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View from the upper parking lot at the park summit.
04 | 28 | '19

Parked at the Lost Lake trailhead and started up the road for the first time. Took about an hour to get up to the top with stops for pictures and then a little rest while enjoying the upper lot view. While recharging the phone for the rest of the...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/28/2019
04 | 26 | '19

This was my first trail ride.  I rode Jacks Track from the lower parking lot up to Walter Hoffman.  For a beginner these trails are a challenge due to all the roots.  The trail is in great shape for bikes or hiking.  Looking fo...

Submitted by jamzim on 04/26/2019
04 | 21 | '19

I'm fairly new to Seattle, and wasn't around when I-5 Collonade park was built. It's clear that the park has seen better days, but the bones of a really incredible bicycle skills park are still there. Most of the beginner features are rideable, th...

Submitted by rdwilder on 04/22/2019
Lower Olney Falls above the bridge.
04 | 20 | '19

Since the snow is still melting on the ridge, and Olney and Wallace Falls are at their peaks, I took the DNR road off Kellogg Lake Rd and up to both Falls. It was a foggy cool day but the falls were wonderful. See them soon if those kind of sights...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/21/2019
No Snow to worry about, but fog today..
04 | 14 | '19

Started up Masterlink with the light rain gear on until I got warmed up. At the top of Masterlink I took the road to the summit and then down East Tiger, OTG, Joyride and Fully Rigid and then NW Timber. East Tiger needs our help digging out draina...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/14/2019

Skookum/White River loop is open for business.  No more snow.  A few step over trees on the Skookum side.  Nice and dry, no mud, no standing water.  White River is clear and snow free all the way(Corral Pass Rd to the Palisades...

Submitted by jackd49 on 04/04/2019
04 | 03 | '19

New logging project that extensively impacts the trails that were left and even some of the resurrected ones. There is a lot of machinery back there and they have run tracks part way down IAB from the 5 way and also out by South Hill there are new...

Submitted by Michael on 04/03/2019
03 | 31 | '19

The last mile of dirt road, after Quick Link/Master Link is a hike and bike because the snow is too deep and is really icy and rutted. There was an insignificant amount of snow on the trail itself, so snow shouldn’t be a factor in your decision to...

Submitted by trek4fun on 03/31/2019
Cherry Valley Road up to the summit of Mt. Stohr.

It has been 4 years since I first explored this area. This time, I started at the Cherry Falls trailhead and took the road to the Falls trail and then the Falls trail to the falls, and then started north on the lesser travelled roads. After some e...

Submitted by tomvale on 03/31/2019
09 | 18 | '18

This can be an amazing! ride, but on the right bike. The scenery is awesome and you are way out in the back country, wilderness mountain biking on somewhat...

Submitted by trek4fun on 03/30/2019
Bambi giving me directions to the Tower climbing trail.
03 | 24 | '19

As I reported last time, the foliage is down due to the February snow and trailwork has drained a lot of puddling. Hero dirt everywhere else, and the best visibility the park has ever had, have made the trails faster then I have seen in years. Gol...

Submitted by tomvale on 03/24/2019
03 | 16 | '19

Did the full Grand Ridge out-and-back starting at Duthie this afternoon. The trail is almost entirely dry (maybe 2-3 spots with enough mud to leave a tire mark). Big thanks to whoever has done trail work there recently: there are new drainage ditc...

Submitted by parejkoj on 03/16/2019
03 | 14 | '19

Got a quick ride in this afternoon and was really amazed that the initial climb to the main road was still coated in an inch or two of packed, warm, snow. Had to hike 50 feet but traction where it was well melted was fine. The record snow has flat...

Submitted by tomvale on 03/14/2019
03 | 13 | '19

Rode up the climbing road past the Jerry Springer trail to Pink Ribbon and Pink Beaver which are now clear cut.  Understand that Small Fries and lower Tokyo Drift also slated to go as well.  Since logging is currently underway advise sta...

Submitted by on 03/14/2019
03 | 03 | '19

There is no snow on the trails, however it's there at the trailheads. I decided not to ride too fast because the ground was still pretty hard

Submitted by cyansquash on 03/04/2019
Welcomed by mom and Bambi to the Valley
02 | 23 | '19

Tried to see if I could see the falls with all the snow melt going on but could only make it a little farther than the trail/road intersection elbow about 2/3 of a mile short. Snow has weighted down a lot of saplings over the trail making many obs...

Submitted by tomvale on 02/23/2019
02 | 21 | '19

Went out for a late night single loop on the East side of the tracks. Cleared a couple trees dropped on the track access road by the heavy snow and then came down the Boeing side of the Gulch and back to the car. I lost the front brake before the...

Submitted by tomvale on 02/23/2019
02 | 20 | '19

Entire park is still covered with a few inches of snow. Riding any trails as of today is near impossible unless a day or plus bike is used with low enough tire pressure. 

Parking lots are closed as of today, unless you are within walk...

Submitted by Nigween on 02/20/2019
01 | 30 | '19

As previously noted, the trails are great and the Falls are beautiful. Did the Falls first and then Escorlator, Elevator, Little Ridge, and then Funner and Cyclops under lights. It was a great evening and the only thing this area is needing is a w...

Submitted by tomvale on 01/31/2019
01 | 29 | '19

Bob has been giving these trails some much needed love and it really shows. Overall improvements in drainage and surface work are awesome. These trails are in the best shape we've ever seen. Clean, glorious, hero dirt right now. The access roads a...

Submitted by BeckyBr on 01/30/2019