13.1 miles
Distance
2,811 ft
Climb
-2,800 ft
Descent
3,144 ft
High Point

The Canyon Creek DH loop.

Detailed Description
Canyon Creek DH Loop is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Snoqualmie Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 2,811 ft with a max elevation of 3,144 ft then descends -2,800 ft.
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98 Reviews & Comments

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jeffreyng (Aug 14, 2022 at 13:16)
Upper section closed due to logging
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jeffreyng (Aug 14, 2022 at 13:16)
Upper section closed due to logging
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ATCskier (Jul 20, 2022 at 1:27)
Wow, what a fun section on trail, possibly my favorite in the area. Dirt could not have been better.
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ATCskier (Jul 20, 2022 at 1:27)
Wow, what a fun section on trail, possibly my favorite in the area. Dirt could not have been better.
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ATCskier (Jul 20, 2022 at 1:24)
Trail Raging Ridge
Excellent trail, really enjoyed it both uphill and down.
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ATCskier (Jul 20, 2022 at 1:24)
Trail Raging Ridge
Excellent trail, really enjoyed it both uphill and down.
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ATCskier (Jul 20, 2022 at 1:22)
Excellent climbing trail, very well built.
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ATCskier (Jul 20, 2022 at 1:22)
Excellent climbing trail, very well built.
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Farwell71 (Jul 4, 2022 at 17:20)
Great climbing trail. Conditions were perfect.
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Farwell71 (Jul 4, 2022 at 17:20)
Great climbing trail. Conditions were perfect.
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kelbymb (May 29, 2022 at 15:42)
Still closed (5/29/22)
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Massenbro (May 17, 2022 at 14:30)
Still closed.
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backinmysaddle (Oct 12, 2021 at 15:23)
The first 5.5 or so miles up to where Return Policy crosses the road has a few sections with a lot of new gravel on the road. There are sections where either climbing up or descending you might want to use care to ensure you don't slide out. The last mile before the intersection with Return Policy has 2 good stinger climbs where the road gets really steep.
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SuzanneHp3ipc (Aug 21, 2021 at 9:01)
Agree with jesperjo - it’s not green at this point. especially at the end of a ride. Chunky and bumpy is the wrong ways.
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mtb4meee (Aug 1, 2021 at 19:32)
Lol, all these people complaining about the grade. Solid blue. Amazing trail, very physical and long. Part of learning to mountain bike is pushing yourself to do things that are uncomfortable to learn your limits. Just because you (or your girlfriend) hit your limits doesn’t mean this trail is a black. Kudos to the builders, this trail is .
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mtb4meee (Aug 1, 2021 at 19:32)
Lol, all these people complaining about the grade. Solid blue. Amazing trail, very physical and long. Part of learning to mountain bike is pushing yourself to do things that are uncomfortable to learn your limits. Just because you (or your girlfriend) hit your limits doesn’t mean this trail is a black. Kudos to the builders, this trail is .
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jesperjo (Aug 1, 2021 at 9:22)
Can’t really rate this green any more. If you want to ride green trails you may want to stick to Duthie. The braking bumps have turned into massive pot holes in every berm and it’s pretty rough now.
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jesperjo (Aug 1, 2021 at 9:20)
Lower Poppin’ tops is in rough shape. You could almost hide a Volkswagen in some of the braking bumps at this point. Too many people need to learn to use their front brakes properly.
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Hans-California (Jul 31, 2021 at 15:06)
Rode it today for first time, I went pretty slow since I did not know what to expect. As someone said it is all rollable but is a physically de.anding trail. I really liked it, would rate it a blue, a dark blue.
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Hans-California (Jul 31, 2021 at 15:06)
Rode it today for first time, I went pretty slow since I did not know what to expect. As someone said it is all rollable but is a physically de.anding trail. I really liked it, would rate it a blue, a dark blue.
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maverickalo (Jul 22, 2021 at 23:31)
Favorite Trail so far. Def a spicy blue. Super fun tho.
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maverickalo (Jul 22, 2021 at 23:31)
Favorite Trail so far. Def a spicy blue. Super fun tho.
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carlsonwa (Jul 19, 2021 at 21:12)
Trail Raging Ridge
Re the comments about two way being dangerous, IMO that’s valid, but only for RR1.

