A great ride on rolling XC trails in the high desert of Washington.
This ride is a great XC loop with approximately 24 miles of total trail including Chest Pains
, the trail on the north face of Manastash Ridge.
After a quick start along Hippies Use The Side Door
, turn left onto Frisky Donkey
. This is a narrow, twisty, fun, cross-country singletrack through sagebrush lands and rocky canyons. From south to north (as mapped), it gains about 400 feet.
At the end of Frisky Donkey
, continue onto Rum Punch
. This short but steep connector heads through some open sagebrush. From the end of Rum Punch
make a quick loop south on Pine Oasis
, looping back to Rum Punch
. This time take a left at the end of Rum Punch
to take Pine Oasis
Next up is a quick run on Cougar Bait
and Mrs. Robinson
followed by a short section of Gnomenclature
to connect to Chin Biter
. This is a super fun descent starts by dropping through a beautiful canyon and then passes through sage brush. There are great views from the top with its link with Gnomenclature
The "backside" trails are a great rolling trail network. They are beautiful in spring with balsamroot plants everywhere, and fast and dry sagebrush riding in the summer. This is a newer network and keeps getting better every year.