Start at Esmeralda parking lot, or park at Beverly and ride up the road to the Esmeralda parking lot. Right up the hiking trail (old mining road.) You'll soon pass the turnoff to Longs pass and Ingalls lake (both closed to bikes). Continue on the trail which follows the valley floor for several miles before switchbacking up the north side of the valley. Eventually you'll reach a saddle. Continue over the other side, trail is thin and not well marked, until you reach old Fortune Creek 4wd road. (Note, a great loop is to take a left at road, then left at lake to descend Boulder De Roux back to Beverly parking.)
Trail is mostly ridable but sometimes deep with loose rocks.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for #1394 Esmeralda Basin Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change798 ft
Altitude min4,269 ft
Altitude max5,976 ft
Altitude start4,269 ft
Altitude end5,067 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,222 ft
Avg reverse time00:59:08
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
#1394 Esmeralda... Trail Reports
Oct 29, 2017 @ 7:42pmOct 29, 2017
|Some snow on the trail but still rideable|
Sep 30, 2017 @ 11:00amSep 30, 2017
Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:27amAug 28, 2017
|reporter Jolly Mountain Fire is spreading. Trails closed for firefighting!|
Jul 4, 2016 @ 2:27pmJul 4, 2016
|A few trees down, generally the trail is in great shape. The road to the trail is closed to cars about about a mile from the trailhead. Not a...|
Routes with this trail
|Washington Endurance Series: Jolly Esmeralda race||39 miles|
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