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Binder Lake Trail System

 3 votes

13.2 Miles 21.2 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

861' 262 m

Ascent

-865' -264 m

Descent

732' 223 m

High

642' 196 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

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A ride that combines all four loops at Binder Lake.

Bryce Mihalevich

Overview

Binder is mostly smooth singletrack with mild climbs and some technical rocky sections. Each loop has its own share of tight swicthbacks, narrow trees, and quick flowing descents.

Description

You can start from any of the trailheads, but the most common is to start from the old bait shop. This ride encompasses the Green Loop, Blue Loop, Red Loop, Yellow Loop. The trail flows best in a counter-clockwise direction.

From the bait shop trailhead you'll ride half of the Green Loop until a field. Stay right and it becomes the Blue Loop, which you'll ride about half of unit you come to a switchback right next to the road that is marked with a blue arrow pointing to continue down the switchback, and red and yellow arrows both pointing to exit onto the main road. Exit onto the paved road to access the Red Loop and Yellow Loop. Head right toward the gated entrance, and enter the Red Loop by riding over the bridge spanning the ditch on the south side of Rainbow Drive.

After the Red Loop you'll cross the ditch again with the same small bridge, then head right and ride on Rainbow Drive across the dam. Take the next left toward the campground. The trail starts from the gravel pull out on the left. After the Yellow Loop return to the Blue Loop by crossing the dam again and heading back through the gated entrance. Take a right into the woods to continue the switchback section on the Blue Loop. The Blue Loop will end in the field and becomes the Green Loop again once you reenter the woods. The trail is straight forward from there, finishing with a very fun flowing descent that pops you right by the bait shop.

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Sep 30, 2017
kurt schmidt
Aug 9, 2017
Rie Sasaki
Jun 10, 2017
Corey B
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Sep 6, 2016
Sean Christopher
10mi
Jun 17, 2016
Alex Waterworth
13.2mi — 1h 50m
Nov 10, 2014
Bryce Mihalevich
Lots of leaves, especially on Red Loop. — 1h 30m

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