29 miles
6,446 ft
-6,449 ft
1 miles
High Point

Full meal deal: Park at the S Fork Boulder Creek road, to the left when driving up Boulder Creek road Westbound. Ride Boulder Creek road to Deer Creek summit, which is the Northernmost end of the Kettle Crest Trail. Take the Kettle Crest Trail south for approximately 3 miles, to an intersection with a doubletrack 'KC to Taylor connector'. Take this left, and gradually climb for another 2.5 miles, and then descend the final 1/2 mile as the overgrown road transitions to the Upper Taylor Ridge singletrack. Upper Taylor ridge is about 3 miles of descending and ends at a gravel road. Go left here and climb a bit, before returning to singletrack (a right turn) on Lower Taylor Ridge. Upon exiting Lower Taylor Ridge, go left, downhill, on the gravel road. It will quickly deteriorate, and portions near a landslide will be more trail like. This will return you to Boulder Creek road parking.

Happy meal version: Check your dignity at the door and shuttle the road climb to cut 9 miles and 3K of character and karma building climbing out of the route.

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  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for Taylor Ridge - full route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,943 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,961 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,958 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    18 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,241 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
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Activity Type
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

Upper Taylor Ridge
Jul 16, 2018 @ 6:55pm
Jul 16, 2018
A million fireweed plants starting to bloom in the burn section. May be the most beautiful trial on the Crest. Jb
Taylor to Boulder doubletrack
Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:24am
Jul 16, 2018
Lower Taylor Ridge
Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:12am
Jul 13, 2018
Lower Taylor Ridge is in amazing shape. NEWATrails has done a great job in reopening this trail after the fire closure. It's in the best shape I've seen.
Kettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek
Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:12am
Jul 13, 2018
KC to Taylor connector
Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:12am
Jul 13, 2018
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