19.7 miles
5,484 ft
-5,488 ft
3,325 ft
High Point

The Dungeness Gold Creek loop is a classic. This variation bypasses the lowest and steepest portion of Lower Dungeness in favor of the mellow climb on gravel instead, then dropping 3 O'clock ridge to Lower Dungeness for the remainder of the upriver singletrack climb. At the upper end of Lower Dungeness, again, climb a bit on the road to the Gold Creek TH. Ride Gold Creek in its entirety, then a short climb on decommissioned road will return you to your car.

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Dungeness/Gold Creek w/road start is a 20 mile popular intermediate route located near Sequim Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 5,484 ft with a max elevation of 3,325 ft then descends -5,488 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
chesnuts (Sep 22, 2022 at 17:17)
We did the loop, Lower Dungeness, road climb to Gold Creek trail and I wish I knew a couple of things before the ride. First, the start of the ride from the Parking area at the bottom of 2870-230 spur road to the 3 O'clock ridge trail is about 5km of an absolute slog. Much of that portion of the trail is unridable it is so steep and with tight switchbacks other technical challenges. Consider riding the road up to 3 O'clock ridge trail to make this a pleasant bike ride. Next, the road ride from the end of Lower Dungeness River trail up to the start of Gold creek trail is longer than you think, not particularly steep but a consistent gradient. Finally, just go. Its a beautiful ride with great views and mile after mile of amazing and barely used singletrack, just be prepared for some type II fun.

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More Stats for Dungeness/Gold Creek w/road start mountain bike route
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    1,206 ft
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    1,433 ft
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    10 miles
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    8 miles
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Gold Creek Trail
Aug 20, 2022 @ 12:06pm
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