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Alpine Baldy

Intermediate
 4.0 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Bring your 'A' climbing game to this doubletrack and singletrack out-and-back, but also be sure to enjoy the views!


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14.6

Miles

23.4

KM

35%

Singletrack

5,023' 1,531 m

High

2,612' 796 m

Low

3,057' 932 m

Up

3,062' 933 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

This long climb to the Alpine Baldy summit starts on doubletrack and ends with modern flowy singletrack at the top.

Need to Know

Carry water. Also consider a layer or two; as you climb, you'll be subject to alpine weather.

Description

Approach from FS Road #6066, which is accessed 3.0 miles east of Skykomish. Drive 7.0 miles up the gravel FS Road to the Jennifer Dunn Trailhead. Hikers head up the hiking trail while you'll ride your bike past the gate, to continue up FS Road #6067.

Grind up the rocky and rugged FS Road #6067 doubletrack for 5.4 miles. At this point, the trail transforms into a well-built and modern flowy singletrack, and the foliage transforms into a high alpine forest. The climbing becomes much more straightforward. After a bit more than 7.0 miles, you'll end up just below the summit of Alpine Baldy. Find the bench, and take in the amazing views.

Turn your bike around and get ready for the 2.0 mile flowy descent off the top. If you have enough gas, climb up and do it again! Then descend the doubletrack, which rides much better on the way down then on the climb up.

Thanks to the visionaries at Evergreen for putting in an alpine flow trail on top of an old-school doubletrack grinder!

This trail will improve with more riders, and when Evergreen completes planned additional trails to enable loops in the area.

Contacts

Shared By:

jpbrastad with improvements by Ken Watts

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 6 votes

#1

in Skykomish

#2077

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#1

in Skykomish

#36

in Washington

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Photos

The meadow.
Jul 16, 2019 near Skykomish, WA
Reaching the meadow on Alpine Baldy.
Oct 21, 2018 near Skykomish, WA

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Jul 27, 2019
Zach Petersen
Evening sun is shining through rain clouds and lighting up the meadow as mist rises from below. Made it up in 2h30m. Looking forward to the ride down! 7.3mi
Jul 14, 2019
Ron F