Taneum Ridge Loop

Thorpe, Washington 98940

Taneum Ridge Loop

Taneum Ridge Loop Professional Review and Guide

"The Taneum Ridge loop provides a nice contrast to the nearby North Fork Taneum Creek loop. It starts out with the same doubletrack and road climb, but it's a shorter ride and provides some distant Cascades views that the North Fork loop lacks. It's a more vertical singletrack, too; you'll find sharper climbs and faster descents on the trail. The final descent is a screamer!

You'll encounter some dust, stutter bumps and cupped sections of trail as you ride through forest and clear-cuts. Strong legs are necessary to get you up to the trail; good bike handling skills are required to get you back down. This area can provide days of camping and riding, with many, many trails to explore; bring maps and an adventurous spirit. Scenery: Glacier Peak, the Stuart Range, and other views to the north, courtesy of a clear-cut at the top."

Taneum Ridge Loop Reviews

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8/9/1998
This trail climbs quickly and follows the ridge for a few miles. It's not a very long ride, but the steep climb and decent will give you a good work out. However, I'd prefer to do one of the other nearby trails, like Taneum Creek, or Frost Mountain.
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Trail Information

Thorpe
Nearby City
9
Distance
1,620 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
mid-spring through fall
Season
2,880 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,250 feet
Top Elevation
Cle Elum Ranger District, 509-674-4411
Local Contacts
Green Trails #241 Cle Elum, #240 Easton, and Cle Elum Ranger District map.
Local Maps