Mountain Biking Washington  by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger

Mountain Biking Washington Guide Book

by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Washington  by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger
From the lush rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula to the rugged, glacier-capped northern Cascades, from the moonscaped ridges of Mount St. Helens to the Selkirk Mountains, Mountain Biking Washington profiles the greatest rides throughout this spectacular landscape. Local mountain bikers Amy and Mark Poffenbarger recommend their favorite routes, from easy family trips such as the Spruce Railroad Trail to hard-core technical rides such as Ranger Creek. You’ll also get the inside track on local history, events and attractions, and wildlife. Look inside to find: GPS-compatible trail maps and route profiles; Mile-by-mile directional cues; Tips on riding and trip preparation; Difficulty ratings, average riding times, best seasons, and more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 49.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.

The mainstay for mountain biking on the western side of the Cascades, Capitol State Forest will always be a popular site for recreation. This ride starts with a hefty forest road climb and moves into ...
Tumwater, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.5
This trail is especially nice for riders moving into the intermediate mountain biking skill level. Rolling along the Capitol State Forest’s hillsides, the loop is fast, fun, and nontechnical. With a v ...
Tumwater, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
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This picturesque trail provides a great diversion if you’re heading east to Winthrop on the North Cascades Highway. Riding between the steep walls of the Gardner and Silver Star Mountains, the first f ...
Mazama, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.2
The Centennial Trail begins in Idaho and runs all the way through the bicycle- friendly city of Spokane, smack into Riverside State Park. The trail is popular among more than just mountain bikers, b ...
Spokane, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 37
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This fantastic loop covers rolling singletrack and a forest road descent while weaving around an actual chain of lakes. Although Mount Adams rarely comes into view, two river crossings and great singl ...
Randle;Trout Lake, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.5
Ideal for all mountain bikers, this ride is located in a locally maintained conservancy area. The main trail is an old railroad grade. Follow the well-kept gravel road over nine bridges along the Cowi ...
Yakima, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Of all the rides along the Cascade Range, this is the must-do course for Washington mountain bikers. Situated on one of Washington’s most popular ski resorts, this ride features an extremely aerobic a ...
Greenwater, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
Ask the average mountain biker what his or her favorite trail is in the entire state, and the likely answer will be Devils Gulch. In the heart of the eastern Cascade foothills, this trail begins with ...
Cashmere, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 24.4
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Bring extra clothes and your best mud tires for this ramble through a second-growth forest. After a long climb up a fire road, the 12.1-mile route veers into the woods on soft, root-strewn trail. Bewa ...
Elbe, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.1
Waterfalls, sponge cake –like trail, and lava caves provide this route with all the ingredients for a great mountain bike ride. It’s a 16-mile moderate shuttle ride that can be made into a loop by rid ...
Carson, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.8
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Located in the middle of prime recreational territory, Fifes Ridge is within reach of Mount Rainier, camping spots, a slew of rivers, and Bumping Lake. Heading up one of the most scenic forest roads ...
Cliffdell, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
This hoofer is not for the weak of heart. Consistently steep, the mega-climb begins around 3,600 feet and doesn’t quit until it hits almost 8,000 feet —all within only 5 miles! It’s a slightly technic ...
Carlton, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.5
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Rising above the Strait of Juan de Fuca, these moderate trails are popular among the locals. There are three main loops that will give you a great workout and are a lot of fun to ride. You can compl ...
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
This sensational ride weaves around the base of Dirty Face Ridge within the Olympic Range, just outside the boundaries of the national forest and the Buckhorn Wilderness Area. Wide switchbacks in th ...
Sequim, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
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The Gotchen Creek Loop is another great intermediate ride with a memorable road climb. It is neither too long nor too technical. Hiking and biking trails fill the peaceful forest, and the singletrack ...
Trout Lake, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.7
Get ready for sand, extreme desert riding conditions, and a long road detour to complete this section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. Starting at the Columbia River, the trail winds through the Crab ...
Beverly, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 60.3
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Leave the green Kittitas Valley behind and climb into the Boylston and Saddle Mountains. Drop down the ridge to the Columbia River south of Vantage. If the flat sections of the western portion of the ...
Ellensburg, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 31.5
Move from the scablands and desert terrain into the rolling Palouse hills in this ride that concludes the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in the town of Tekoa. For a real sense of completion, you ...
Ewan, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 57.7
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This mostly flat section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail offers outstanding views as it winds across prairie lands near Easton then eastward through South Cle Elum before moving into the sagebrush-dot ...
Easton, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 38.4
If you’re looking for desert adventure, this section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail is a good bet. Desert scablands continue as you ride among sagebrush before taking a long road detour from Ralston ...
Lind, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 61.8
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