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Wilson River Trail

 3.7 (15)
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20.5 Miles 33.0 Kilometers


3,312' 1,010 m


-3,807' -1,160 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (21°)

1,822' 555 m


404' 123 m


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All Clear 74 days ago
Some Mud - Very rideable even in the rain. Great flowing downhill nice reward for grueling climb. History

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Singletrack along the Wilson River with some tough climbs.

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It is easiest to ride this trail from East to West but it is possible to ride either direction. The West section has some loose sections.

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Dec 9, 2018
Paul Steinberg
Sep 23, 2018
Richard Fitzgerald
Western 1/3 needs veg trim and some small slides packed down. 30mi
Jun 29, 2018
Grady Bennett
A fun epic ride I hit every time my family heads to the coast on vacation. It can be quite overgrown and always has soft shoulders. 20.7mi — 3h 42m
Jan 29, 2017
Ryan Miller
rode from jones creek th to trailbridge. trail in great shape! 7mi
Aug 23, 2016
Ryan Stewart
Jul 2, 2016
Corey Griffin
w/ Bostic
Jun 4, 2016
Jon Palmer
Started @ Elk Creek, and rode to Jones Creek Trailhead (and then back to Elk Creek by road) 10mi
Dec 9, 2015
David Shepherdson
nice ride, hard climb, great down hill. Good swimming holes. 11mi — 1h 45m

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Thanks for posting this report on The Wilson River Trail. And yes, work has been done on it recently. Wayne Naillon Mar 11, 2016

The Wilson River Trail was not "cut as a hiking trail long before mountain bikes existed". It was designed and built with mtn biking and hiking in mind. As a multi use trail. It holds up well in the 110 inches of rain due to all of it being built on the side hill with 3 to 5 degree outslope. It was cut using modern mtn bike sustainable trail technology. Your statement about it being cut as a hiking trail is true of trails like the Elk Mtn and King's Mtn trails that connect to the WRT. But not the 23 miles of the Wilson River Trail. Wayne Naillon, Trail Steward, NWTA chapter of IMBA 1999 to present Mar 11, 2016
Idiot Creek should be on here but I do not see it? GPX file from today. Sep 3, 2018

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