you are merely a mortal expec...

Submitted by jackd49 on 07/03/2018

Just past the new Olallie Trialhead, there was a fill that Chicago / Milwaukie put in get the small valley a creek flows down, up to the railroad grade.  They used timbers to create a structure, like coffer dams, that helped to keep the steep...

Submitted by brumui on 07/02/2018
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07 | 01 | '18

Rode this as an out-and-back from the lower trailhead. I turned around at the meadow just below the saddle on the south side. Lots of snow as you can see from the photo. From that point down, there were just a couple of patches of snow. Otherwise,...

Submitted by sproqitman on 07/02/2018
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07 | 02 | '18

Hello MTB riders,  thank you for taking interest in riding our trails,  we hope this reaches most riders, and please do your best to adhere to some new rules we want you to be aware of.

 

1.  Group rides of more...

Submitted by pmbmou on 07/02/2018
07 | 01 | '18

Went out to the Lake Sylvia trails for the first time today. Rode north up the Brownie Trail, to Sylvia Ridge, then headed west to the Jungle Trail - until the recent clearcut demolished the trail. It was just at the point where it would have been...

Submitted by joshw on 07/01/2018
06 | 23 | '18

I participated in the 2018 Methow Valley Singletrack Celebration and Brewfest and it was INCREDIBL...

Submitted by aerogrrlwmu on 06/29/2018
06 | 22 | '18

Rad day at Xan!  No water anywhere though, and trails are bone dry and breaking up in the cruxes.  Overall though, this trail is built so well that it’s still riding great, and will be self-healing with a little 🌧 

Unfortuna...

Submitted by r1de on 06/27/2018
06 | 27 | '18

Only had time for the abridged standard: ML, QL, ETS, OTG, FR, JR, NWT.  Found a surprising number of puddles on the ascent, and even more from the top down. Where the water wasn’t pooling, trail tread was mostly 👍🏼. However, with the regular...

Submitted by r1de on 06/27/2018
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06 | 26 | '18

Temps in the 70's and sunny -- perfect weather.  Did the loop and sidetrip on the GPX download from the Navigation page - totaled out to about 20 miles and 2,300+ vertical.  If you haven't ever ridden there expect some good climbs, some...

Submitted by jackd49 on 06/27/2018
06 | 24 | '18

This is a great trail with some nice trail segments that are seperate uphill and downhill. Lot's of up before the down. Thanks Evergreen!

Today was super nice out and a little warm. Took about three hours for me and my buddy to make it to...

Submitted by weslerg on 06/24/2018
06 | 24 | '18

We rode Olallie for the first time today and agree with KentKangley, great bottom, more work on top.  We did not get to the end but made it to the only question mark on the route, which is the y where the uphill trail goes to Mt. Washington.&...

Submitted by robpoo on 06/24/2018
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06 | 23 | '18

Like other posts have decried, this trail is really over grown and that is no exaggeration ! The last mile and a half mile was impassable. It’s sad that this trail has been neglected for several years.

It is super beautiful and is an aweso...

Submitted by trek4fun on 06/23/2018
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06 | 23 | '18

Did the short ride today, out and around to the logging road for the finish back to the parking spot.  Trail very rough, many rocks on trail, some of them too large to ride over.  Portions of the trail were very overgrow, difficult to de...

Submitted by nbohlinger on 06/23/2018
Somebody has been busy up here

I usually ride this at least once every year.  This year I am a little late but I wanted to wait for the creeks to be done with the Spring thaw flow.  Tired of getting wet feet at the first or second creek crossing.  Today all the c...

Submitted by jackd49 on 06/16/2018
06 | 13 | '18

With the huge clear cut in the middle, it’s true that much of the old standard is gone. However, some great forest singletrack remains, especially around the perimeter. Many of these trails aren’t getting too much use lately, and are taking on a m...

Submitted by r1de on 06/14/2018
06 | 09 | '18

Trails were great. Rosie Boa was a bit dusty. Did 2 loops: Rosie Boa and Fruend. Beware ticks as 2 out of us 5 riders got them.

Submitted by mattlevi on 06/11/2018
06 | 06 | '18

Overall, this trail is indeed as challenging as advertised but the lower and upper sections are like two sisters who you just wonder how they could be from the same family. The lower section is a beautiful masterpiece of thoughtful trail building....

Submitted by KentKangley on 06/07/2018
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Good News

All the 410 trails are now open. FS says use at your own risk.
Ranger is good for first 3.5 miles.
Palisades is in great shape from Little Ranger Peak to the bottom.
The shelter is totally gone.  Burned down...

Submitted by jackd49 on 06/03/2018
06 | 02 | '18

Rode up Upward Mobility and Raging Ridge to the Rainier view spot (stage 6).  I'm in my late 40's and not in peak shape so I was glad to see that this trail has a very reasonable ascent with very scenic forest and valley views on the way up.&...

Submitted by KentKangley on 06/03/2018

Not strictly a ride report, as I haven't been out on site in person, but since I've lost my edit privileges to this site I can only post alerts in this fashion.  According to the WTA website and hike reports, a major landslide has closed MF S...

Submitted by r1de on 06/01/2018

Husband and relatives riding on Mission Creek Road on their way to Devil's Gulch TH spotted a cougar sitting in the grass along the side of the road less than a quarter mile from the TH.  Not agressive but would not move out of the area for 1...

Submitted by debbstew on 05/30/2018
05 | 30 | '18

My first bigger ride back at Tolt since the Big Clearcut: it's true that much of the trails (along with the forest) in the center are gone.  However, some sylvan singltrack remains around the perimeter (especially on the north end), and a com...

Submitted by r1de on 05/30/2018