I came across 3 groups of riders going up, one on a faster corner and they were mindful of the possibility of people going up and there was no issue. IDD you’re Worried about it, take the fire road for just that segment. Otherwise it’s a nice trail both ways, would be a shame to ride up the fire road and miss it.
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carlsonwa (Jul 19, 2021 at 21:12)
Trail Raging Ridge
Re the comments about two way being dangerous, IMO that’s valid, but only for RR1.

I came across 3 groups of riders going up, one on a faster corner and they were mindful of the possibility of people going up and there was no issue. IDD you’re Worried about it, take the fire road for just that segment. Otherwise it’s a nice trail both ways, would be a shame to ride up the fire road and miss it.
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BlueBeauty (Jun 29, 2021 at 17:03)
I don't know if it is just me but this reminds me of a great big pump track! It is AMAZING! This might be my favorite trail there!
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BlueBeauty (Jun 29, 2021 at 17:01)
AMAZING TRAIL!!!
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BlueBeauty (Jun 29, 2021 at 16:58)
This trail is really only fun if you are really good at climbing (and I am not the best). I kinda feel like it goes forever. I normally do all of Upward Mobility then Poppin' Tops and Flow state down, and personally I feel like the downhill doesn't balance out the climb. That is my thought on Upward Mobility. Really only fun if you are good at climbing and good with having a short downhill compared to the climbing...
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BlueBeauty (Jun 29, 2021 at 16:58)
This trail is really only fun if you are really good at climbing (and I am not the best). I kinda feel like it goes forever. I normally do all of Upward Mobility then Poppin' Tops and Flow state down, and personally I feel like the downhill doesn't balance out the climb. That is my thought on Upward Mobility. Really only fun if you are good at climbing and good with having a short downhill compared to the climbing...
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nofunstravaguy (May 29, 2021 at 16:08)
Awesome! A hard blue. Techy with roots. Retains moisture.
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nofunstravaguy (May 29, 2021 at 16:08)
Awesome! A hard blue. Techy with roots. Retains moisture.
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canned-slammin (May 24, 2021 at 7:56)
Amazing trail. Really well built - every time I thought I was in over my head there was a nice mellow section to prepare for the next feature. Definitely a spicy blue. Everything is low consequence and there's no mandatory drops or gaps. And the rock roll is super fun!
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canned-slammin (May 24, 2021 at 7:56)
Amazing trail. Really well built - every time I thought I was in over my head there was a nice mellow section to prepare for the next feature. Definitely a spicy blue. Everything is low consequence and there's no mandatory drops or gaps. And the rock roll is super fun!
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hartdds (May 24, 2021 at 7:56)
Super sloppy, muddy, and not fun today...I’m gonna wait quite a while for it to dry out.....
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hartdds (May 24, 2021 at 7:56)
Super sloppy, muddy, and not fun today...I’m gonna wait quite a while for it to dry out.....
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Serb1 (Mar 26, 2021 at 8:18)
I rode this on my hardtail and had a blast. I rode this a few months ago, and at the time, I would call myself a late intermediate rider, experimenting with OTG, but feeling “in over my head,” on NOTG and EBAD. Upon hearing that this was a “spicy blue,” I was interested in riding it to progress my riding to feel comfortable on the black tech trails of tiger mtn. I was fully prepared to be “in over my head,” but I wasn’t. It was challenging but I found it to be easier than the tiger mtn black trails. Do your research before you ride, be prepared for the trail, and if you freak out, you can still walk, or just... ride slow. Grow up people
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Serb1 (Mar 26, 2021 at 8:18)
I rode this on my hardtail and had a blast. I rode this a few months ago, and at the time, I would call myself a late intermediate rider, experimenting with OTG, but feeling “in over my head,” on NOTG and EBAD. Upon hearing that this was a “spicy blue,” I was interested in riding it to progress my riding to feel comfortable on the black tech trails of tiger mtn. I was fully prepared to be “in over my head,” but I wasn’t. It was challenging but I found it to be easier than the tiger mtn black trails. Do your research before you ride, be prepared for the trail, and if you freak out, you can still walk, or just... ride slow. Grow up people
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photodog (Feb 16, 2021 at 8:05)
Really fun trail that will challenge you to find flow in the technical sections. When dry it's fast and you can find some good speed. Wet it's totally fine as all the braking tends to be in straight lines and there's not much off-camber root braking, just keep your front braking light and it's pretty easy.

