Skookum Flats Ride

 14 votes

10.8 Miles 17.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

621' 189 m

Ascent

-620' -189 m

Descent

2,526' 770 m

High

2,085' 636 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Minor Issues

75 days agoUpdate

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

Anthony Harasimowicz

Overview

  • 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.
Dogs: Off-leash

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.

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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
Aug 1, 2011
Dutch Cowboy

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  3.9 from 14 votes

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Conditions


Minor Issues 75 days ago
Muddy - Erosion and cliff danger. Significant flowing water over trail in places
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Came here on a super rainy day and was constantly challenged by all the wet roots. Jun 28, 2015


This is a short, fun little section right near the super challenging Ranger Creek loop. It's very majestic in the woods here. Rocks, slippery roots, and short bursts of hills make you pay attention. Nov 11, 2015


Why the he'll would you end the ride on a climb when you could start from other end and end on a descent? Mar 25, 2017


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