Mountain Biking Washington
by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)
© Amy & Mark Poffenbarger/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Maybe I am just out of shape, but both myself and the guy I was riding with thought this was definately a more demanding trail thatn listed. The ride back is a long uphill, and a tough way to end a really nice ride.
We went on Sunday, 8/21. By going I-5 to Woodland and picking up 503, we were able to cut at least 1/2 hour off the trip because of all the stoplights through Battleground. (I think it's more miles though). Plus it was much prettier along the Lewis River highway.
It's a long downhill - very fun, but makes it a long haul out. Very beautiful ride and the falls were great. There were horses - so be careful to watch for others on the trail. There were 2 different ratings of this trail: Rapp's rating was 'Easy' and the other one was 'Moderate'. I would say that this is moderate - some technical aspects but also strenuous due to length and long uphill.
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