35 miles
12,936 ft
-12,936 ft
1 miles
High Point

A great way to experience all Juniper ridge has to offer. Awesome views, strawberries, huckleberries. But also deep dusty moto ruts and a duo of outstanding descents: Juniper peak and Tongue mountain. You can shuttle the lower part but it's also a pleasant warm up before the rather harsh Dark Meadow climb. An easier option is to start at Sunrise peak but that road is apparently washed out and cannot be shuttled. You could also start at Council lake but that part of the ridge is not nearly as interesting or fun to ride.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Juniper ridge loop via Dark Meadow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,469 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Dark Meadow Trail #263
Oct 17, 2018 @ 4:11pm
Oct 17, 2018
Trail is riding great. Awesome steep, fast descent. reporter
Juniper Ridge #261
Sep 19, 2018 @ 8:02pm
Sep 19, 2018
Rode NF29 to Dark Meddows to Juniper Ridge (South to North) and Tounge Mtn back to the car. The graph on my Android was backwards (or the start and finish dots are wrong) so all the ups were downs and the downs were up. Still super worth it if you like hike a bikes and a wicked descent into Tounge Mtn and Tounge Mtn itself.
Tongue Mountain Trail #294
Sep 2, 2018 @ 8:56pm
Sep 2, 2018
Recently brushed and in the best condition ever! Still some dust thru the steep rough sections but the lower, flow part is superb. Go ride it!
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