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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: -
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking North-Ridge

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#166 of 1,208 mountain bike trails in Washington
#11,122 in the world

"The upper trailhead has a parking area. From here the trail drops into a rocky draw before climbing to the ridgetop via a series of switchbacks. Once on the ridgetop it mostly follows along the ridgetop crossing the high point of North Ridge where the remains of an old lookout may be seen. It then continues south to the junction with Mt. Clifty Trail #1321.1 approximately 0.25 miles before the trail ends at the junction with Cle Elum Ridge Trail #1326. Good idea to check with the Cle Elum Ranger District before riding this one due to snow. This is a long trail but mostly in good shape. It has a fun rating of 8 if your conditioning is a ten. Elevation goes from 2400 to 5900 plus some ups and downs. Campground closest to the north end of the trail is Lake Easton State Park.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 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
To access the trail at its lower end. From I-90 Exit 78, head south on county road to a "T" intersection and turn left across canal to Fowler Creek Road. Turn right on Fowler Creek Road to FS Road 4517 and follow it to the end. There are two spur roads that access the trail about 200 yards apart. To go south on the trail take the left spur (uphill); to go north toward Big Creek take the center spur. (source: fs.usda.gov)
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  • gnarlygriz

    Brutally steep, badly eroded from use by motorized bikes. Mostly unridable. Nice view of the Stuart Range at the top, due to the massive clear-cut in the foreground.

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  • Corts

    Don't bother with this trail. The track is so chewed up by the dirt bikes it's disgusting.

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