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      Moss Lake Natural Area is a King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) Ecological Land. The site is located 5 miles southeast of Duvall, 3.5 miles northeast of Carnation, and 1 mile east of Lake Joy in the Cascade foothills. The site is comprised of 372 acres of high-quality wetland and forested upland habitats. An extensive Class 1 wetland complex encompasses a large sphagnum bog, beaver dams, open water and forested wetland.

      Moss Lake NA receives a modest amount of public use. There is a limited (official) trail system on the site, and users include hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. There is a pit toilet and a parking lot for up to 16 cars or 10 cars and three busses.

      Most of the trails are outside the park boundary and ownership of the rest is Weyerhaeuser, Hancock, and PSE. The area is defined by the pipeline to the north and Stossel Creek with the Tolt River to the South.

      Classic Pacific Northwest lowlands XC. Here you'll find a mix of service road, doubletrack, and lush, twisty singletrack. Roads and doubletrack will generally be drained and brushed. The singletrack can be quite lush during the spring months. These trails don't get a ton of riding action, so the bench can be quite soft and loose. Drains reasonably well. Dress appropriately for mosquitos and nettle in spring. Lots of salmonberry, sword fern, and moss.

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      Stats

      Trails
      20
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,569 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      748 ft
      Total Vertical
      373 ft
      Photos
      62
      Ridden Counter
      27

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      Photos of Moss Lake Mountain Bike

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      Recent Comments

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      user #1379875BberotrailThe LoopWell groomed.
      Aug 2, 2017 @ 2:42pm
      Aug 2, 2017
      user #1379875BberotrailYellowGood shape!
      Aug 2, 2017 @ 2:41pm
      Aug 2, 2017
      user #1379875BberotrailNo NameHeavily overgrown (8/2)
      Aug 2, 2017 @ 2:40pm
      Aug 2, 2017
      user #1379875BberotrailCrazy 8Overgrown. Ferns
      Aug 2, 2017 @ 2:39pm
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