The Summit Biking Center

North Bend, Washington

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Billed by the Summit ownership as the mountain bike center with something for everyone, local off-road cyclists know the area is Washington’s mecca for downhill riders. True, there are miles of trails around the beautiful Twin Lakes and Mount Catherine. And for cross-country riders in search of a strenuous workout, there is plenty of napalm-burning, lung-busting climbing. The main attraction, however, is the DH circuit of trails that are punishing and unforgiving to flesh, bone, aluminum, carbon fiber, chrome moly, steal, titanium, and anything else bicycle engineers can throw at the mountain. Former home to previous NORBA and World Cup downhill events, The Summit was considered one of the most vicious courses in the world. The pros and local riders know it isn’t an exaggeration. Although the ride up the chairlift is relaxing, for the average mountain biker there is no easy way down. Trail surface: Singletrack and fire roads.
Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area

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Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area

by Santo Criscuolo (Falcon Guides)

Billed by the Summit ownership as the mountain bike center with something for everyone, local off-road cyclists know the area is Washington’s mecca for downhill riders. True, there are miles of trails around the beautiful Twin Lakes and Mount Catherine. And for cross-country riders in search of a strenuous workout, there is plenty of napalm-burning, lung-busting climbing.

The main attraction, however, is the DH circuit of trails that are punishing and unforgiving to flesh, bone, aluminum, carbon fiber, chrome moly, steal, titanium, and anything else bicycle engineers can throw at the mountain. Former home to previous NORBA and World Cup downhill events, The Summit was considered one of the most vicious courses in the world. The pros and local riders know it isn’t an exaggeration. Although the ride up the chairlift is relaxing, for the average mountain biker there is no easy way down. Trail surface: Singletrack and fire roads.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 35
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 2 to 6 hours
Season: Late May to early September (weekend for chairlift)
Local Contacts: Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps: Washington Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Snoqualmie Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to The Summit Biking Center

Recent Trail Reviews

6/2/2009
0

The biking center at the summit is closed. The trails are still open but unfortunately there is no more biking center.



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