13 miles
4,243 ft
-4,243 ft
5,054 ft
High Point

This is a commonly ridden loop. Park near the White River Trail. Then ride the loop counterclockwise: White River Trail, up Ranger Creek, down Palisades, and back on White River Trail.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag bilumburg (Jul 3, 2017 at 8:26)
 Downed tree and one heavily blown out/landslide of a corner. Aside from that, the entire loop is running perfectly. No snow in sight.

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Trails in Route


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Ranger Creek and Palisades Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,432 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,468 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,468 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,373 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
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

Ranger Creek
Jun 5, 2018 @ 9:47am
Jun 5, 2018
Rode FS 7174 up to Noble Knob on 5/2/18. Crossed several downed trees and small snow drifts on Noble but once turned to start down Dalles Ridge to Ranger Creek, substantial snow drifts hike-a-bike to follow the trail and eventually got totally buried. Snow bike hiking on a steep traverse for about a mile. Once finally out of the snow, dozens of fallen burnt trees from last year's fire. Trail badly damaged and eroded in many places also due to the fire and its after effects. Last 3 miles of Ranger was dry and clear in need of little maintenance. The bottom section here is nice but no telling how long it will be before the 7174 - Noble - Dalles - Ranger loop will be rideable again. All and all, still had an awesome day!
May 31, 2018 @ 1:13pm
May 31, 2018
Because of 2017 fire, the upper ridge of Palisades is covered with 30 or so downed trees, undercut eroded trail, and because of the debris, minor route-finding trouble. BUT, this is only the first 1/2 mile or so -- and after the first viewpoint(Little Ranger Peak on the Trailforks map) the trail is in great shape. The fire only affected the upper ridge the rest of the trail is awesome.
White River Trail (Palisades to Ranger)
May 1, 2018 @ 4:31pm
May 1, 2018
Wide open.
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