Total distance: 12.03 mi
Max elevation: 3668 ft
Total climbing: 2963 ft
Total descent: -3005 ft
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Route Category: Mountain BikeRoute Tags: Advanced Difficulty and Sample Event

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  • Mt Muller Mountain Bike

    Courtesy Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

    The Mt. Muller mountain bike route starts at the trailhead parking area just north of US Highway 101 west of Lake Crescent.  If you park there, you’ll need to display a Northwest Forest Pass on each vehicle. It is a multi-use trail, so expect to see hikers and horse-back riders.  From a lush temperate forest valley, the trail climbs 2,200 feet in three miles to Snider Ridge Trail on very steep switchbacks. After reaching this ridge, the trail weaves four miles through Douglas-fir trees on the ridge’s northern side, and rocky points and high meadows to the south. The trail meanders along the ridge top between Jim’s Junction and Mosley gap. This section offers spectacular views of Mt. Olympus, Lake Crescent, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and the Sol Duc Valley below. Be sure to stop and take a breather at Panorama Point – the views to the south, especially of Lake Crescent and Mt. Olympus, are unrivaled. From Mosley Gap the trail descends to the valley floor through boulder formations and overhanging moss. Along the way you bypass the Spruce Railroad Trail, which takes you to the northern shores of Lake Crescent. The loop trail finally returns to the trailhead through beautiful stands of maple, Douglas-fir and western hemlock, in addition to the ever-changing colors of flowers.

    Be sure to carry adequate drinking water and be prepared for bad weather. Be mindful of the environment-the flower meadows are very fragile, so please stay on the trail and practice “Leave No Trace” techniques during your ride.

  • Region: Northwest
    Icon Display - Surface Trail: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Advanced: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Loop: Yes
    Notice: Seasonal Availability
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