Skookum Flats Trail - IMBA Epic

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Rank: #1 in the Southwest Washington area
#18 in WA, #938 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Buckley,
“A classic rugged river trail along the west bank of the White River.”
Anthony Harasimowicz on Aug 7, 2013
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11.718.9 milesKilometers 779’238 m Ascent 2,514’766 m High 3% Avg Grade (1°)
100% Singletrack -780’-238 m Descent 2,095’639 m Low 10% Max Grade (6°)
Check conditions in late Spring for any washed out or significantly eroded sections.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailheads at either end.
2:00 average time for 12.5 miles. Details

Meander along side the deceptively powerful White River on the rolling Skookum Flats Trail. Ride over endless roots, pass moss-covered logs, and soak in the firm tread of this Pacific Northwest classic.
This short, but rugged trail rolls along the White River through thick, dense, old-growth forest. The relatively flat trail has several technical sections packed with roots and constant short ups and downs that will challenge riders of all levels.

Enjoy the shady cover as you navigate countless drainages that feed into the river. Highlights along the route include Skookum Falls and views of the Palisade Cliffs across the highway.

Take on Skookum Flats as an out and back or string together an all day epic as this trail is a just a sample of the riding available in the area. It can easily be combined with several adjacent routes (Sun Top, Ranger Creek Trail, Palisades Trail, White River Trail) for an all day epic.
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PHOTOS of Skookum Flats Trail - IMBA Epic
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A view of the lush trail ahead on the Skookum Flats Trail. (Buckley, WA)
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The moss is majestic on the Skookum Flats Trail. (Buckley, WA)
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Gorgeous moss covered rock sections dotted the trail. (Buckley, WA)
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Remains of the dearly departed provide interpretive lines for the imagin... (Buckley, WA)
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Scrat, enjoying the waterfall. (Buckley, WA)
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Trailhead - Skookum Flats (Buckley, WA)