Canyon Ridge Trail Details
- Mountain Bike
- Trail Running
- Observed Trials
Riding AreaMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Hiking SAC ScaleT3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
Bike TypeAM, XC
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyDouble Black Diamond
Trail VisibilitySometimes hard to follow
SeasonOpen to stock, bicycles and motorcycles July 1-Oct. 31.
eBike AllowedYes up to Class 1
Global Ranking#96049 in Mountain Biking
Local Popularity5 in Mountain Biking [+]
- 5 in E-Biking
- 5 in Trail Running
- 5 in Hiking
- 5 in Dirtbiking
- 5 in Horseback
- 5 in Observed Trials
This is the only trail in the Mt. Baker Ranger District allowing mountain bikes and motorcycles.
Start at the trailhead for Damfino Lakes Trail 625 and quickly enter mature forest. In 0.7 miles encounter a junction, take the left fork on Canyon Ridge Trail 689, turn left and continue 0.5 mile to the junction with Boundary Way Trail 688. Take another left to continue along trail 689 and be rewarded with views of Canadian mountains, the Canyon Creek Valley, Tomyhoi Peak and Bearpaw Mountain as well as Mt. Baker.
The eastern sections of the trail can be enjoyed as an out-and-back. The first mapped viewpoint can be a good high point to turn around at.
The final western section of this trail receives minimal maintenance. Most of the final 2 miles of singletrack is extremely difficult for bicycles, motorcycles and horses. This section has very deep erosion/ruts, loose rubble and rock, tight switchbacks and is extremely steep.
For mountain bikes, the recommended direction is east to west.
Travel east on The Mt. Baker Highway 542 approximately two miles from the Glacier Public Service Center, in Glacier Washington, to Canyon Creek Road 31. Turn left onto FS road 31.
East Damfino Lakes Trailhead: Continue 15 miles to the trailhead located at the end of FS road 31. There is a forest service pit toilet at this trailhead. An information kiosk is in the parking lot and there is a trail register along the trail.
West trailhead: Travel 7.1 miles on FS Road 31, turn left onto FS road 3140 after crossing the bridge over Canyon Creek. The trailhead is located at the end of the road, 8.2 miles from the junction with FS road 31. No services. Trailhead is signed, the directional sign for the first turn to get onto the trail is missing.
East trailhead: Parking for 15 vehicles, with room for stock trailers. West trailhead: Parking for 6 vehicles.
A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the east Damfino Lakes Trailhead. No pass required at the west trailhead.
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Canyon Ridge Trail multi-use trail trail
Altitude change211 ft
Altitude min4,000 ft
Altitude max5,397 ft
Altitude start4,266 ft
Altitude end4,478 ft
Distance climb6 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat2,448 ft
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- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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Canyon Ridge Trail Trail Reports
Sep 2, 2022 @ 4:56pmSep 2, 2022
|Dusty, blown out.|
Aug 8, 2022 @ 2:07pmAug 8, 2022
|The snow is clear. Moto ruts are getting huge and deep in places. Very few unrideable logs, the forest service has done some cutting recently.|
Jul 16, 2022 @ 5:54pmJul 16, 2022
|Made it 2mi in from the east and to the high point before bailing. The snow line is around 4900' as of 7/16. Might be ready in another 2-3 weeks?...|
Aug 5, 2021 @ 3:06pmAug 5, 2021
|Rode 8/1. Trail was generally clear of logs except for the big, more or less permanent ones that have been there for several years. No snow on...|
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