- Trail Description:
- Trail (good condition)
- Best During:
- April to November
- Trip Distance:
- 11.4 miles (one way), 22.8 (round trip)
- Ride Time:
- 2 to 3 hours (one way), 4 to 5 hours (round trip)
- Elevation Gain:
- 600 feet (one way), 1,600 (feet round trip)
- Overall Rating:
- 0.0 (11.4)
- Trailhead elevation 1,500 feet. Start heading south on trail. Keep in mind that this is a popular family hike so watch out for kids and their parents.
- 1.3 (10.1)
- Trail crosses road #90. This is where the trail begins its up and down, twisting journey along the Lewis River.
- 1.6 (9.8)
- Pass the Bluff Trail on the right and continue heading south.
- 4.0 (7.4)
- Highest point of ride (elevation 1,800 feet).
- 8.7 (2.7)
- Pass Bolt Camp Shelter.
- 11.4 (0.0)
- Reach road #9039. End of the one way ride. If doing the out-and-back this is your starting point. Follow this log backwards using the milages in parenthesis. If your getting tired mile 7.4 makes a good turn around point.
Mt. Adams Ranger Station
2455 HWY 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Lewis River Ride Summary
The Lewis River Trail is one of the most picturesque trails in North America. In fact, you probably have already seen its rainforest-like pictures in many mountain bike magazines. The ride is entirely on trail and can be done as an out-and-back or a one way trip using the two car shuttle system. If doing this as an out-and-back than you will want to follow the log from the end (road #9039) and work you way backwards (this makes the return trip easier).
Directions To Trailhead
Drive I-5 to the town of Woodland (about 15 miles north of Vancouver, Wa). After taking the Woodland exit head east to the town of Cougar on the Lewis River Road (state route 503). After passing through the town of Cougar continue heading east now on road #90 for 24 miles. Turn left onto road #9039 and park on the other side of Lewis River near the trailhead. If doing a one way trip then park one car and continue heading up Road #90 with the other for another 9.3 miles. Turn onto the Lower Falls Campground Road and park near the trailhead.
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