43 miles
Distance
13,428 ft
Climb
-13,706 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

ORV motorcycles also use this trail network

Bisected by two of Washington's major volcanoes, this 'sanctuary' route offers a high quantity of time to praise the views afforded by the trails on this route. The views are not evident at the beginning of this route as one has to earn his or her way into the alpine. The portion of trail that runs adjacent to the Lewis River and Quartz Creek offer plenty of chances to cool off. The northern portion has less opportunity to cool off, or collect water, so pack accordingly. Note: This IS as stupid hard route with a massive amount of climbing and descending. Few can undertake such a route in it's entirety!

Recommended direction is from South to North.

This is the longest route possible with continuous singletrack. If looking for a shorter ride, consider beginning from the upper Lower Lewis River / Quartz Creek trailhead and climbing North to the alpine burn area.

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag i-g-o-r (Sep 7, 2018 at 12:14)
 I would go the other way
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  • + 1
flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Sep 7, 2018 at 15:01)
 Thanks Igor. Changing the description to be South to North.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Sanctuary of Vulcan mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -278 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,158 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,192 ft
  • Grade
    -0.121%
  • Grade max
    -83.565%
  • Grade min
    142.191%
  • Distance climb
    20 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lewis River
      May 29, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      23 hours
      Rode out and back 7 miles from southern trailhead. Trail was nice and dry. A few downed trees across trail, but nothing too bad. One or two small sections a little overgrown.
      Tongue Mountain Trail #294
      May 15, 2020 @ 10:58pm
      May 15, 2020
      On May 14th, 2020 I 'rode' the Tongue mountain trail down from the junction with High Bridge trail. Perfect dirt although a lot of winter debris remains. I cleared as much as I could without running out of light. Unfortunately one got me right at the beginning of the descent ripping out half of my spokes and broke my deraileur in three pieces. End of that brand new wheel/deraileur!!!
      Lewis River Trail (Upper)
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 5:01am
      Sep 29, 2019
      Juniper Ridge #261
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 9:24am
      Sep 23, 2019
      Fantastic. Wet and tacky. Some muddy sections but not bad at all. The moto berms are ridiculous fun. The rut does need some knocking down, but that would require a pretty extensive trail crew to get it done. reporter
      Quartz Creek Trail #5
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:46am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Trail is steep up and down by its nature. Maybe a dozen downed trees. reporter
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