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North Fork Asotin Creek w/ Pinkham Butte OAB

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.2 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of the few stretches of singletrack in the southeast corner of Washington State.


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23.8

Miles

38.4

KM

50%

Singletrack

4,582' 1,397 m

High

1,949' 594 m

Low

2,633' 803 m

Up

2,633' 803 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

A fun trail that that starts out as ATV-width doubletrack but soon becomes more interesting, primitive singletrack. Not heavily used, the trail has a backcountry feel. The section up to Pinkham Butte on South Pinkham Trail provides excellent views of the Blues and the surrounding canyons.

Best ridden in the early Spring or mid to late Fall to avoid rattlesnakes and an overabundance of ticks.

Need to Know

The Discover Pass is required for parking at the trailhead. No pay station is currently provided, so plan ahead. Hunting is popular in this area in the fall, so wearing bright colors is advised.

Description

This ride is pretty easy to navigate as an out and back and there are no intersections riding it this way.

From the parking lot cross Lick Creek, which could be flowing pretty high during the Spring due to snow melt. It will most likely be dry in the Fall. The first 6 miles are ATV-width doubletrack with a gradual climb. At the beginning of the singletrack, the trail will begin to climb steeper along the hillside with nice views of the canyon. The grade continues along at a more gradual grade shortly after that.

At about 10.5 miles in you'll come to South Pinkham Trail. From here, the trail ascends 1,000' in 1.1 miles. It is not overly technical, but there is some exposure along the hillside. Once up top, there are great views to the south of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the descent back down South Pinkham Trail to Asotin Creek. The ride down North Fork Asotin Creek - Trail #3125 is fast and flowy in sections. Just be aware horseback riders and hikers use this trail as well.

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Kyle F

Trail Ratings

  3.2 from 5 votes

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#3125

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#54

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Photos

Starting down S. Pinkham Trail
Oct 10, 2014 near Pomeroy, WA
Flowy section of the N. Fork trail
Oct 10, 2014 near Asotin, WA
The hill area along the N. Fork Asotin Creek
Oct 10, 2014 near Asotin, WA
Crossing Lick Creek full of Spring run off.
Oct 10, 2014 near Asotin, WA
Taking a break from steep climb up S. Pinkham trail.
Oct 10, 2014 near Pomeroy, WA

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Sep 26, 2016
Kyle F
Fun day, but the trail is over grown pretty badly at the moment. 14 downed trees in all.
Mar 20, 2016
Les Gemar