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Skookum Flats Ride

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (17) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A classic rugged river trail along the west bank of the White River.


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10.8

Miles

17.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

2,526' 770 m

High

2,085' 636 m

Low

621' 189 m

Up

620' 189 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

  • Check conditions in late Spring for any washed out or significantly eroded sections.
  • A Northwest Forest Pass is required for vehicles.

Overview

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.

Need to Know

This Featured Ride is mapped as an out-and-back, but can be completed as a one-way ride from either direction if you leave a car at the other end.

Description

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 Suntop Trail #1183, Ranger Creek Trail #1197, Palisades Trail #1198, White River Trail #1199 for an all day epic.

Contacts

Shared By:

Anthony Harasimowicz

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 17 votes

#1832

Overall
  3.8 from 17 votes
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#31

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#1,832

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Photos

A view of the lush trail ahead on the Skookum Flats Trail.
Nov 15, 2013 near Buckley, WA
Rolling over a small bridge along the White River Trail.
Nov 3, 2013 near Buckley, WA
The moss is majestic on the Skookum Flats Trail.
Nov 11, 2015 near Buckley, WA
Gorgeous moss covered rock sections dotted the trail.
Mar 9, 2015 near Buckley, WA
Remains of the dearly departed provide interpretive lines for the imaginative.
Mar 9, 2015 near Buckley, WA
Scrat, enjoying the waterfall.
Mar 9, 2015 near Buckley, WA

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Aug 4, 2020
Maximillian Jones
Had to got on and off the bike so much:(
Jun 4, 2019
Will Public
Where do you start to do uphill first?
Aug 13, 2017
Stephanie Sanders
Fun, great views, can be flowy at times.
Jul 9, 2017
Boston Wakeham
watch out for hidden tire trap mud hole! 11.7mi
Jul 3, 2017
Brett Davis
Oct 5, 2015
jay delga
Mar 16, 2015
Evan Thilo
The roots are super slippery when wet. Basically no elevation gain. Fun out and back. 12.5mi — 2h 00m
Feb 13, 2015
Marc Ellis
Awesome trail. Techy and scenic. 11.3mi