Drops/Jumps · Views
Need to Know
The turns can become loose and dusty in the summer months. Nothing on the trail is too technical but be prepared for a longer ride with plenty of snacks and water.
The preferred way to ride the trail is from north to south in a clockwise direction. You can pull off the road at the end of the Thompson Ridge Trail and climb up Climb It Change Upper and Woodpecker to the south end and start of Thompson Ridge.
From here, you gradually ascend through a dense forest making your way into a recently burned section of forest filled with wildflowers in the summer months. Shortly after this, make your way into another forested area and then to an intersection. Left takes you to a viewpoint and a short but sweet high-speed descent to meet back up with the main trail, right will take you to the rest of the climb.
At this point, you'll be climbing a more sparsely treed ridgeline with views on both sides and an occasional rocky section. There will be two climbs and a descent as you make your way along the ridgeline. Once you come to the final peak, you'll have 180-degree views of the Cascade mountains.
The final descent is six miles of high-speed flowy berms, gap jumps, drops, and kickers that will take you through a mix of forests, meadows, and the occasional viewpoint. After a high-speed section filled with gaps and senders, you'll make your way back to Thompson Road.
Shared By: Ryan Fraser