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anacortes 2018-04-14

I was following the weather pattern the last half of the week looking for a dry place to enjoy a ride. The rain shadow developed over Anacortes overnight and I started off of the 23rd trailhead around 8am. The trails were solid with only a couple...

Submitted by tomvale on 04/15/2018
04 | 03 | '18

I am relatively new to mountain biking and this is my home course.  It is fantastic.  Lots of variety with some easier trails (Mainline), some moderate trails (Cascara, Southern Traverse), and some harder trails (Red Alder, Cedar). ...

Submitted by rcd on 04/04/2018
03 | 31 | '18

New trail is open, great add on. Only bummer is that horses have made it pretty rough as the dirt is still soft. Everywhere else is consistent and great. Still a small mud pit on the east side of the area.

Submitted by vhiggins on 03/31/2018
Trail Crew out on 3/29
03 | 31 | '18

Manastash Trails are riding.  Avoid times of FREEZE THAW and after rain for a few days, but otherwise, come ride!  Check the forecast for temps and ride in the afternoons on days it's freezing unless you are on dawn patrol and beat the t...

Submitted by salspa on 03/31/2018
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03 | 28 | '18

Trail was nice, a little soft in areas with one mud pit due to snow melt and run off. Other then that, trail was great. Due to it being a hiking trail as well, it was fairly busy since it was a nice evening.

Submitted by vhiggins on 03/30/2018
03 | 29 | '18

Found a series of heavy tracked vehicle (excavator?) carnage running through some of the trail areas. No major damage to the trails, but some close calls and some clearing. Not sure if this is a precursor to logging or development. On the other ha...

Submitted by r1de on 03/30/2018
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This is a blast! Was a little too warm and soft snow takes more effort to ride. Best if its colder than 35 degrees. Rode 19 miles from Crystal Springs. Requires a daily snow park pass of $20.

Weekend of 3/24 is supposed to be snowing and I...

Submitted by trek4fun on 03/20/2018
03 | 19 | '18

Japanese Gulch is in good shape, with the exception of some muddy and wet trails at Lower elevations and close to the railroad track. Fast flowy single track with short steep climbs make it more challenging than you think. Be prepared to quickly s...

Submitted by Steve Taylor on 03/20/2018
03 | 11 | '18

Rode Masterlink up with the intention of riding to the top. Only got to the first stream crossing before we met riders coming down who said there was a foot of snow on the road and quicklink did not look ridable. We went and did the inside passage...

Submitted by jonhaa on 03/11/2018
03 | 10 | '18

Rode up the singletrack about 2 miles but was stopped by lots of snow on the trail. Went back down to the fire road and rode that up to the 3 mile mark but unfortunately ran into even more snow. Ended the ride and returned to the parking lot. On a...

Submitted by Steve Taylor on 03/10/2018
03 | 08 | '18

Olallie is riding well. A littlel loose in places with some blow down scattered around.  Such a great climb!!! Snow starts at about 1400' but after this weekend it should be gone. 
Try to keep foot OFF the gas on the last segment/se...

Submitted by coachguthrie on 03/09/2018
alternative way to the loop
03 | 03 | '18

I knew the ridgeline was full of snow so getting up the lollipop stick to the loop would've been futile. I wanted to try getting to the bottom of the loop by going up the rattlesnake road past the substation and then as far as the conditions would...

Submitted by tomvale on 03/03/2018
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02 | 23 | '18

There has been significant logging and clearing at Tolt. Vast areas of trees and trails are gone. The middle section south of the South Road is cleared. Everything along the north and west roads is cleared. It really hurt today to see what's been...

Submitted by BeckyBr on 02/23/2018
NOTICE - TRAIL CLOSED WHILE WET!!!
02 | 16 | '18

NOTICE - TRAIL CLOSED WHILE WET!!!

Please be advised these trails are closed while wet! Please find alternative locations to ride during the muddy season. 

Thank you for leaving happy...

Submitted by taramoser on 02/16/2018
Otter Falls

Bright sunny Saturday in Feb.  This was a good choice to avoid crowds on other trails.  I went in to this thinking I'd be carrying my bike over trees more than anything else, but it was actually fairly clear - maybe only a dozen or so do...

Submitted by AN on 02/10/2018
Snow  on Lower East Tiger Summit Trail
02 | 09 | '18
Preston RR has lots of water in the trail and it is super cold. The snow is not an issue and looks awesome. Half the ride I felt like I was riding through a creek of ice water. Rode a StumpJumper with 650 3.0 tires at 13psi and had lots of root slip....
Submitted by trek4fun on 02/09/2018
02 | 07 | '18

In spite of January's heavy rains, the trails ride very well.   Masterlink has very little mud. Summit, OTG, Fully Rigid and Joy Ride are perfect.  A few boggy spots on Northwest Timber.  

Submitted by lionjob on 02/07/2018
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02 | 03 | '18

Parked at the upper lot and did Iverson and then the road and then returned the same way. It would be a nice view in good weather but the weather was 1/4 to 1/2 mile visibility and light misty shower. It would also be nice when folks are flying so...

Submitted by tomvale on 02/04/2018
01 | 25 | '18

Rode the new loop, first time in a while. The trails were great not too muddy, would recommend this as a great local place to ride after work. 

Submitted by Mjmagee on 01/25/2018
10 | 21 | '17

The Rat-Pac trail requires a fair amount of an uphill climbing, but well worth it when you get to the downhill. It is a 12 mile loop with a fair amount of technical riding. The upper area was a bit overgrown, and...

Submitted by Robdm3 on 01/24/2018
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01 | 21 | '18

Wanted to explore a little more outside of the skills park so I parked at the power lines east of Giles Rd and started climbing up the southeastern flank of North Mountain on a old road and then newly cut connector to North Mountain Rd. After reac...

Submitted by tomvale on 01/21/2018
01 | 19 | '18

It was and cool (41) out, saw a couple logging trucks come out before we started up. Road was wet and a little muddy but didn't slow us down much(not that we were going very fast to start with). Fair amount of water on the trail, especially at the...

Submitted by tcowin on 01/19/2018

Started in Arlington. Sections of deep fresh gravel make this ride more work than you'd expect. The trail gets quite overgrown with blackberry bushes at about 5 miles out. 

Submitted by Schreiner on 01/16/2018
12 | 27 | '17

Was a great ride during the White Christmas of 2017. I did the Tolt Pipeline East of the Thrilla but thought it would still provide information for the folks who haven't gone as far. Parking at Duvall Park and then riding East until the watershed...

Submitted by tomvale on 01/14/2018
01 | 14 | '18

Had a great ride with the dog again. But upon returning to the car, there were 8 hunters' SUVs (there for target practice in the nearby Barrow pit) that were disabled by some vandal who removed the valve stems instead of tire slashing.  My Su...

Submitted by tomvale on 01/14/2018