17 miles
Distance
4,422 ft
Climb
-4,416 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Nice loop in the Grouse Ridge area. Climbs a paved forest road to dirt road access to the lake. Some smooth and lots of tech to follow. Expect hike a bike duration depending on ability. Many opportunities for playing around on granite along Spaulding Lake Trail. And it's all stunningly beautiful.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Blue Lake Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,491 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,491 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,495 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -61.571%
  • Grade min
    50.79%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Grouse Ridge Trail: Blue Lake Trail to Lookout
Aug 20, 2018 @ 4:56pm
Aug 20, 2018
About halfway down from the Grouse Ridge lookout a substantial portion of the trail was destroyed (completely vanished) due to recent logging operations. Finding where the trail continues after the logging zone could be difficult if you're not familiar with the area.
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