For the rating, this is a tech trail, not a flow trail, so the blue rating is appropriate for the area. It's a great piece of trailbuilding to make a true tech trail that's still intermediate, well done Evergreen!
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photodog (Feb 16, 2021 at 8:05)
Really fun trail that will challenge you to find flow in the technical sections. When dry it's fast and you can find some good speed. Wet it's totally fine as all the braking tends to be in straight lines and there's not much off-camber root braking, just keep your front braking light and it's pretty easy.

For the rating, this is a tech trail, not a flow trail, so the blue rating is appropriate for the area. It's a great piece of trailbuilding to make a true tech trail that's still intermediate, well done Evergreen!
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Nathan61qy8j (Feb 9, 2021 at 22:24)
Looks like the pandemic bike surge has brought some trail rating experts. Anyone who can read and do basic research can tell if the trail is too hard for them or not. Trail ratings are relative and should be used as a guide a long side other means like actually talking to people who’ve ridden the trail. No need to be shy!
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Nathan61qy8j (Feb 9, 2021 at 22:24)
Looks like the pandemic bike surge has brought some trail rating experts. Anyone who can read and do basic research can tell if the trail is too hard for them or not. Trail ratings are relative and should be used as a guide a long side other means like actually talking to people who’ve ridden the trail. No need to be shy!
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chunky-tech-doctor (Jan 31, 2021 at 13:36)
Is this open to vehicles
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shaggedelic (Jan 22, 2021 at 18:08)
It’s just right on the cusp between a black and a blue. Doesn’t quite have the bigger root drops like No Service or NOTG, but still have to maintain focus especially when the roots are frozen!
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shaggedelic (Jan 22, 2021 at 18:08)
It’s just right on the cusp between a black and a blue. Doesn’t quite have the bigger root drops like No Service or NOTG, but still have to maintain focus especially when the roots are frozen!
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IndianapolisJones (Jan 11, 2021 at 19:02)
First off, CCDH is really, really fun and Evergreen did an amazing job building it.

Secondly, I've ridden CCDH a few times now (right after it opened when it was very raw, then a month later, and finally a few days ago), and it was and still is a blue. A more difficult blue, but a blue nonetheless. Part of the problem, in my opinion, is that Upper Poppin Tops is rated black (really should be blue), so people go and ride that and think CCDH will be easier.

Anyone who thinks this is a black hasn't ridden PT and No Service (or some of the "other" trails here), which are both more technical and steeper. This is a great stepping stone for intermediate riders to improve their technical riding, because you can't improve unless you challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone sometimes.

Like one poster said above, Evergreen is not your mom. If you drop into this trail and find yourself in over your head, bail out at the road or walk it. If you want someone to hold your hand while you mountain bike, you should think about finding a different hobby.
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IndianapolisJones (Jan 11, 2021 at 19:02)
First off, CCDH is really, really fun and Evergreen did an amazing job building it.

Secondly, I've ridden CCDH a few times now (right after it opened when it was very raw, then a month later, and finally a few days ago), and it was and still is a blue. A more difficult blue, but a blue nonetheless. Part of the problem, in my opinion, is that Upper Poppin Tops is rated black (really should be blue), so people go and ride that and think CCDH will be easier.

