9 of the Top Mountain Biking Trails in Washington
Mountain biking in Washington is one of the most unique and incredible experiences in the country. From fast-paced singletrack to racing through old growth forests, mountain biking trails in Washington are unforgettable. With help from Singletracks, a nationwide online mountain biking community, we’ve put together an aggregated list of some of the most frequented and well-loved mountain biking trails in Washington. Send it!
1. Galbraith Mountain
64 miles of trails can be found at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham, Washington. Singletrack, double track, and dirt roads abound throughout this trail system. Riders of all experience levels will find something for them here, though it’s really known for the epic downhills (preceded only by steep climbs).
2. Tiger Mountain
If it’s amazing views of Mt. Rainier and double black diamond downhill you’re after, Tiger Mountain is for you. Located near Issaquah, Washington, this trail system that winds through evergreen forest is definitely a local favorite. The trails are well-maintained and feature challenging climbs in addition to the challenging singletrack.Contact Us Today About Your Pacific Northwest Adventure
3. Duthie Hill
The Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park is located near Evergreen, Washington on the Issaquah Plateau. The park sits in a 120-acre second growth forest and features flowing cross-country trails, technical freeride trails, and skill-building features for riders of all levels.
4. Freund Creek
If you’re up for a long climb, head to Freund Creek for a four-mile ascent followed by fast downhill with nice berms and jumps. The 11 miles of trails near Leavenworth, Washington are rated as mostly intermediate, but the speed at which you ride the downhill sections will really determine how technical the trail is.
5. Buck Mountain
This beautiful ride outside of Winthrop, Washington features a steep ascent up a forest service road followed by rolling singletrack. Buck Mountain is a true intermediate trail, as the 10 miles include sections of technical terrain. Expect to find ride through meadows and pine forest.
6. Beacon Hill
This small mountain on the eastern edge of Spokane, Washington features about 25 miles of singletrack, including fast routes and technical singletrack. If you’re a beginner looking to work on your skills, Beacon Hill is the place to go, as you can slowly work your way through beginner, intermediate, and advanced features.
7. Falls Creek
This highly scenic advanced trail near Carson, Washington flows through deep forest and parallels a river. The trail alternates between downhill, cross-country, and steep climbing terrain. Falls Creek is best for advanced riders.
8. Stevens Pass Bike Park
Stevens Pass Ski Resort transforms into the Stevens Pass Bike Park in the summer months. Riders can access trails via the chairlift. Short lift lines, terrain that includes easy beginner runs as well as technical, advanced trails, and amazing views make this bike park one of the premier mountain bike destinations in the state.
9. Adventure Route Segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail
This 22-mile singletrack trail winds through forest from the west side of the Port Angeles to Lake Crescent. The Adventure Route Segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail is an intermediate segment of the longer, 60-mile route. Expect to find amazing views of the Olympic mountains, sustained climbs, fun downhill sections.
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