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Chikamin Tie to Chikamin Creek Loop

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Long but smooth road climb pays off with two high-speed s-turn descents on buff singletrack.


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15.6

Miles

25.2

KM

50%

Singletrack

4,602' 1,403 m

High

2,492' 760 m

Low

3,019' 920 m

Up

3,014' 919 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

86%

Max Grade (41°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Snow from Nov to May. Moto use. Best ridden after rainy period.

Overview

An easy access loop in the Chikamin area. Climb the low grade 6210 road for 1-1.5 hrs. Right turn on to Chikamin Tie Trail takes you down 15 minutes of singletrack; starting with steeper swichbacks but mostly s-turns at high speed.

Need to Know

There can be heavy moto use here in deep summer.

You'll need a NW Forest Pass to park at the lot. Otherwise you can park off the road in spots.

Description

You'll start out climbing on the 6210 road for a solid 1-1.5 hours. It's got a fairly low grade, but it's consistent! You need to gain about 3,000 vertical feet before you head down.

Take a left at the junction to Chikamin Creek trail where you'll enter and exit 5 large drainages. Each one has fun descents and steep re-climbs. After the last, start one of the best descents in Washington. After a short steep grade there's 20 minutes of left-right-left at perfect grades and virtually no pedaling...until the very end where a short steep climb returns you to the parking lot.

Low moto use on the Chikamin Creek section is a plus.

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Shared By:

Steve Pelton

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Ripping down Chickamin Creek Trail
Nov 7, 2013 near Leavenw…, WA
Top of Road climb before Chikamin DH.  This is the sign for the Chikamin Tie trail that climbs up and over to Mad Lake.  Start of the DH is across the road.
Nov 7, 2013 near Stehekin, WA

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Jun 14, 2020
RiderVic Wise
Road up the forest service road for 6.5 miles then turned back. Guessing there is about another 1-2miles before you hit Chikamin Creek Trail down.
Oct 15, 2017
Andrea Walheim
This was a tough ride! That gravel climb is a beast. 16.5mi
Jun 27, 2015
Erin Spaeth