Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area Guide Book

by Santo Criscuolo (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area  by Santo Criscuolo

266pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762725540

The Puget Sound Area offers miles of smooth singletrack, steep climbs, crystal clear lakes, and amazing mountain views. This book takes you on 40 of the best rides from Olympia to Bellingham and from the Kitsap Peninsula to Cle Elum and Cashmere. Inside you'll find detailed ride descriptions, easy-to-read maps, ratings for physical and technical difficulty, and tips on riding and trip preparation. You'll even find out where to get a cold drink and a burger after a hard day in the saddle. Whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area be your guide to fat tire fun in the Northwest's diverse landscape.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re pressed for time. Three to five small singletrack loops connect to form a 3-t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Issaquah, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Located on the edge of the historical town of Black Diamond, the Coal Mine trails weave and bob around the south end of Lake Sawyer, Frog Lake, and Ravensdale Creek. Mountain bikers will find a circui ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Black Diamond, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: Conveniently located just 5 miles south of Olympia, Capitol Forest is home to some of the state’s most outstanding off-road riding. Mountain bikers will discover miles and miles of joy-inducing single ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Littlerock, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 73
... Preview: Carey Creek is uncrowded, unspoiled, undeveloped, and full of tremendous potential. Almost completely unknown in the mountain bike community, the Carey Creek trails are overgrown, sketchy, muddy, and ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Issaquah, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: Looking for a serious challenge? Try the Cascade Triple Crown (CTC), Puget Sound’s mountain bike version of the Iron Man. The CTC links six separate trails, climbs three separate peaks (11,000 feet), ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Greenwater, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 50.3
... Preview: Chikamin Creek is one of the few rides in Washington with as many or more miles to the downhill as there are to the climb. In fact, Chikamin’s steep descent is nearly a mile longer than the climb up t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Leavenworth, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: The NORBA (National Off Road Biking Association) Crystal Mountain Sport Cross Country Loop is one of the state’s most challenging race courses. The trail begins with a lung-tearing, backbreaking, thig ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Greenwater, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.3
... Preview: Despite the long drive to Devils Gulch and Mission Ridge, these trails are simply two of the best in Washington State. Porcelain-smooth singletrack, views of the North Cascades and Mount Stewart, Miss ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Cashmere, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.4
... Preview: Located outside the ninety-minute driving zone from Puget Sound (this ride is simply too good to ignore), the combination of Fishhook Flats and the North Fork Taneum Trail is an interval-style trainin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Thorpe, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: More than thirty individual trails and numerous gravel access roads weave throughout the forest of Bellingham’s Galbraith Mountain like a spider’s web gone wrong. Navigating the labyrinth of thigh-bur ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Bellingham, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: Grand Ridge may soon become one of the more disappointing mountain bike trail casualties of Seattle area development. Located just outside Issaquah, the Grand Ridge Loop continues to shrink and change ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Issaquah, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: A long, steep climb, stunning views of Mount Rainier and Kachess Lake, a hike-a-bike scramble over a scree-covered slope, a rapid-fire shot through mountain meadows, and dangerously eroded switchbacks ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Easton, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.7
... Preview: Located on the outskirts of Bellingham, Lake Padden Park offers trails for all skill levels. The Lake Padden Loop, a short ramble around the lake, is perfect for families and inexperienced riders. The ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Bellingham, WA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Lake Wilderness is a slow, easy Sunday-stroll-through-the-park type of ride. Almost completely flat and non-technical, it is the perfect trail for novices and family outings with a bike trailer. The ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Maple Valley, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: With more than 9 miles of chain-link fence lining the trail and numerous KEEP OUT and NO TRESPASSING signs posted, Lake Youngs might feel like something out of an X Files episode. However, the mellow, ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Renton, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: Located south of the Old Monroe–Snohomish Road and north of the Snohomish River, Lord Hill Regional Park is a relatively unknown circuit of intermediate trails. The 1,300-acre park is crisscrossed wit ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Monroe, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: A crystal-clear emerald lake, panoramic views of the Entiat Mountains, massive rock gardens, a mountain meadow filled with wildflowers, and Velodrome-smooth singletrack make the Mad Lake Trail an off- ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Leavenworth, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.1
... Preview: Despite the name and the proximity to Paradise Lake and Paradise Valley, there is nothing utopian about mountain biking in the area. The small network of trails is damp most of the year, garbage is sc ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Woodinville, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Located in Royal Hills just above the old mining town turned Boeing industrial park, Renton’s Phillip Arnold Park is home to the infamous Tapeworm and Parasite Trails. Mountain bikers here ride throug ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Renton, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Minimal climbing and a massive matrix of suede-smooth singletrack over rolling terrain make the Pilchuck Tree Farm a definite must-ride for any Puget Sound area off-road cyclist. Located north of Arli ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Bryant, WA - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30