Anyone who thinks this is a black hasn't ridden PT and No Service (or some of the "other" trails here), which are both more technical and steeper. This is a great stepping stone for intermediate riders to improve their technical riding, because you can't improve unless you challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone sometimes.

Like one poster said above, Evergreen is not your mom. If you drop into this trail and find yourself in over your head, bail out at the road or walk it. If you want someone to hold your hand while you mountain bike, you should think about finding a different hobby.
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seattlesbest (Dec 6, 2020 at 8:25)
Took my girlfriend down this thinking it was a blue and she crashed hard! Glad I didn't have to take her to the hospital. Definitely not a blue!
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seattlesbest (Dec 6, 2020 at 8:25)
Took my girlfriend down this thinking it was a blue and she crashed hard! Glad I didn't have to take her to the hospital. Definitely not a blue!
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jakemannix (Dec 4, 2020 at 22:57)
Newb’s review (I’ve been riding for about 4 months now, but have [slowly] tried almost all of the single black diamonds in the area by now): I rode this for the first time today, on the same day I rode No Service my first time. Totally flipped both myself and my bike 360 somersault on No Service, but handled CCDH fine: it’s very physical, and requires you really be on your toes for those roots and small-medium rocks/drops!

That having been said: this trail is harder for me than OTG on Tiger, Crazy Ivan at Tokul, and *way* harder than Upper Poppin Tops here at Raging. All three of those are black diamonds. They’re not particularly super hard black diamonds, but does it make sense to have a blue trail be rated harder than three nearby blacks?

To solve this, I’d break the trail in two: the upper rooty steep section should be “Upper CCDH”, a black diamond, and the lower half, where it’s not quite so steep, tends to be drier, and more flowy, is “Lower CCDH” and is blue. Then suggest less experienced / more cautious folk take the forest service roads over from Stans to get to the lower. Or add a new downhill linking to it that is truly in line with blues like Joyride (which also isn’t “easy” either, and is pretty rooty / rowdy / twisty).

Just this newb’s $0.02
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jakemannix (Dec 4, 2020 at 22:57)
Newb’s review (I’ve been riding for about 4 months now, but have [slowly] tried almost all of the single black diamonds in the area by now): I rode this for the first time today, on the same day I rode No Service my first time. Totally flipped both myself and my bike 360 somersault on No Service, but handled CCDH fine: it’s very physical, and requires you really be on your toes for those roots and small-medium rocks/drops!

That having been said: this trail is harder for me than OTG on Tiger, Crazy Ivan at Tokul, and *way* harder than Upper Poppin Tops here at Raging. All three of those are black diamonds. They’re not particularly super hard black diamonds, but does it make sense to have a blue trail be rated harder than three nearby blacks?

To solve this, I’d break the trail in two: the upper rooty steep section should be “Upper CCDH”, a black diamond, and the lower half, where it’s not quite so steep, tends to be drier, and more flowy, is “Lower CCDH” and is blue. Then suggest less experienced / more cautious folk take the forest service roads over from Stans to get to the lower. Or add a new downhill linking to it that is truly in line with blues like Joyride (which also isn’t “easy” either, and is pretty rooty / rowdy / twisty).

