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Level: Intermediate
Length: 35 mi (56.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +545/ -467 ft
Total: 53 riders

Mountain Biking Victoria Tract - Pilchuck Tree Farm

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#36 of 1,207 mountain bike trails in Washington
#2,009 in the world

Nice mix of logging roads and single track. Trails were developed and are heavily used by Equestrians. It's a pretty good push to the top but the views are worth it. Lots of roads and trails to explore. Located north of Arlington, WA. (I-5, exit 215).

First added by mtnmojo on Sep 18, 2004. Last updated Sep 14, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Go north on I-5 to exit 215 (300th Street) and get off. Turn right and go about a mile to English Grade Road and turn left. Go about 2-3 miles to 316th and turn right and up the hill. At the top of the hill, turn left, through the Pilchuck Glass School gate and park at the lot provided about a quarter of a mile up the road on the left. Parking lot is big enough to fit 30 cars but made primarily for horse trailers, bikers park on the provided area on the side of the road. There is a large sign marking the start of the trail. If full, you may park just inside the gate to the left on the grassy area there. Hint: shadier on those hot days if you want to come back to a cool car. Trails eminate from all points. Will take some exploring to put your favorite loops together. Address: Pilchuck Tree Farm Trailhead, 12th Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
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    Rode PTF yesterday for my first time and it was a blast. Due to limited trail maps and no markers at first we felt a bit lost but got great help and advice from a local rider. Climb up is about 1000ft up of mostly road. Fun flow trails, few tree roots with several small burms. I can't wait to go back and explore more.

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  • DeeMan   ✓ supporter

    This is a great place to get some riding in. You have a great mix of single track and logging roads. Last time I was there was a couple of fallen tress still yet to be cleared, so watch out! Otherwise the trails were well maintained.

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  • wclassiter

    I went out a few times, this year, before the trail opened, walking of course, and noticed that there were a ton of logs and limbs laying across the trails. Most of them had been cut by a chain saw. I am unsure if it is the horse riders doing this or other bikers. Pretty sure that it is not one of use so just be cautious when you are flying around coming back down. I tried to clear as much as I could. This is a fun trail and great for beginners. See out there.

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  • trails4me

    Good trails. I ride it weekly. I run into quite a few horse riders though. They can be touchy-horse as well as rider. Stop the bike when you see them. Talk so horses know you are human. Watch for horse poo. Yeh, a bummer but sharing the trails which they mostly have built & keep up is worth a bit of hassle I guess. Have fun! Oh, don't forget to donate @ trail heads-need to support such a wonderful place & group of people (Pilchuck Recreation Assoc) who do loads of work.

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  • sheermadness

    Smooth, fast, and flowing trails. A little bit of hard technical stuff too.

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  • bikabilly

    * Review edited 6/13/2007

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  • bikabilly

    Love these trails hit them at least once a week in the summer. Today I had my first western Washington tick experience, Sally my dog picked one up today riding out of the glass school parking lot, I have never really tick checked her after west side rides, will start now!

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  • DavidWald

    Trails are fast and dry, get out and enjoy them now!

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  • prana425

    This trail is the perfect spot to take a first timer on. It's a long climb up but the view and monument are worth the work. Most of the climb is logging road, easy. There are a couple stunts and jumps. A majority of the trail is in the old growth woods, with nice sweeping turns, and soft dirt. Watch out for horse dookie in some spots, and if you see a horse SLOW DOWN so you dont scare it. I know it s***s but we gotta share the trail. The trails are very numerous, and are all good. I suggest taking a GPS or tagging along with someone who knows their way around.

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