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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +368/ -342 ft
Total: 52 riders

Mountain Biking Tolt MacDonald

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#43 of 1,207 mountain bike trails in Washington
#2,372 in the world

Nice twisty and technical single track with some jeep roads, situated across the Snoqualmie river from the small farming town of Carnation, WA. Follow the signs to the John MacDonald park and after unloading the bike head across the suspension bridge (be sure to walk the bike) to the trails. Once across the bridge, head straight up the hill and into the woods. The steep 1 mile climb to the top will give you a REALLY nice warm up. At the top are some jeep roads and a whole bunch of single track snaking through the dense woods. Best to go in with someone that is familiar with the trails as it is very easy to lose your bearings even with a map.

First added by mtnmojo on Sep 18, 2004. 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
From Seattle: go east on 90 to Preston exit.(Less traffic and at least you'll be moving) Then to Fall City. Go over the bridge and head north into Carnation. Once into town, look for the sign to the left after the Christmas tree farm. Park in the gravel lot across from the soccer fields or in the lot by the pedestrian bridge.
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  • Josh L

    Lots of well kept trails in a spider web network. Easy place for an XC rider to get in some good miles. Only improve would be to mark the trails.

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  • ACree

    Hadn't ridden Tolt for probably close to ten years. After attending a few recent workparties to reclaim trail in the recently logged area, thought it was worth riding there again. Great conditions for this time of year, and had kind of forgotten how fun the trails are. Once the trails are rest abolished in the clear this will make for some good rides.

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  • fat_squirrel

    This area is more oriented towards XC/Trail riding. Plenty of options for almost any level of rider. Most trails are twisty single track with a roots, rocks, and roll-overs. The initial climb up IAB (It's A Bitch) is a good warm up on those cool mornings. There are many trails in the area, way more than can be conquered at one go. Though a few words of caution as you may come across a few horseback riders during the peak riding season.

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  • stempson

    Just went to Carnation the other day...really nice singletrack...not too difiicult but a nice cruisers, found amateur map online that helps some to navigate but lots of trails not on the map.

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  • mtnmojo

    1 mile climb up to the trails. Once there, lots of single track to explore.

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