- Trail Description:
- Road (maintained), Trail (good condition)
- Best During:
- June to October
- Trip Distance:
- 22 miles
- Ride Time:
- 4 to 5 hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 3,400 feet
- Overall Rating:
- Elevation 2,100 feet. Follow road #72 from the gate heading uphill. This is a heavily logged region so be prepared to pass several spur roads on the way up always staying on the better road.
- Leave road #72 before it decends down to 28 Mile Creek. Turn right onto road #7250 and continue going uphill. Again, you will pass a few spur roads, always staying on the better road.
- Road #7250 decends to the right. Turn left on spur road #210.
- Road #210 ends where Dalles Ridge Trail begins. The beginning of the trail may be difficult to located. Just keep heading south and you should pick it up in the trees. The trail will emerge in a short distance into a better trail.
- Ranger Creek Trail #1197 decends to the right. Turn right a start your decent on Ranger Creek Trail. If you are doing this ride as an out-and-back on trail this will be your turn around point. If you want to continue exploring trail the Dalles Ridge Trail continues heading south across the ridge towards Noble Nob and Corral Pass.
- Reach a shelter. Stay to the left of the shelter and pick up the trail as it continues to decend. The Pallisades Trail is on the right side of the shelter and climbs out to some cliff side view points. This trail also decends down to the valley floor but the final mile is not rideable and is difficult to hike with a bike on your back.
- Ranger Creek Trail runs into the White River Trail #1199. Turn right and follow this trail as it parallels Hwy 410. The trail is mostly flat but it has enough twists, turns and obstacles to make it entertaining. You will cross a few other marked trails always staying on White River Trail #1199.
- Cross a trail that decends to Hwy 410 to the left. If you are using this as your starting point for an out-and-back ride then Cross Hwy 410 from where you parked and enter the trail on the other side just a little bit to the north (left). There has been road construction in this area that may obscure the trailhead but it shouldn't be difficult to locate. Once on the trail follow this log backwards until you reach mile 10.2.
- White River trail runs into the Palisades Trail. Turn left and decend out to Hwy 410.
- Reach Hwy 410. Turn right and ride on 410 for next 3 1/3 miles.
- Turn right onto road #72 and find car.
White River Ranger Station
857 Roosevelt Avenue E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Dalles Ridge Ride Summary
A steady climb, incredible views and great single track make Dalles Ridge one of the state's best. The trail log describes a loop that climbs road and decends trail. However, if you enjoy riding single track, up as well as down, then follow the directions to the Skookum Flats trailhead and pick up the Dalles Ridge Trail log at mile 16.0 and work you way backwards (up the mountain) to mile 10.2. This ride can also be done using the shuttle system if the gate at the bottom of road #72 is open.
Directions To Trailhead
Drive Hwy 410 about 6 miles south of the town of Greenwater. Turn left on road #72 and park near the gate.
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