4,553 ft
Distance
105 ft
Climb
-94 ft
Descent
00:15:42
Avg time

45th Parallel Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Whipple Creek Park
    Vancouver, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #43497 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #76467 in Trail Running
    • #86395 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1998
  • Land Manager

The most technical cross-country trail in the park. Requires intermediate root riding and tree clearing skills to ride without dabbing. This is a very rooty trail.

This is a two way trail. To run the whole length of the park (eastbound) start at the picnic table in the meadow at the northwest end of the park. The trail start is in the hedge line 30 feet past the picnic table. The trail is a simple, narrow, hard pack trail, with small logs and roots throughout.

The major first intersection you'll come across is with Cedar Row. The 45th Parallel Trail jogs slightly left at the Cedar Row intersection. The next section of the trail that you are coming off of is offset 20 feet north from the next section which appears to the south. The trail sign for the next segment of 45th Parallel is set back about 80 feet onto the continued trail path. While it is set back, there is a clear line of sight to it from Cedar Row.

As you continue pedaling, a few minutes later you'll intersect another singletrack called Dynee's Tail, which runs north/south. Dynee's Tail will be the single tracks to the left and right, just continue straight.

Note: Right before you get to the the next major intersection with Blue Trail, you'll cross another singletrack, if you take a right turn onto this singletrack you'll connect with Gazebo Too connector.

As you cross Blue Trail (the north - south connector) you'll pick up the next segment of 45th Parallel. It will eventually drop you out on the north end of Stone Mill Loop. Continue across the trail to the other side and you'll be able to continue through the middle of the Stone Mill Loop. Eventually you'll come out on Runner Hill a few switchbacks above the Stone Mill.

The trail is very muddy after rain and sunshine. The first sunshine on a weekend after rain is when the horses come out, and the trail gets pretty abused. This route is flat, and sees more use than other trails in the area, so you won't have to push through as many brambles or ferns as some singletracks.

Disclaimer

Trail is never good right after rain. Heavy footed traffic turns it into a mud hole.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 45th Parallel mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    147 ft
  • Altitude max
    196 ft
  • Altitude start
    160 ft
  • Altitude end
    171 ft
  • Grade
    0.238%
  • Grade max
    -19.465%
  • Grade min
    10.251%
  • Distance climb
    2,246 ft
  • Distance down
    1,837 ft
  • Distance flat
    470 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:26
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Sep 24, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

view (145)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
      Directions to 45th-parallel trailhead (45.744220, -122.702320)
      update trails status or condition

      45th Parallel Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 10:40am
      Sep 24, 2021
      Hero dirt, but rain next week.
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 11:43am
      Aug 16, 2021
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL5W0J_KWsA
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 3:35pm
      Jul 5, 2021
      A few logs to watch out for.
      Dec 14, 2020 @ 5:53pm
      Dec 14, 2020
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 10:01am
      Oct 5, 2020
      Still some logs across the trail, but not a problem.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 74 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 57 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      12 |
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Aug 22, 2021
      13 |
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Aug 22, 2021
      93 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 3:11pm
      Aug 23, 2020

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      sanfret TRAILFORKS (Jul 21, 2020 at 12:35)
       By far the best track in the park. Two permanent logs that are down across the tread.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      LogHome72 (Aug 22, 2021 at 17:17)
       When it gets wet, this trail is closed to horses and bikes. It rains here a lot.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      Videos

      more »
      45th Parallel 3.5 minute cut
      3:35 | 19 | Aug 22, 2021 , Vancouver
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.