2,507 ft
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-455 ft
Descent
00:04:22
Avg time

Goose Chase Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tokul East
    Fall City, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    All year. Not good right after a rainstorm
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #24489 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is a great, and undeservedly under-ridden trail that criss-crosses OGDH. Along with Upper Ivan, Goose Chase is the steepest trail at Tokul East. For my money, at least one section of it is slightly steeper than the steepest part of Upper Ivan. Several nice (optional) natural stump jumps add to the fun on the lower section. The steep sections of this trail are NOT good in the rain - unless you like riding super steep, super greasy, deeply rutted clay that collectively make it impossible to either brake or steer, and in which case you just point it and pray til the bottom.

This trail now runs all the way to the SVT, exiting where OGDH does. For extra (largely unknown) fun, start at the very top of the trail, which can be found at the top of the power line road, on the left after you crest the top. This short extra bit will give you a nice elevated bridge skinny over a swamp, and a small but steep road cut drop in onto the second to last power line road switchback. Trail continues down across the road (in fact most people think this is the start of Goose Chase and don't ride the upper section).

More Stats for Goose Chase bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -439 ft
  • Altitude min
    397 ft
  • Altitude max
    836 ft
  • Altitude start
    836 ft
  • Altitude end
    397 ft
  • Grade
    -17.495%
  • Grade max
    -43.827%
  • Grade min
    14.364%
  • Distance climb
    276 ft
  • Distance down
    2,231 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:22
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Goose Chase Trail Reports

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      Nov 11, 2019 @ 2:36pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 5:52pm
      Nov 1, 2019
      Running primo right now. Upper goose also good for full elevation drop.
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 7:26pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      Proper drainage nice and dry top to bottom. Upper section is abit narrow for some fun tech. Did some raking at the bottom so the lower section is...
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 7:26pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      Proper drainage, Nice and dry everywhere. Upper section is a bit narrow for some fun tech. Did a bit of of raking today to widen out the bottom so...
      Oct 24, 2019 @ 10:20pm
      Oct 24, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 38 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 378 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 725 rides
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      May 29, 2019 @ 10:43pm
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      Apr 6, 2019 @ 5:31am
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag stakias310 (Jan 14, 2018 at 19:31)
       It’s steep as the description says but it’s not unsettling. Really fun trail.
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