Cedar Creek Trail

Mazama, Washington 98833

Cedar Creek Trail

Cedar Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Highlights: The first 2 miles, up to Cedar Falls, make for easy, delightful riding for every rider. After that the rock gardens will challenge even adept riders. There are fine views on the upper part of the trail of the granite towers of Silver Star Mountain and Kangaroo Ridge. Tread: All singletrack."

Cedar Creek Trail Reviews

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8/25/2002
The only comment to add to Doug''s email below: Great valley views of surrounding peaks once we hit the meadows at 4-5 miles. The meadows were lit up with colorful flowers and tall grass. No far reaching views, but nice nonetheless. The ride down to the trailhead via thunder/lightning was killer...it made the narrow technical ride coming up look easy! Brutal twists and turns in the trail tested me hard. But, I survived and enjoyed. Ride on!
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8/25/2002
The first 2.5 miles lead up to Cedar falls, and climb fast, but definitely rideable by moderate to advanced mountain bikers. Beyond that, the technical riding increases, as the trail is very tight, steep in places, and there are plenty of rocks and roots to negotiate. Only more advanced mountain bikers will be able to ride these sections. Most will have to dismount frequently until you reach some open meadows at 4 and 5 miles. The riding becomes easier, but is never easy. We got caught in a thunderstorm and driving rain at 5.5 miles, so we didn't make it further. I would only recommend this trail to people that have already riden other worthy trails in the area first, or for people that just want to ride to the falls and back. This is also a good hiking trail for people that want to see the falls, but beyond that, there's not many viewpoints.
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Trail Information

Mazama
Nearby City
18.8
Distance
3,460 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
5 hours
Duration
Early summer through fall
Season
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,500 feet
Top Elevation
Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails, Washington Pass, WA-No. 50; Green Trails, Mazama, WA-No. 51
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