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!
Perhaps best ridden as a North to South route, you'll gain the alpine area sooner than if ridden the other way.
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.
Local Trail AssociationEvergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Cowlitz-Naches Chapter (www.evergreenmtb.org)
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Route TypePoint to Point
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Sanctuary of Vulcan mountain bike route
Altitude change-348 ft
Altitude min1,109 ft
Altitude start1,469 ft
Altitude end1,121 ft
Distance climb20 miles
Distance down22 miles
Distance flat2 miles