14.5 miles
3,275 ft
-3,274 ft
4,384 ft
High Point

This out and back is the best way to see the view from Silver Star while still getting in some good turns, not driving up the terrifying road on the North side, and involves the least Hike-a-Bike, although there is still a significant amount of that involved. This is not recommended for the faint of heart. Don't bring your beginner friend. Also, climbing through the clear cuts can get pretty exhausting during the hot season.

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Chinook Out and Back is a 14 mile popular expert route located near Battle Ground Washington. This mountain bike primary route. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 3,275 ft with a max elevation of 4,384 ft then descends -3,274 ft.
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Trails in Route

Tarbell Access249 ft
Chinook2 miles
Tarbell4 miles


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    Black Diamond
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More Stats for Chinook Out and Back mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 31 min
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,856 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,862 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,864 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Apr 12, 2024 @ 4:49am
Apr 12, 2024
A few low-hanging tree branches are easily avoidable. Downed trees are all cleared
Sep 16, 2023 @ 1:00am
Sep 16, 2023
As always, overgrown in spots.
Tarbell Access
Jul 17, 2022 @ 12:59pm
Jul 17, 2022
Great trail conditions. Ripper downhill, challenging short climbs.
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