Johnson Ridge Trail

Skykomish, Washington

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There's a saying among some hard-core mountain bikers: "If you ain't walkin', you ain't ridin'." They're talking about doing trails a little beyond your capability to test your limits. The Johnson Ridge Trail #1067 is such a test for even the most advanced mountain biker. From the first pedal stroke this 4.1-mile (each way) outing is a physical and technical challenge, first climbing on a loose, steep, rocky roadbed, and then on a hard-packed vertical trail with root and rock hurdles on steep grades. The views are worth the effort, though; the Cascades views at the start and on Sunrise Mountain are mere teasers for the panoramas from Scorpion Mountain at the far end of the route. As of 1998, this is the only trail in the Skykomish Ranger District open to mountain bikes-don't ruin it by pedaling into the wilderness.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

There's a saying among some hard-core mountain bikers: "If you ain't walkin', you ain't ridin'." They're talking about doing trails a little beyond your capability to test your limits. The Johnson Ridge Trail #1067 is such a test for even the most advanced mountain biker. From the first pedal stroke this 4.1-mile (each way) outing is a physical and technical challenge, first climbing on a loose, steep, rocky roadbed, and then on a hard-packed vertical trail with root and rock hurdles on steep grades.

The views are worth the effort, though; the Cascades views at the start and on Sunrise Mountain are mere teasers for the panoramas from Scorpion Mountain at the far end of the route. As of 1998, this is the only trail in the Skykomish Ranger District open to mountain bikes-don't ruin it by pedaling into the wilderness.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Skykomish
Distance: 8.2
Elevation Gain: 2,380 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Summer and early fall.
Trailhead Elevation: 3,600 feet
Top Elevation: 5,400 feet
Local Contacts: Skyomish Ranger District, 360-677-2414
Local Maps: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map. Green Trails #143 Monte Cristo, #144 Benchmark Mt.., and the Skykomish Ranger District map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnson Ridge Trail

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