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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
Approaching Mammoth Rock
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
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
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
ranger creek shelter before and after.JPG

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

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
Only two trips to Galby so far.
05 | 26 | '18

Had a great time starting from the North side at the park's parking lot. Headed up to the top of SST via a couple roads, Cougar and Cabin. The dry May was evident on the trails and the clearings were worn. The trails are wonderful and still plenty...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/28/2018
05 | 23 | '18

Did the full 🍭 including upper No Service and Invictus, retuning on Return Policy, then out on Poppin‘ Tops and Flow State.  No Service and Invictus were slick and challenging, Invictus in particular being really tough.  Everything else...

Submitted by r1de on 05/23/2018
05 | 20 | '18

After missing the opening party on Saturday I figured I'd check the trail out on Sunday 5/20, it was a lot wetter than expected stayed dry in Seattle but the rain in the foothills did a number on the trail, with all the traffic and rain the trails...

Submitted by Jata on 05/21/2018
Zoomed in because it keeps on saying size exceeded
05 | 19 | '18

It rained the whole way up. I rode 3/4 of the way to Mt. Washington crossing. The trail was very wet and had small puddles, which caused me to fall going uphill (In a small downhill section). Once you complete the switchbacks in the forest area, t...

Submitted by cyansquash on 05/20/2018
Who dug out the nurse stump that started this?

Spent the morning exploring the trails I haven't done before at Black Diamond. I've been away for 2 1/2 years so a lot is new to me here. It was a great time. I started on the west side of hwy 169 then came across and went East then North for a ni...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/19/2018
05 | 11 | '18

It was all good, and in great condition - but watch out for ticks!  My riding partner picked up a couple of them on this trail.  Some repellent might be a good idea.

Submitted by mdfrancisco on 05/18/2018
Heading up
05 | 07 | '18

Fun twisties working our way up and around. Great day. Trail is in great shape, just a few wet spots from some rain the night before.

Submitted by Chuckski on 05/09/2018
05 | 08 | '18

Attempted to take my 11 year old up for the first time on the loop out of the parking lot (logging road to trail at watershed). Got about 3/4 up FS 5510 and reached impassible (12"+) snow on the road. We got through a few patches but they got long...

Submitted by DKeithly820 on 05/08/2018
05 | 08 | '18

Hadn’t been to Duthie since some of the last cleanups were made on HLC. VooDoo, HLC, and Gravy Train are in perfect condition - clean and smooth as velvet. 🏄🏿‍♂️ Nothing like a Tuesday morning for crowds, either. 👍🏼

Submitted by r1de on 05/08/2018

Skookum/White River Loop is all rideable.  1 or 2 easy trees down on the Skookum side.  WR totally clear.

Submitted by jackd49 on 05/07/2018
The bike stops here

Trail is open and clear up to mile 3.5(4 miles from Buck Creek Parking Lot).  Then I hit the burn zone and trail obstacles abound.  Trees down, undercut trail, debris etc. Left the bike there and hiked a ways - snow still on the trail hi...

Submitted by jackd49 on 05/07/2018
View from the west ridge south to the convergence.
05 | 06 | '18

Went up from the west access and got up to the top of the Ridge's west side, 2900', but at the base of the hill to the tower, the road was still shaded and full of snow. I turned around at the snow and returned along the reservoir infrastructure a...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/06/2018