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.

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There are 2 main rail trails in the area, one is the SnoValley Trail (SVT) which runs about 30 miles from Duvall and Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend. At Rattlesnake Lake, the Palouse to Cascades Trail (formerly the Iron Horse Trail/ John Wayne Trail) runs east across the state.

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.

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.

3 thigh-buster rides

The gnar, these are the big epics that you might only do twice a year. Or every other weekend.

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