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
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Layers winter
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

Juniper Ridge #261
Sep 2, 2018 @ 9:24pm
Sep 2, 2018
I rode the trail south to north and that’s the recommended way. The final two descents Juniper peak and Tongue mountain will make you forget the dust and the moto ruts you had to endure to get there. I went up adark meadow but the road to Sunrise peak is an “easier” option. For a true moderate ride just do the Tongue mountain loop.
Dark Meadow Trail #263
Sep 2, 2018 @ 9:14pm
Sep 2, 2018
A little rougher than usual from moto use but the lowest part has been brushed!
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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