MTB Project Logo

greenBlue Payette

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

8.2 mile 13.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 759' 231 m
Descent: -959' -292 m
High: 2,217' 676 m
Low: 1,969' 600 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Peter Carse

Great singletrack along the east shore of Applegate Lake.

Peter Carse

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This trail is easily ridden in either direction.

To find the south end of the trail, turn north on a small gravel road across from Seattle Bar and go 1.8 miles to a sharp turn in the Manzanita Creek road. There is a sign for the trail here, and limited parking. The northern end has ample trailhead parking and is signed "French Gulch Trailhead."

Other than a short section of small gravel road in the vicinity of Squaw Creek, Payette is all fun singletrack, with occasional sections of wider, grown-in, old road cuts. When the lake is low, there is some limited exposure to a 150' drop as the trail traverses across steep slopes. Pay attention to junctions along the way: generally you stay parallel to the lake, but beware of sucker trails heading out to a dead-end peninsula 3/4 of a mile from the French Gulch parking area.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 27, 2019
Justin Shelton
Out and back 16.4mi
Aug 4, 2017
Adrian Martinez

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#9608

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#288

in Oregon

#9,608

Overall
2 Views Last Month
295 Since Nov 3, 2014
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter