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09 | 04 | '19
Rode Esmeralda yesterday, 9/4/19 with a friend. Didn't see a single person the whole route. Glad that I brought my full suspension bike this time because it is a pretty loose, rocky climb. (the first time I rode this on my hardtail) The trail is pre...
Submitted by msteingrebe on 09/05/2019
08 | 28 | '19
The trail would be pretty fun if the nettles weren't there. It would be great to get a work party going for this.
Submitted by alexggreen on 09/01/2019
08 | 31 | '19
Been in Northern Europe for a month and needed a couple rides in the NW to acclimate to the NW again. I did them at Japanese Gulch with the limited time I had. On the Boeing side, 2/3 the way down, at the doubles there is a new trail that heads towar...
Submitted by tomvale on 08/31/2019
08 | 22 | '19
Rode it the day after a good rain as a stubborn mist tapered off: Ascended Bobsled which is in great shape (love that trail except for the bottom section, which begs to be rerouted so that it carries the rhythm and flow of the upper section). Then to...
Submitted by Unaccomplished Angler on 08/30/2019
08 | 24 | '19
Great ride! Steep climb either direction though. Climbed it the counterclockwise direction due to recommendation from the park ranger. It’s a little more gradual of a climb with more flat sections to rest than riding up the clockwise route. But, the...
Submitted by msteingrebe on 08/25/2019
 
08 | 20 | '19
For those of you in the know, Gold Creek in the Olympics is an awesome trail!  But, unfortunately, it had fallen into disrepair recently due to lack of love and maintenance with downed trees and brush taking over the trail.  NOT ANY MORE!&n...
Submitted by ScMort on 08/21/2019
08 | 17 | '19
This is one of my favorite backcountry rides; I love rocky rides. It was cooler on this day than other times I rode it, and that helps a lot in this part of WA. The initial rocky grunt gets done fast (watch for hikers) then it's much easier. Creeks n...
Submitted by dirtluv on 08/18/2019
 
2nd time out here to ride and ended up with about 6 miles. Parked at the "Main Line" trailhead just off the highway and did it as a "see where I end up kinda day." Got incredibly lost & turned around due to my lack of planning and/or memory. TAKE A M...
Submitted by timphil on 08/12/2019
The ground was bone dry. Only saw 3 hikers. There must have been a very busy trail gnome at work because all the vegetation was cut back resulting in some fast singletrack. My usual spot (when I ride with my wife) is Grand Ridge in Issaquah. I would...
Submitted by jamesc on 08/08/2019
08 | 01 | '19
The overview is a little misleading. None of the trails start from the campground. You have to exit the campground and follow the paved road west to the end and go around the yellow gate. The river run trail is a little hard to find but starts right...
Submitted by davpar on 08/04/2019
07 | 31 | '19
We tried to ride it, but the access road 6066 was closed for re-construction for 2 weeks. Explored local FS roads instead.
Submitted by liscoy on 07/31/2019
 
Parked up at the base of the downhill and the two of us began the climb to the top. About halfway up, a full Landcruiser offered to tow us up the rest of the way, and we said YES! Thanks Devin. With straps pivoting around the stem and gripped at the...
Submitted by tomvale on 07/22/2019
07 | 20 | '19
Drove in from out of town with our kids to check out Tokul and were very disappointed that trails were almost impassable and unmaintained.  Maybe we rode the wrong ones, but felt like a pretty standard blue trail lap.  Road 30340 had multip...
Submitted by karyou on 07/22/2019
07 | 14 | '19
Extensively logged, and am told still more logging to come.  Still some singletrack along the North and East perimiters - about an hour to ride it all.  Middle and South trails all gone.  There are a few trails that head into the clear...
Submitted by Spartan1 on 07/19/2019
 
07 | 13 | '19
I spent Saturday and Sunday in Leavenworth to do this ridge and trail system for the first time. On Day 1, I rode the Ranger Road up and continued up further to the Punk Rock Lookout site for the views. I'd love to launch from up there! After my scra...
Submitted by tomvale on 07/15/2019
 
I came from the South Navarre Campgound side since I was visiting my dad down in Manson. I was hoping to at least take the Summit Trail north to the Uno Peak loop junctions and even the Staircase intersections exploring possibilities for going to Ste...
Submitted by tomvale on 07/15/2019
 
07 | 13 | '19
  This ride is physically and technically demanding—but so worth it. On technical trails I’m an intermediate rider but this trail pushed my limits at times. And while I’m in good riding shape overall, I ended up hike-a-biking much of the final...
Submitted by rickvans on 07/14/2019
 
07 | 06 | '19
Trail is running great, top to bottom. Wildflowers galore in the meadows. The trees mentioned in the previous report have been cleared, so you can pin it all the way from the meadows to the bottom. Hero dirt in the singletrack. Signs posted in the pa...
Submitted by sproqitman on 07/07/2019
06 | 30 | '19
Rode up Upward Mobility and Raging Ridge, then down Raging Ridge and Poppin' Tops. Perfect trail conditions: trails have just enough moisture to reduce dust & help traction, not enough to be slippery. Water and mud in only a handful of places, and in...
Submitted by mrc01 on 07/01/2019
 
Wonderful XC trail system. I did 15 miles of rooty and twisty stuff and probably could have planned routes a little better to reduce my climbing but every trail seemed to have its ups and downs. The weather was comfortable and just a little haze over...
Submitted by tomvale on 06/29/2019