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06 | 09 | '15

Did the ride out to the lake, starting in a clockwise direction (so up the road to Seattle water gate and onto single track from there) on what turned out to be a very hot day.  I'd say it was a good thing the lake was there and it was the pe...

Submitted by hardtail on 06/10/2015

Great day in the Gulch. Took the fire road up past the Devils Gulch Trail to Mission Ridge Trail. Temps were in the 90's so a bit of a grunt on the way up. But trail was in great shape all the way down. Rivers were all passable and rideable except...

Submitted by Santa_Cruz_Chris on 06/08/2015
06 | 06 | '15

Trail was in great condition.  Only saw 3 other bikers.  Recent rains made trail nice and buff.

Submitted by abdelhub on 06/06/2015

First time on this trail or in this area for that matter. My trooper of a wife dropped me off at the intersection of NF-9712 and Mission Ridge Rd. Due to my poor planning I was not aware she could have driven up 9712 to the trail head! Worse, I pa...

Submitted by tonbay on 06/06/2015
06 | 05 | '15

I just road at Duthie Hill today, it never stops being so enjoyable! I had only been a few times before and have been able to progress every time. Really nice to ride in the sun. 

Submitted by Aidan on 06/05/2015

This trail is virtually snow-free and all the blowdown has been cleared.  Gate at the bottom of Corral Pass Rd is still locked so you gotta earn it.

Submitted by jackd49 on 06/05/2015
06 | 03 | '15

The two trail segments listed below are now open. Some signing still needs to be installed but these sections are open. These segments are now broken in due to the recent rains and use during the Echo 30/60 mountain bike race on 5/31/15. Berms are...

Submitted by paulwill on 06/03/2015
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06 | 01 | '15

Had a great loop on Buck. Trail's dry, except for a couple lingering springs just passed the Deer Country sign. The last final steep descent on singletrack is getting a little dusty and blown out from sliding tires, but super fun still. 

Submitted by brownc9 on 06/02/2015
04 | 25 | '15

New advanced trail added on! The keypen park map http://www.keypenparks.com/uploads/4/5/0/8/45082793/360trailsweb.jpg 

Does not reflect inner/outer loo...

Submitted by prluv516 on 06/01/2015

My wife and our two dogs and I set out to ride this trail as a first bikepacking adventure.  We were excited about the river crossings, not disuaded by them. 

The first mile or so of the trail is beautiful, rolling single-track.&...

Submitted by acdieter on 06/01/2015
devils-gulch-creek-crossing

We rode up NF-7100 road from parking area.  All creeks on the ascent up the road are crossable with rocks/logs in place to avoid having to ford through the water. Read more

05 | 30 | '15

Kachess Ridge is open and riding well.  Just a few patches of snow on the hike a bike section, otherwise totally clear.  3 trees down, one between the top of the fireroad and the hike a bike section, and two near the end of the downhill...

Submitted by gordbran on 05/31/2015
05 | 31 | '15

Rode here today with my 11 year old.  The views are fantastic for much of the ride.  Perfect for taking your time with a trail snack.  Our route was to climb the road to the next gate and then head onto the trail.  We rode the...

Submitted by weslmeye on 05/31/2015
05 | 28 | '15

Trail in great shape, will be a few brushy spots later in no one cuts it.

Submitted by davsch on 05/30/2015
05 | 25 | '15

We parked at De Roux TH, rode up the road to the Esmerelda Basin trail and did the loop CCW. Trail is in really good shape, except for about 10 blowdowns in the last two miles of trail. I assume this warm year has opened this trail up way ahead of...

Submitted by goatzebra on 05/25/2015
Full Map of the Hansen Ridge
05 | 24 | '15

It wasn’t the best day for sightseeing on Hansen Ridge but the cool damp weather was perfect for a twenty mile out to the lake and back ride. Because of the fog, I didn’t add the extra spur along the high point, or ride up to Mt Gardner. That’s a...

Submitted by tomvale on 05/25/2015
05 | 25 | '15

First of all, thanks for posting this ride and the GPS info. It's always fun to have some new rides off the beaten path. Though this ride is never technical, the climb is challenging at times and rocketing down the twisty fire road on the descent...

Submitted by Nick on 05/25/2015
05 | 21 | '15

Roads to trail head were in good shape. After the ride, I drove down to checkout Iron Bear and Miller Peak trailheads, and the road was good all the way.

Maybe 10 trees down across the trail. Streams are low. Heard lots of birds chirping....

Submitted by ladmo on 05/21/2015
05 | 19 | '15

Absolutely awesome trail.  Im not great with any kind of technical climbing so it was 2/3 riding 1/3 pushing for me, but only because of the demanding line choices on the way up- it was never too steep.  I rode/pushed all the way to the pass which...

Submitted by jkoepfgen on 05/20/2015
05 | 19 | '15

Parasite and Silkworm nice as usual, good grip through the berms through Silk.  Tapeworm looks like someone recently took a weed wacker to the parts that get overgrown under the power lines.  Thin low hanging limbs above some of the doub...

Submitted by jack13frost on 05/19/2015
05 | 19 | '15

We completed another new trail segment that connects the Outback Trail to the very top of the Waterbar Heaven Trail. As of 5/19/2015 the trail is not open as we need to do a little limbing and hope for a little more rain to settle it in.  Onc...

Submitted by paulwill on 05/19/2015
YGD
05 | 18 | '15

This will be my last ride & report at Cherry Valley until probably September.  It was an absolutely perfect day out there today: pleasant temps, hero trails, and cool shade under canopy.  The brush is coming in with a vengeance - salmon...

Submitted by r1de on 05/18/2015
Suntop

Rode the full loop Saturday starting at the bottom of skookum, riding up FR 7315 to access the trail at top and finished on trail. No snow at Fire lookout. Beautiful sunny day of Mt. Rainer. Did hit snow in a few places when heading down trail at...

Submitted by davijame on 05/12/2015
05 | 10 | '15

Road #230 is closed because of a major landslide in the Lower dungeness/Gold creek trailhead area. The trailhead is taped off and does not look very safe with major cracks in the road and collapsed trees.

We have left our car at the beginn...

Submitted by radoklco on 05/11/2015

First time doing a report and first time on this route.  I was looking for a physically challenging outing on moderate trails without the crowds.  CCC delivers, and it is a GREAT time to do it.  This trail doesn't see much traffic a...

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