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06 | 19 | '20

The new Silkworm trail features are an absolute riot!  The new wooden wall leaves me whooping with delight, and the Quarantine jump line is a fantastic run for building confidence in the air.  I can't thank the volunteers enough for maki...

Submitted by ericeckstein on 06/20/2020
South of the ball fields and west of the Boeing fatigue test site
06 | 18 | '20

Rode a single loop on the eastside of the tracks and explored the area closer to Boeing recreation fields. There are flow lines for you to enjoy just to the east of the main trail if you haven't found them yet. They are built well  and there...

Submitted by tomvale on 06/19/2020
Crazy Ivan’s Automotive
06 | 19 | '20

Left from 356th and SVT lot about 8:00 AM, did Tokul East climb to top of Flowtron. Flowtron is pretty over grown and eroding due to recent rains, some switchbacks are heavily rutted. I crashed once pretty significantly, those blind switchbacks wi...

Submitted by Bryan on 06/19/2020
Narnia trail
06 | 14 | '20

After booking a stay at Seabrook I was very excited to learn Evergreen has built trails right in the town! Someone has very diligently gone and marked them all one-way due to Covid-19.

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06 | 17 | '20

Parked in the north lot, which was a mistake as the entrance to the boardwalk is choked with soul sucking mud. Stick to the south lot! Duthie was surprisingly muddy overall, every run had multiple mud holes to either dodge or splash through. Also...

Submitted by Bryan on 06/17/2020
The snow slide sent snow all the way over the trail and a bit farther but is melting fairly fast. Be careful crossing!
06 | 14 | '20

Started at the trailhead just around 5:30am and in a light rain and in my O2 Rainwear. There are two big trees for the chainsaws at 3100' and 3700'. There was also an avalanche de...

Submitted by tomvale on 06/14/2020
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06 | 11 | '20

It was already raining when I left from Lower Soccer Fields parking in Issaquah Highlands about 7:45 AM. Trail was damp and getting worse with frequent mud holes. I did a few laps on Great Space Coaster and Flying Squirrel then back to Issaquah wi...

Submitted by Bryan on 06/11/2020
06 | 06 | '20

A very busy day at Paradise. We started about 1:30, main lot was very full. Rode for about hour and a half. Trails are all riding great, except:

This is the second week in a row where I've encountered e-bike riders on the singletrack, this...

Submitted by sean_horita on 06/09/2020
Mommy Owl calling to her youth about 40' away in another tree.
06 | 03 | '20

Had a great time doing two laps on the East side of the tracks. Just like at Lord Hill, there are new jump improvements on the open doubles,  additional bridge building, and a nice drop off of the northern switchbacks. It made for a exciting...

Submitted by tomvale on 06/03/2020
Smooth Sailing!
06 | 02 | '20

Parked at Sunset Way trailhead about 7:45 AM to minimize potential break in, and rode Issaquah-Preston Trail to Grand Ridge all the way to Duthie.  Sessioned Space Coaster and Movin On a few times, tried Coal Mine Loop on the way back to Issa...

Submitted by Bryan on 06/02/2020
This is the first jump set on the Lower Wishbone extension trail.
05 | 30 | '20

Got to the trailhead around 6:30 this morning and went directly to the Springboards and then up to do Goldeneye, Flowdeneye and Wishbone. Gnomes have done amazing work on Wishbone adding several great jumps and added an extension trail, just to th...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/30/2020
Murder Hornets!
05 | 28 | '20

Great. This is posted at the trailhead, though didn't see any. Rode Master and Quick Link plus fire road to the summit, then East Tiger Summit, Preston, Silent Swamp, Joyride and NW Timber back down. All told about 14 miles, some mud holes and run...

Submitted by Bryan on 05/28/2020
Empty crossing where the bridge once was.
05 | 28 | '20

Had a wonderful time going up and down, west to east, over the trail system and then off to the Falls for a little rest and tranquility. There is a DNR sign at the trailhead announcing a cougar sighting at the Falls. The bike trails are in great s...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/28/2020

Parked up at the lower shuttle area and did Lower Skyline and then Pathfinder, Quick Release and Lower Showcase Showdown. Skyline was excellent and the Showdown was a little more greasy. Went OTB once there. Skyline was the fun one today! GPS trac...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/24/2020
View of Spada Lake from the upper east end of the Ridge above and west of Olney Pass
05 | 23 | '20

Began early in the morning fog hoping the drier day would help the sun burn off the fog by the time I reached the ridge. I started climbing the west side of the ridge and took two spur roads to explore. One spur had a young bear that ran up hill q...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/23/2020
View of Big Four Mountain from the Picnic Area.
05 | 16 | '20

Had a great, early, morning, riding the gravel bike from the Deer Creek gate up to Barlow Pass and on to the road to Monte Cristo. There is minimal snow now and just trees to clear occasionally. The highway is being regraded on the Darrington side...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/16/2020
05 | 15 | '20

The trails are in pretty good shape, rode Bobsled up to 30330. 30330 up to Outback. There is logging going on up around Mousetrap, Upper Outback and the other trails up there. They have laid down a lot of peat(?) and the smell up there is awful. Y...

Submitted by emtb on 05/16/2020
Boetzke Falls, about a mile and change from the Olallie Trailhead.
05 | 14 | '20

Started early this morning from exit 38 in a light rain hoping for the mid-morning break when I got to the viewpoints. It didn't clear up too much at all so without the views to enjoy, I started cutting more trees out of the way. There are a few p...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/14/2020
Space Coaster-Smaller Roller
05 | 11 | '20

Plenty of parking at 8:00 AM on a Monday, rode the blue XC runs Step It Up, Bootcamp and Braveheart.  Deuces Wild, Space Coaster and practice drops into central clearing also open. Flow Park, Ryan's Line and HLC closed and blocked off. I resp...

Submitted by Bryan on 05/11/2020
05 | 11 | '20

Nice to get out and ride a little. Conditions are good.

The road to Freund is posted at 25mph. My friends that live there routinely see us mountain bikers blowing by their house going waaay over that. So does the sheriff's deputy that live...

Submitted by Heinbach on 05/11/2020