Lewis River Trail

Carson, Washington

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The Lewis River Trail #31 is full of views of old-growth forest, rock formations, and waterfalls. The trail itself is also a sweet treat, with a beginner-friendly smooth surface almost all the way through. In fact, the only arguments against beginners riding the entire 27.2-mile round-trip are some steep sections in the middle portion of the trail and the length of the entire round-trip.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

The Lewis River Trail #31 is full of views of old-growth forest, rock formations, and waterfalls. The trail itself is also a sweet treat, with a beginner-friendly smooth surface almost all the way through. In fact, the only arguments against beginners riding the entire 27.2-mile round-trip are some steep sections in the middle portion of the trail and the length of the entire round-trip.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Carson
Distance: 27.2
Elevation Gain: 860 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: late May through October; avoid rainy season.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,200 feet
Top Elevation: 1,800 feet
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters, 360-891-5000.
Local Maps: Green Trails #365, Lone Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Lewis River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/9/2011
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Fun mtn bike trail. Only went about 10 miles from the campground, but still had a great ride. Relatively level, but with some fun ascents and river crossings. Would love to return and complete the entire trail


12/27/2009
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Well besides the 6-12"s of snow on some parts and the hike a bike due to the ice on the steep sections it was awesome! I really don't recommend going this time of year but couldn't resist the temptation. The small creek crossings were now 2-3 feet now and all the waterfalls were frozen but very pretty. I loved it because it made it that more technical. Cant wait to ride it in the summer. Also recommend riding it with a partner. Mine all flaked! Maybe cause of the time of year :) It was kinda of sketch when i started seeing "cat" tracks on the flat stuff. With all the hike-a-bike it took me 3 hours to the second bridge and back. About 20 miles. Ran out of light to do the whole 27. Next year! When its not snowing :)


9/11/2009
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This is definitely not a beginner trail. There are many portions unridable. It took us almost 4 hrs to the top. The downhills are rocky and slippery. Dropoffs on your right tend to slow you down. Beautiful scenery though makes it worthwhile.


8/24/2004
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6/16/2000
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My 12 year old and I rode this trail one way and loved it. Aside from a few short steep hills he was able to ride the whole thing. And riding in the rain kept us covered with MUD!



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