Washington Cascades Gravel Rides
The Washington Cascades gravel riding is substantial, you can get on rail-trails and ride for 300 miles, explore tree farm logging roads for years, climb fire roads to radio towers, or you can hike-a-bike around Mt. Si. The Campbell Global tree farm is a 100,000 acre gravel playground that allows non-motorized access for $75.
Our views are spectacular, the efforts will send you cryin’ home to your mama, or you can take your non-rider friends on an e-bike cruise with flip flops, we got all that.
These rides generally focus on the Snoqualmie Valley and Snoqualmie Pass corridor because that’s where I live.
Gravelmap | National gravel ride finder >
Way more local gravel rides >
Campbell Global tree farm Map >
For a nice easy-access ride, bring your gravel bike, trail bike, hybrid bike or mtb and park in the big gravel lot at King and Railroad in downtown Snoqualmie.
Go across the street to Bindlestick Cafe and get a triple machiato, suck that baby down then jump on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) at Mt. Si Golf Course and probably get to see a bunch of elk across from the couse.
Another option is to cross the bridge above Snoqualmie Falls, head behind the millpond to get to the Mainline to enter the Campbell Global tree farm.
If your plans are to hit the tree farm, you’ll need a permit ($10/day or $60/annual). Motorized permits sell out in hours.
Get Avenza Maps, download this Campbell Global map pdf and add it to the Avenza app and you’ll be set using the gps on your smart phone.
Snoqualmie Valley main trail info + Campbell Global
Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT)
This rail-trail runs 31 miles from Duvall to Rattlesnake Lake passing through Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend and Mt. Si.
Palouse to Cascades Trail
From Rattlesnake Lake, head east on this rail-trail for 212 miles through a 2+ mile tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass across a vast landscape toward killer bbq in Cle Elum and a hell of a lot of gravel riding in Eastern Washington.
Campbell Global Tree Farm
This is 104,000 acres of glorious gravel exploring currently owned by Campbell Global and available for us to ride in for $60/yr or $10/day – a whole lot cheaper than skiing and whole lot scarier, especially when you’re solo.
3 easier rides
Easy means that you can go 5 mph (or 25mph) and have a great ride. Generally flattish, think railroad grades. Excellent gravel grinder action with lots of nature tripping.
Local Gravel Ride: Snoqualmie Ridge to Rattlesnake Lake
Local Gravel Ride | Snoqualmie to Duvall
Local Gravel Ride | Rattlesnake Lk to the Snoqualmie Pass
3 medium rides
These rides are between 25 and 50 miles and they require increased effort and planning, Most of these are solo rides into the wilderness and you need to carry everything to get home. Period.
Local Gravel Ride | Greg’s Stossel loop
Local Road Ride | Snoqualmie to Middle Fork Campground
Local Gravel Ride | Snoqualmie Ridge to N. Fork Snoqualmie via Campbell Global gate 10
3 thigh-buster rides
The gnar, these are the big epics that you might only do twice a year. Or every other weekend.
Local Gravel Ride | Snoqualmie Ridge around Rattlesnake Mountain
Local Gravel Ride | Snoqualmie to Lake Hancock, Lake Calligan, Klaus Lake and Rattlesnake Lake
Local Gravel Ride | Snoqualmie Ridge – around Mt Si hike-a-bike epic via Moolock Mt
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