3 miles
Distance
954 ft
Climb
-582 ft
Descent
00:36:17
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gold Creek - Dungeness
    Sequim, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #42512 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

This is a road to trail conversion of a road that previously suffered frequent washouts. Some old guidebooks will route you as if this road is still in use - surprise, it's not. The northern end has limited parking and no services of any kind. The lower end is merely a trail connection. In the past, this trail could be used to add miles (3 miles each way) to the Dungeness Gold Creek loop, and save a bit of driving. More recently, the trail has suffered a lack of maintenance that makes it an unattractive option.

Disclaimer

This is an OHV trail as well as a mountain bike trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Creek Extension mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    372 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,085 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,620 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,247 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,619 ft
  • Grade
    2.311%
  • Grade max
    -37.184%
  • Grade min
    55.229%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    85 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:26
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Status:
on Dec 31, 2019
Variable
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
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      Directions to gold-creek-extension trailhead (47.942270, -123.094670)
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      Gold Creek Extension Trail Reports

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      Dec 31, 2019 @ 11:41am
      Dec 31, 2019
      Overgrown vegetation, lots of small conifers are growing next to and over the trail making for very slow going.
      Dec 27, 2019 @ 11:38am
      Dec 27, 2019
      Washed out and overgrown
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Dec 9, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Dec 9, 2018

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag i-g-o-r (Apr 7, 2018 at 9:04)
       The description is for the actual Gold creek trail. This “extension” is the old road 2860. It’s washed out, overgrown and has a scary land slide section you have to hike around. It used to be a good way to cut your driving time and add a few miles to the Dungeness/ Gold creek loop but not anymore
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MBikeRider (Dec 6, 2019 at 22:35)
       A little maintenance work could make this usable again. Its a total shame to lose this mileage. The USFS has funding available to keep these trails usable. Be sure to let them know the need for their action exists.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MBikeRider (Dec 6, 2019 at 22:43)
       It’s a shame to lose this mileage. A little maintenance could open up this cool trail by the river. The USFS has funding available to them for maintaining these trails. Be sure to let them know that the need to fix these trails exist. Since this is open to trailbike use, motorized equipment such as the ST240 could be used to easily clear that slide damage.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag HTFL (Dec 31, 2019 at 11:40)
       Rode this trail Dec 27 2019. Lots of brush that gets matted down in winter. Washouts to hike around. Lots of small trees are getting bigger at the trail edge making it tough to see the trail. It took almost an hour to get down this trail from the north end. Used to be it took maybe 25-30 min.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag michaelnelson90 (May 31, 2020 at 7:15)
       some beautiful terrain, but it hasnt improved since the other comments. Lots of blow downs, super narrow trail from brush encroachment, and the landslide section is not fun, although some workaround trails have been made.
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