- Trail Description:
- Road (maintained), Trail (ORV-sandy sections)
- Best During:
- June to October
- Trip Distance:
- 17.2 miles
- Ride Time:
- 4 hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 1,400 feet
- Overall Rating:
- Ride back out to road #1902 and then turn right heading uphill.
- West Quartz Creek trailhead on left. Continue up road #1902.
- Road #1921 merges into #1902 from the right. Continue heading up on #1902.
- Reach a campground. Find the marked trailhead on the far end of camp. The trail begins by climbing and will continue until it gains about 600 feet over the next 2.8 miles.
- Highest point of ride (4,200 feet).
- Fork in trail. Stay right.
- Trail forks. Stay left this time.
- Trail forks. Stay to the right.
- Trail ends when it reaches road #1921. Follow road #1921 back to Crow Creek Campground.
- Reach car at the campground.
Naches Ranger Station
10061 Hwy 12
Naches, WA 98937
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Sand Creek Ride Summary
This is your basic loop. Road up, trail down. The climb is easily done on well maintained road. The trail continues the climb and then decends gradually on its way back. While this may sound like a breeze of a ride don't be fooled. The reason, look no further than the rides name; Sand Creek. You guessed it, there is plenty of sand on this ride, and if you have ever riden in sand before then you know that it has the magical ability to suck the energy from your forward motion. Still, you will have plenty of sections to haul between the sandy deposits. But don't be suprised if you have to peddle on some of the downhill sections just to get through the stuff.
Directions To Trailhead
Drive Hwy 410 23.5 miles east of Chinook Pass. Turn left onto Little Naches Road and drive for 2.7 miles. Turn left on road #1902 and drive for 1/2 mile. Road divides, stay to the right and cross Crow Creek. Turn right onto road #1921 and then right again into the Crow Creek Campground.
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