Grand Ridge MTB Ride

Join me on one of my favorite mountain bike loops. We start with a short ride through Issaquah to the High School Trail, where a 10 minute climb takes us to Tradition Plateau. We pass by Tradition Lake and the Tiger #3 parking lot on our way to High Point. A short cruise down the High Point trail brings us to the beginning of our major climb- an 800 ft ascent on the singletrack Grand Ridge Trail. Then the fun begins- a long swoopy descent through dense forest and across streams and swamps (the new boardwalk is complete). If time allows, we will visit the Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park. Return to the starting point will be on the roads.

Moderate pace. I'm not sure how many miles this ride is- maybe 20, but it will probably take about three hours. You should have a taillight.

This is not a ride for beginners. You should be comfortable on rocky singletrack, roots, mud, and steep climbs. Right now the weather forecast looks favorable but I will cancel in the case of steady rain. Please change your RSVP if your plans change.

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  • Jeff B

    I got some stats on the ride. Will try to post. Great trip, nice meeting you!

    May 17, 2013

  • Yaan

    Mr. Google says our route was 14.3 miles.

    May 16, 2013

  • Yaan

    Still going- glad to have company! Seventy degrees and sunny here in Issaquah right now...

    May 16, 2013

  • Jenny H

    Yaan - Looks like it will be nice....still planning on going? I don't want to slow you down :-)

    May 16, 2013

  • Danielle

    A later time in the day I would love to join any biking event! Unfortunately, not off till later in the day. Have fun! Great event ;)

    May 16, 2013

  • Jenny H

    Would love to join as i have been wanting to ride these trails but not sure I can do 20 miles. Is there a bailout point? I can strt with you and just loop back or something. Thanks!

    May 15, 2013

    • Yaan

      Yes there are some bailout points along the way. The first would make it a 6-7 mile ride.

      May 15, 2013

    • Jenny H

      Ok i can do that, count me in if the weather is good.

      May 15, 2013

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