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Clear sky, sunny day, and sun barely gets above the trees. Perma-frost on the ground, rite thru the afternoon. Trails solid, very little mud. The service road up on Summitt ridge paasses thru a clear cut area and out into sunlit areas. Cold, but g...

Submitted by eddepi on 11/30/2019
A view of the SE valley from, 3300' on the Bessemer Road.
11 | 21 | '19

Started really early this morning after parking near the Teneriffe lot and rode up the rest of the road and then past DNR gate 902 (park near here somewhere if possible). The initial climb gets you up to the CCC trail and then you have a long trav...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/21/2019
11 | 16 | '19

Such a fun park, not to far from Seattle but far from the crowds of Duthie.  There is lots of variety, technical and flowy.  The trail was relatviely dry, some puddles and mud but not a show stopper.

Submitted by vee on 11/17/2019
View of the meadow from the East side
11 | 16 | '19

Started just after 6am at the trailhead during the break between the convergence zone downpour last night and the next wave this afternoon. Started under lights and watched the sunrise through the trees and high clouds. Needed to cut two 6" alders...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/16/2019

My first visit, and likely my last. I was hoping for more flow and less tech., although the lower sectiton was pretty fun. Sure wish there was a low angle up trail so you wouldn't have to shuttle or ride the booring road. I also wonder how many pe...

Submitted by jimd on 11/14/2019
Large loop from Cherry Valley tailhead to the Falls and then South to the Tolt and Moss Lake.
11 | 10 | '19

I wanted to explore more of the Marckworth Forest and mapped out the loop in the image. After making it to the Falls, the road farther east has been worked on and some water and vehicle traps have been added. The road was graded and pretty soft bu...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/10/2019

It was a nice laid back 7 mile ride, but it was damp and lots of foliage.

Submitted by Ambo87 on 11/09/2019
Overview of the full Butte loop if not Shuttling.
11 | 08 | '19

Parked at the dirt trailhead lot and rode along the south side of the lake to the base of the Butte Road and then began the climb. I rode around the hanglider airport for some southern views and then completed the climb to the towers. I took a lit...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/09/2019
About 6-8 inches of crusty snow to add to the hike a bike section of the loop.
11 | 01 | '19

Started before sunrise on the road along the lake and then began the climb to the Ridge. Saw 3 deer at the uphill junction and then started seeing the morning views. No snow until around 4500' due to the dry week and sun. The snow was just in the...

Submitted by tomvale on 11/01/2019
10 | 26 | '19

What a day!  First time at Paradise Valley and it did not disappoint. The trails were pretty twisty and lots of roots, which made it challenging with the wet leaves, but I was able to stay upright for the entire ride.  The parking lot wa...

Submitted by vee on 10/28/2019
One of the challenging rock drop switchbacks on Out of the Blue

You still have a some time to enjoy the whole mountain until the snows come again! No snow at the summit lookout (4000') at this time.

10 | 19 | '19

First time at Edwards. It was a wet, wet, wet day but I just got a new bike and HAD to get out.  It was super fun and not to slippery. There were puddles tho, lots of them. Nothing to stop the smiles, in fact they enhanced them.  The tra...

Submitted by vee on 10/21/2019
10 | 19 | '19

ALways fun. Loads of puddles and deep soft mud. Tree down across the trail at the bottom of duces wild. All in all a fun day in the mud

Submitted by eb on 10/20/2019
Cooper River trail
10 | 11 | '19

Biked Cooper River and Pete Lake to the wilderness boundary & hiked to Pete Lake. The Cooper River trail had some crunchy snow in places but it's not bad. When you reach the Owhi Campground, the trail does not have a Cooper River trail sign, it ju...

Submitted by msteingrebe on 10/12/2019
09 | 29 | '18

First time riding here, it was a blast.  The trails are in great condition for fast riding.  There are some areas with mud puddles, but nothing that stops you in your tracks.  Not very crowded, some pedestrians, a few other bikers a...

Submitted by vee on 10/02/2019
09 | 22 | '19

As others have mentioned, extensively logged. There are a bunch of logs on Its A Bitch that you have to basically crawl under. They are high enough so you can slide your bike through, but not so you can walk, and the ground is covered with branche...

Submitted by Jesperj on 09/22/2019

Large fallen tree top across trail between cedar falls and Olallie trailhead. Needs a chain saw. Also one bare log across Olallie not too far from the entrance.

Submitted by heathuit on 09/14/2019
09 | 08 | '19

Rode Tapeworm day after a storm rolled through. No wasps that I found on the last bridge as previously reported, but maybe they were still subdued by the rain.

Trail was in great condition. No standing water and the rain gave everything so...

Submitted by dskinner17 on 09/08/2019
Never know what will ride with you!
09 | 07 | '19

Had a great ride until the end. I went up to the towers, down the Springboards, had my best run down Meetcutter, and then all the way down to the river. There was about 30 feet of beach with the low water level and I even grabbed a salmon. But on...

Submitted by tomvale on 09/08/2019
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 tr...

Submitted by msteingrebe on 09/05/2019