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Skookum Flats Ride



10.8 mile 17.3 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 621' 189 m
Descent: -620' -189 m
High: 2,526' 770 m
Low: 2,085' 636 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)


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Trail shared by Anthony Harasimowicz


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

Anthony Harasimowicz

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


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.

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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.


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.


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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
Jun 10, 2014
Holly Borowski

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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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