Just this newb’s $0.02
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Alspins (Oct 27, 2020 at 16:30)
This is probably only missing the black designation due to grade. This trail is not as difficult as No service or as steep as PT. My opinion is that Raging River needs to be a green: low consequence, wide smooth trail, minimal features. CCDH is not at the same skill level. Enjoy and ride safe! Great trail, thanks evergreen!
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Alspins (Oct 27, 2020 at 16:30)
This is probably only missing the black designation due to grade. This trail is not as difficult as No service or as steep as PT. My opinion is that Raging River needs to be a green: low consequence, wide smooth trail, minimal features. CCDH is not at the same skill level. Enjoy and ride safe! Great trail, thanks evergreen!
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skfl (Oct 25, 2020 at 23:14)
You may think this is a black if you haven’t ridden on no service. Trail ratings are a relative difficulty. No matter though this trail is amazing and you should ride it.
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skfl (Oct 25, 2020 at 23:14)
You may think this is a black if you haven’t ridden on no service. Trail ratings are a relative difficulty. No matter though this trail is amazing and you should ride it.
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Cornhucker (Oct 4, 2020 at 14:00)
Fun but needs some
Maintenance- lots of brake potholes and the berms are pretty blown out.
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lalligagger (Sep 7, 2020 at 17:07)
Great trail for developing intermediates who can handle some tech at moderate grades. My girlfriend loves it.
PS - There are multiple bail-out options including one after the first ~1/4 mile. As always at RR, know where you are going and ride within your limits. Evergreen is a world-class trail building org, not your mom.
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lalligagger (Sep 7, 2020 at 17:07)
Great trail for developing intermediates who can handle some tech at moderate grades. My girlfriend loves it.
PS - There are multiple bail-out options including one after the first ~1/4 mile. As always at RR, know where you are going and ride within your limits. Evergreen is a world-class trail building org, not your mom.
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bjamin1 (Aug 30, 2020 at 11:37)
She’s got the potholes real bad in the berms, but still great dirt most other places.
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Droooper (Aug 25, 2020 at 0:42)
Call a spade a spade. This is obviously a trail for experts and should have a black diamond rating. The promotion of this trail as a "spicy" blue intermediate trail is negligent and dangerous. The level of skill required to stay on the bike when it is a wet greasy rooty mess (which is most of the time) is far beyond a typical intermediate rider's ability. Combine this with Evergreen's promotion of this trail as a learning opportunity for intermediate and even beginning riders on such a narrow and densely forested trail is a recipe for disaster. Come on Evergreen, the mountain bike community is relying on you to rate trails appropriately so that each RIDER can decide when to advance and try something more challenging. Beginning and intermediate riders should be able to choose the right trails for their ability and progress in a safe manner based on accurate ratings rather than being tricked into riding something that is beyond their ability. It is a shame that more attention wasn't paid to making this a true blue trail as the distance and elevation gain would be a natural fit for many intermediate riders and allow them to avoid descending on the two way trail. Perhaps this was the original intent? If so, maybe it is time to take a hard look at what this trail really is and give it the black trail designation that it obviously deserves rather than making excuses and adding adjectives to its blue rating.
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Droooper (Aug 25, 2020 at 0:42)
Call a spade a spade. This is obviously a trail for experts and should have a black diamond rating. The promotion of this trail as a "spicy" blue intermediate trail is negligent and dangerous. The level of skill required to stay on the bike when it is a wet greasy rooty mess (which is most of the time) is far beyond a typical intermediate rider's ability. Combine this with Evergreen's promotion of this trail as a learning opportunity for intermediate and even beginning riders on such a narrow and densely forested trail is a recipe for disaster. Come on Evergreen, the mountain bike community is relying on you to rate trails appropriately so that each RIDER can decide when to advance and try something more challenging. Beginning and intermediate riders should be able to choose the right trails for their ability and progress in a safe manner based on accurate ratings rather than being tricked into riding something that is beyond their ability. It is a shame that more attention wasn't paid to making this a true blue trail as the distance and elevation gain would be a natural fit for many intermediate riders and allow them to avoid descending on the two way trail. Perhaps this was the original intent? If so, maybe it is time to take a hard look at what this trail really is and give it the black trail designation that it obviously deserves rather than making excuses and adding adjectives to its blue rating.
