Ranger Creek

Greenwater, Washington

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Ranger Creek is simply da-bomb. A relentless no-rest-for-the-weary ascent; porcelain-smooth, supermodel-slim singletrack cut into savagely steep fall lines; intimate views of Mount Rainier; vicious switchbacks that strike fear into the hearts of mere mortals; glacier-fed creeks; a 30-plus mile per hour shot through an old-growth forest of fir, pine, hemlock and cedar; banked turns; and drops and dips make Ranger Creek one of the most explosive rides in Washington—never mind the entire Puget Sound area. Trail surface: Gravel forest service roads, smooth hard-packed singletrack, and a short paved section at the end of the ride. Views of Mount Rainier are stunning, and riding through slopes covered in a collage of purple, red, yellow, and blue wildflowers is sublime and serene, riders cannot let themselves be distracted by the natural beauty of the area.
Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area

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Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area

by Santo Criscuolo (Falcon Guides)

Ranger Creek is simply da-bomb. A relentless no-rest-for-the-weary ascent; porcelain-smooth, supermodel-slim singletrack cut into savagely steep fall lines; intimate views of Mount Rainier; vicious switchbacks that strike fear into the hearts of mere mortals; glacier-fed creeks; a 30-plus mile per hour shot through an old-growth forest of fir, pine, hemlock and cedar; banked turns; and drops and dips make Ranger Creek one of the most explosive rides in Washington—never mind the entire Puget Sound area.

Trail surface: Gravel forest service roads, smooth hard-packed singletrack, and a short paved section at the end of the ride. Views of Mount Rainier are stunning, and riding through slopes covered in a collage of purple, red, yellow, and blue wildflowers is sublime and serene, riders cannot let themselves be distracted by the natural beauty of the area.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Greenwater
Distance: 24
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Year-round; often unridable November through mid-June
Local Contacts: Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Local Maps: Washington Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Sun Top, Noble Knob
Driving Directions: Directions to Ranger Creek

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