Taneum Ridge Roller
ElevationAscent: 1,961' 598 m
Descent: -1,978' -603 m
High: 4,283' 1,305 m
Low: 2,849' 868 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)
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“Good training ride with long or short options (10 or 4 miles) on gravel road for the climb and singletrack on descent.”— Avalon Gyrl
This area is actively used by dirt bikes, especially on weekends, but every time I've encountered a motorbike rider, they are very considerate and stop immediately when they see you. Still, get out of the way if you can first.
Start on gravel Taneum Road #3300 at Taneum Junction campground and the trailhead for Taneum Ridge Trail #1363. Climb from 2800 feet to 3700 feet in about 2.5 miles where the road meets the trail the first time. You can turn east (left) on the trail here for a shorter ride and a bit easier trail. Or continue on Taneum Road #3300 for another 3.0 miles, dropping back down to 3400 feet and then up to 4200 feet. There is very little traffic on this road, but a long grind.
At the second trail intersection, head east (left). The trail opens to stunning views to the north of the Stuart Range. It climbs and drops like a roller coaster for about a mile and is steep and very rocky. The trail then goes entirely into forest again with a deep groove, banked curves, and steep descent. You'll cross the road you came up on after 3.0 miles. You could choose to take the road back, but the second section of trail is easier (fewer rolling rocks on the path, less mud, better grade, and banked edges). You'll be smiling!
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