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bCloud09c (Aug 31, 2020 at 13:35)
I think you hit the nail on the head. I'm one of those "newer" mountain bike riders (CAT 3 roadie for 10 years) and I ventured out to CCDH this weekend expecting some blue tech to learn on. I rock the front side all day long (Popin' Tops included) with ease, and I was in over my head on CCDH. Thank God the conditions were perfect, but I still endo'd. Thankfully I landed in soft stuff and didn't even get so much as a bruise. But holy shit. Seriosly? With no bailout, and super duper tight tech, this trail is no doubt a black! Some day a true newbie is going to get on this when it's wet and get maimed or killed.
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bCloud09c (Aug 31, 2020 at 13:35)
I think you hit the nail on the head. I'm one of those "newer" mountain bike riders (CAT 3 roadie for 10 years) and I ventured out to CCDH this weekend expecting some blue tech to learn on. I rock the front side all day long (Popin' Tops included) with ease, and I was in over my head on CCDH. Thank God the conditions were perfect, but I still endo'd. Thankfully I landed in soft stuff and didn't even get so much as a bruise. But holy shit. Seriosly? With no bailout, and super duper tight tech, this trail is no doubt a black! Some day a true newbie is going to get on this when it's wet and get maimed or killed.
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andyjc0072 (Sep 3, 2020 at 10:12)
Agree with above comments. I went out on a day that would've been fine on the front side, but CCDH was a wet greasy mess. Would be much better dry. The soil seems to have very high clay content which probably contributes to this. This is clearly more of a black, IMO. Agree about risks to intermediate riders especially when there is no cell coverage this far out. I think it would be more appropriate to rate this as a Black.
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andyjc0072 (Sep 3, 2020 at 10:12)
Agree with above comments. I went out on a day that would've been fine on the front side, but CCDH was a wet greasy mess. Would be much better dry. The soil seems to have very high clay content which probably contributes to this. This is clearly more of a black, IMO. Agree about risks to intermediate riders especially when there is no cell coverage this far out. I think it would be more appropriate to rate this as a Black.
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swartzie (Sep 30, 2020 at 12:16)
As a multiple day volunteer on this phenomenal trail the intent for this trial is coming to life daily. When ridden prior to being opened, she was a BLACK thru and thru. As tires work this in it's becoming more and more blue with every passing XC lycra speedster. What scale is being used to say that bikers on a "blue" cannot handle tight trails and slippery roots, shouldn't that be the next step above a buff and wide green trail and before mandatory drops and jumps? There is nothing, and I mean, NOTHING built on that trail that cannot be rolled over or very easily stepped off of a mountain bike for. Kudos to the visionaries on this one and I hope to see you on the dig days for upcoming trails or maintenance, maybe Evergreen will take your expert opinion into the design and building.
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swartzie (Sep 30, 2020 at 12:16)
As a multiple day volunteer on this phenomenal trail the intent for this trial is coming to life daily. When ridden prior to being opened, she was a BLACK thru and thru. As tires work this in it's becoming more and more blue with every passing XC lycra speedster. What scale is being used to say that bikers on a "blue" cannot handle tight trails and slippery roots, shouldn't that be the next step above a buff and wide green trail and before mandatory drops and jumps? There is nothing, and I mean, NOTHING built on that trail that cannot be rolled over or very easily stepped off of a mountain bike for. Kudos to the visionaries on this one and I hope to see you on the dig days for upcoming trails or maintenance, maybe Evergreen will take your expert opinion into the design and building.
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AndreyNW (Oct 3, 2020 at 14:33)
I have to disagree. I rode it yesterday for the first time. The soil conditions were quite good but I started after sunset and could see only a few yards ahead illuminated by the front light. I would say it lived up to my expectations of "challenging intermediate downhill trail". I have been riding for three years and consider myself an intermediate rider, with downhill not being my strong suit .

