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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +280/ -245 ft
Total: 83 riders

Mountain Biking Banner Forest

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#17 of 1,207 mountain bike trails in Washington
#1,121 in the world

This network of trails has a little of everything except big hills. There are a few short and steep climbs and desents but it is mostly flat(ish). There are tight twisty trails with lots of roots, logs, and rocks. There are also some nice easy trails for our friends that are just getting started on Mt. bukes.

First added by Josh_Kilpatrick on Dec 16, 2008. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
fron Tacoma: Take hwy 16 west, exit at SE Mullenix Rd and turn right onto Mullenix. Follow to stop sign at Ollala Valley Rd, go left. Continue to next stop sign at Banner Rd and take a left. About 3/4 mile on the left is parking.
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  • Jwhitten

    Pretty good place to just load some trail miles. There are loads of miles to ride on out here. Not too difficult and even though there were 10+ cars here never ran into one other rider. A couple of hikers and dog walkers though.

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  • PulsarGeek_MTB

    Banner Forest is a great place to go and ride your bike if you live within an hours drive. The trails are nice and easy and are very well kept. When we went there were not very many people there and so it was very pleasant. The weather was perfect and the trails were not too muddy on the day we went. We had a ton of fun and will definitely be coming back!
    Here is a link to some footage we got on our go pro:https://youtu.be/H8K7qNcG8ak

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  • Josh L

    I didn't get to ride very long because it was too hot for my dog but what I saw was great!! I'm very excited to get back out here to ride the whole network. There isn't a posted trail map in the parking areas but you can go on the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance website and print one off.

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  • Vanspeed

    Banner has a variety of trails from beginners to intermediates. Maps are available over the internet but are "hand made" and should be used with a grain of salt. Many of the trails are marked. Still pretty easy to get lost among the myriad of trails packed into this little place. No huge elevation changes but pretty consistent rollers help with a little speed. Very few jumps here and there if you can tickle them loose. I live locally and ride Banner anytime I want to just load and go. Always super fun.

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  • Jbiking8

    Love this!! Always a bunch of cars but still never run into anybody on the trails...variety of different trails from technical to laid back coasters. .Big Fan

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  • Dv_Cho

    From beginner's point of view, really fun trails that could run for longer miles or shorter rides from trails ranging from wider paved (stones)--mostly for equestrian riders, to narrower single tracks shooting off the paved trail. The paved trail made for easy navigation while in the park--so that you don't have to ride the same trail twice and/or returning to parked car--which was a snap. Tho no maps and few markings at trailhead, easy to lose urself in ur choice of singletracks (few miles) and getting ur bearings back on the paved trail back to parking lot. Easily spent several hours (3-4) and didn't exhaust all the trails offered. There are hikers walking dogs, equestrians, and couples on the trails (few and sparse on Sunday late morning-early aft) so caution is the word on some of those tighter downhill turns!

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  • kpmeder

    Small place that feels big!
    Twisty, turny, swooping sweet singltetrack in seemingly deep forested area. Technical skills test and a smile on your face at the end...

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  • mtnraider

    This 1mile by 1 mile square patch of forest offers over 20 miles of switchbacks, technical riding, and some casual trails to take the family on. In my five years of living 2 miles from the trailhead, and 4 living in Utah & Idaho since, I find myself driving back to visit this trail about 2 times a year, one of the best multipurpose trails I have ever seen. I know people who have came from all over the US to visit this trail.

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  • dogroscoe

    Lots of singletrack in a forest setting!

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  • edsombie

    i think this trail is fun has something for everybody

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