Riding areaAbercrombie Mountain
Metaline Falls, Washington
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
TTFs on trailRock Garden
Abercrombie Trailhead is a small turnaround at the end of a high elevation single lane dirt road. There is an information board at the junction of the turnaround and Abercrombie Trail #117 to let you know that you have made it to your destination. The 3.2 mile Abercrombie trail is primarily wooded until it reaches the ridge top. The ridge is open with scattered trees providing breathtaking panoramic views of the Pend Oreille and Columbia River valleys as well as the Kettle Crest. Wildflowers and huckleberries can be found during the late season and don’t miss out on exploring the old Abercrombie Lookout that can be reached by going north where the established trail ends. There is limited dispersed camping available. You’re likely to encounter variable weather, so layered clothing and a survival kit are suggested.
Over 100 plant species occur along the gorgeous trail to the peak. Hike in July for prime wildflower viewing with brilliant displays of beargrass, silky lupine, and red paintbrush. Common shrubs include Cascades azalea, Utah honeysuckle, black elderberry, yellow mountain-heath, and dwarf huckleberry. Wildflowers not to miss are heart-leaved arnica, queen’s cup, larkspur, fireweed, subalpine daisy, rattlesnake plantain, parrot’s beak, and twisted stalk.
For geocache enthusiasts, you’ll find one on Abercrombie Mountain. Visit Geocaching.com for more information.
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More Stats for Abercrombie Summit Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,571 ft
Altitude min5,734 ft
Altitude max7,307 ft
Altitude start5,734 ft
Altitude end7,305 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1,618 ft
Distance flat465 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Abercrombie... Trail Reports
Sep 17, 2017 @ 9:27pmSep 17, 2017
|Awesome ride. quite remote but there were a few other hikers and bikers out. Considering lack of rain trails were in very good condition.|
Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:26amAug 28, 2017
|great for a super dry august. Dry, but not dusty or bad in any way.|
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