As the other commenter said, everything is rollable and the grade is never so steep that you loose traction for more than a couple of feet. Would it be more challenging in wet conditions? I bet it would be but I have not seen a downhill trail that would not.
As a side point, to ride this trail you are committing to a route of at least 13 miles long and 2900 feet of elevation. This by itself will filter out a lot of beginners.

Let's also keep in mind that up-rating a trail has a downside too, many intermediate riders may hold back on riding a black rated trail. I definitely would.
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AndreyNW (Oct 3, 2020 at 14:33)
I have to disagree. I rode it yesterday for the first time. The soil conditions were quite good but I started after sunset and could see only a few yards ahead illuminated by the front light. I would say it lived up to my expectations of "challenging intermediate downhill trail". I have been riding for three years and consider myself an intermediate rider, with downhill not being my strong suit .

As the other commenter said, everything is rollable and the grade is never so steep that you loose traction for more than a couple of feet. Would it be more challenging in wet conditions? I bet it would be but I have not seen a downhill trail that would not.
As a side point, to ride this trail you are committing to a route of at least 13 miles long and 2900 feet of elevation. This by itself will filter out a lot of beginners.

Let's also keep in mind that up-rating a trail has a downside too, many intermediate riders may hold back on riding a black rated trail. I definitely would.
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jimmyvincent (Aug 15, 2020 at 17:24)
I’m stoked on this trail. It’s old school. It rides pretty fast, but it’s technical enough to keep you guessing and stay nimble. Nice long descent. Thanks for opening it up!
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jimmyvincent (Aug 15, 2020 at 17:24)
I’m stoked on this trail. It’s old school. It rides pretty fast, but it’s technical enough to keep you guessing and stay nimble. Nice long descent. Thanks for opening it up!
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Jsaper (Aug 9, 2020 at 22:13)
I found it refreshing to ride this steep rooty rough cut trail, stark contrast to berms, flow, and jumps of Popin’ Tops and Flow state. I too found it to be more of a “dark blue” of which some people won’t appreciate the rooty stuff especially on on wet day. Lower 1/4 of trail is a bit smoother. Thanks Evergreen for continuing to build great new trails!????
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Jsaper (Aug 9, 2020 at 22:13)
I found it refreshing to ride this steep rooty rough cut trail, stark contrast to berms, flow, and jumps of Popin’ Tops and Flow state. I too found it to be more of a “dark blue” of which some people won’t appreciate the rooty stuff especially on on wet day. Lower 1/4 of trail is a bit smoother. Thanks Evergreen for continuing to build great new trails!????
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natck (Aug 1, 2020 at 20:13)
Awesome trail, like a longer, faster version of No Service (plus fun optional small boulder drop). Thanks for the new build and nice return via Raging Tiger. One of my new favorites in Raging.
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natck (Aug 1, 2020 at 20:13)
Awesome trail, like a longer, faster version of No Service (plus fun optional small boulder drop). Thanks for the new build and nice return via Raging Tiger. One of my new favorites in Raging.
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Loamdaddy (Jul 18, 2020 at 16:39)
Talk about a happy ending!
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KissingTheTrail (Jul 18, 2020 at 16:28)
Trail Access Road
If you are looking to chit chat with three or more people. Take the road. Skip upward mobility.
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KissingTheTrail (Jul 18, 2020 at 16:28)
Trail Access Road
If you are looking to chit chat with three or more people. Take the road. Skip upward mobility.
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Hybridigital (Jun 7, 2020 at 13:29)
Trail Raging Ridge
This should be a one-way trail. It is not safe for uphill travel.
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Hybridigital (Jun 7, 2020 at 13:29)
Trail Raging Ridge
This should be a one-way trail. It is not safe for uphill travel.
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bryanbb (May 5, 2020 at 16:31)
Open and running well.
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pnwtilldeath (Aug 26, 2019 at 15:40)
Perfect temps today with the slightest breeze. Dirt had perfect amount of moisture in it. Most of the berms are all washboard.
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chunky-tech-doctor (Aug 5, 2019 at 0:08)
7 miles to ride 8 mins down ? Not worth it
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gdtrfb8 (Jul 31, 2019 at 22:37)
Trail Raging Ridge
