Skookum Flats

Greenwater, Washington

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Skookum Flats Trail is one of the most entertaining pieces of extreme singletrack in the Pacific Northwest. This popular loop utilizes Skookum Flats Trail, Dalles River Trail, a short stretch on WA 410, and White River Trail. This is an excellent and challenging 11-mile circuit. Difficulty rating for the loop: strenuous. Skookum Flats Trail is a lesson in humility. It is technically demanding, with innumerable roots, rocks, drop-offs, staircase climbs, and switchbacks. Remember, there is no shame in walking; besides, it is better than dying. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy out-and-back excursions from the south end of Skookum Flats Trail. Scenery: Impressive old-growth and the beautiful White River.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

Skookum Flats Trail is one of the most entertaining pieces of extreme singletrack in the Pacific Northwest. This popular loop utilizes Skookum Flats Trail, Dalles River Trail, a short stretch on WA 410, and White River Trail. This is an excellent and challenging 11-mile circuit.

Difficulty rating for the loop: strenuous. Skookum Flats Trail is a lesson in humility. It is technically demanding, with innumerable roots, rocks, drop-offs, staircase climbs, and switchbacks. Remember, there is no shame in walking; besides, it is better than dying. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy out-and-back excursions from the south end of Skookum Flats Trail. Scenery: Impressive old-growth and the beautiful White River.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Greenwater
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: 1,380 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Dry spells during the summer and early fall.
Trailhead Elevation: 2,480 feet
Top Elevation: 2,580 feet
Local Contacts: White River Ranger District, 360-825-6585
Local Maps: White River Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Sun Top.
Driving Directions: Directions to Skookum Flats

Recent Trail Reviews

9/6/2004
1

This is one of the best known rides in the area, but not one of my personal favorites. It's good for people that don't want to climb, as it's mostly flat with a few ups and downs along the way. But if you are looking for a shorter ride to train on, or wanting to add to another ride in the area to form a longer loop (Dalles Ridge or Sun Top), this is a nice option to have.



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