Biggest problem I have with this trail is that it's two-way. I was there on a busy day and almost got hit twice while climbing. It also took away from the fun while descending since I had to ride cautiously for fear of doing the same to other climbers. IMO the trail is not built very well for two-way use since lots of features allow for, or even promote, high speed descending. Other than that, it's a nice trail, and the view of Mt. Rainier is great. I actually bought a (Timber) bell after riding this trail, which I will use on two-way trails from now on. If I went back here I would at least ride the road up instead. Or maybe just run a few laps on Upward Mobility/Poppin' Tops/Flow State, which were lots of fun too.
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gdtrfb8 (Jul 31, 2019 at 22:37)
Trail Raging Ridge
Biggest problem I have with this trail is that it's two-way. I was there on a busy day and almost got hit twice while climbing. It also took away from the fun while descending since I had to ride cautiously for fear of doing the same to other climbers. IMO the trail is not built very well for two-way use since lots of features allow for, or even promote, high speed descending. Other than that, it's a nice trail, and the view of Mt. Rainier is great. I actually bought a (Timber) bell after riding this trail, which I will use on two-way trails from now on. If I went back here I would at least ride the road up instead. Or maybe just run a few laps on Upward Mobility/Poppin' Tops/Flow State, which were lots of fun too.
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Ilovemybl (May 20, 2019 at 12:50)
New to mountain biking. This was awesome!! Little slick today because of the rain.
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GriffAir (Feb 13, 2019 at 18:18)
Would love to see more info on this trail...
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matlamb (Jan 13, 2019 at 12:51)
Trail Dash
Sick trail.
First 30 feet starts strong with an incipient berm, after that it really backs off for the remaining 65 feet.
Lap this 100-150 times for a great workout.
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Irongoat1 (Nov 4, 2018 at 18:59)
Gravel is REALLY thick and sloppy on the steeper grades on the lower sections. Tough riding
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Adamegg (Aug 22, 2018 at 20:08)
Lots of ruts on this trail be careful. I hit a jump and landed in one and went over the handle bars it was so deep.
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Swamie (Jul 4, 2018 at 14:43)
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normalsigma (Jun 29, 2018 at 8:43)
One of the best beginner flow trails on the I-90 corridor. Great trail to pump downhill and get your speed fix. There is a fair amount of optional features to keep more advanced riders happy.
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jmahler TRAILFORKS (Jun 6, 2018 at 7:47)
Super fast and fun trail! Just need to learn how to clear those tables ...
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jmahler TRAILFORKS (Jun 6, 2018 at 7:46)
This may be my new favorite trail! Endless grip in the berms and it is super fast.
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jmahler TRAILFORKS (Sep 6, 2017 at 18:34)
Trail Raging Ridge
Smooth flow trail most of the way down. Bottom half is dusty and a bit more rocky. Bottom is also so overgrown you can't see more than 6 ft ahead, which is scary because people go up this trail as well.
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jmahler TRAILFORKS (Sep 6, 2017 at 18:34)
Trail Raging Ridge
Smooth flow trail most of the way down. Bottom half is dusty and a bit more rocky. Bottom is also so overgrown you can't see more than 6 ft ahead, which is scary because people go up this trail as well.
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  • Riding area
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • eBike Allowed
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Canyon Creek DH Loop mountain bike route
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    1,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,082 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,093 ft
  • Grade max
    -62.2%
  • Grade min
    56.9%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,640 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Flow State Upper
Sep 27, 2022 @ 9:12pm
2 days
Bumpy and blown out in spots. The left-hander near the end of the trail has become treacherous -- sandy and loose with a large hole taking up most of the trail. It will only get worse if we don't get some rain!
Poppin' Tops Lower
Sep 26, 2022 @ 2:27pm
Sep 26, 2022
Upper is riding way better, blown out on most berms.
Canyon Creek DH
Sep 24, 2022 @ 8:51pm
Sep 24, 2022
Top two portions are still decent thanks to the roots. CCDH3 and below are dry AF. We need rain!
Flow State Lower
Sep 17, 2022 @ 9:21pm
Sep 17, 2022
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Sep 17, 2022 @ 9:18am
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