4 miles
1,130 ft
-698 ft
Avg time
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Hansen Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    South Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
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  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19063 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Hansen Ridge is the first segment in the new South Fork Snoqualmie riding area, a project Evergreen has been working on this project for 15 years. Currently there are 18 miles of singletrack and doubletrack of great riding, forming an inverted lollipop as you ride from the trailhead to Harris Lake and back. Evergreen, in partnership with the US Forest Service and Mountains to Sound Greenway, secured grants to remove the first series of roads from the system and convert some of them into singletrack. Additional sections of trail will be converted as funds become available, eventually resulting in a 30-mile trail system.

Phase 1 of the Hansen Ridge trail is just over 4 miles each way. The climb is nice up the trail, and most will choose to do this ride as an 8 mile out-and-back, resulting in a total accumulated climb of about 1300 ft. The trail flows nice, and is a bit loose in places. The character of the trail will improve as Evergreen does trail finishing and maintenance. The trail is comprised of two converted roads that connect with a trail about half way. The converted road/trails were made to simulate a trail out of a straight section of road and wind around from left to right with some small rollers and sections of rock and trees. The views from along the trail are spectacular, particularly on the upper segment.

The trail head used to be a popular shooting pit but as of Nov 7, 2011 notices have been posted prohibiting target shooting there. Forest Service regulations prohibit discharging a firearm withing 150 yards of the trailhead. Expect to see people shooting in smaller pits along the road before you reach the trailhead.

Turn-by-Turn Guide:
Park at the trail head and ride up the road 1.8 miles. At the watershed gate, hang right onto the singletrack, up to the ridge and down the trail. You can continue on the singletrack of the phase 1 trail for a 4 mile ride, or take a left (the only intersection) at the top of the ridge and head west on the phase 2 singletrack. At the end of it, you will hit a doubletrack logging road at a T intersection (beginning of phase 3) - go right there and follow the road, taking the first right fork, and the second left fork, to the lake. Most of this latter section is doubletrack but the last couple miles before the lake the trail turns into a very technical singletrack with some rocky sections and tight switchbacks. Doing the entire "reverse lollipop" to the lake and back is 18.5 miles and 4200' of accumulated elevation gain.

Access Info

From Seattle, take I-90 east to Exit 47, the Asahel Curtis exit.

Turn right at the end of the offramp, and go a couple hundred feet to the stop sign.
Turn right onto Tinkham Rd (dirt, but good with some potholes), and go 1.2 miles.
Take your first left onto FS road 5510, go 3.8 miles, always staying on the main road. When you come to the big former shooting pit (at a gate), you are at the trail head.
The trail begins just on the other side of the gate on your right.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hansen Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    432 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,411 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,120 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,411 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,843 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,686 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 21, 2019
Avg: 4.1 (9 votes)

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  • Snow Covered
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • 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
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      Hansen Ridge Trail Reports

      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:16pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      Great condition with fall colors coming in.
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 9:42pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      Trail is dry and riding well. It can be a little loose in spots. Lots of cat bear and coyote? scat. Looks like some trailwork was done recently....
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 11:35pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      did a few laps on the ridge half dry half rain, both were fun
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:46pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      reporter Mostly dry but still some snow.
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 5:44pm
      Sep 23, 2018
      Sept 23 2018. Amazing. Great condition.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      • 68 rides


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      Oct 13, 2016 @ 8:15am
      Oct 13, 2016

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag quackzilla (Jan 8, 2016 at 18:08)
       The current GPS coordinates are wrong, the trail is actually a reverse lollipop shape. I've uploaded my own GPS file of the full trail, if it has a loop on the parking lot end then you are looking at the correct map.
      • + 2
      flag quackzilla (Jan 8, 2016 at 18:18)
       This trail is too nice to get ignored, it's an awesome cross country ride on an exposed ridge with lots of berms and nice scenery.
      • + 2
      flag swartzie (Jun 1, 2016 at 9:58)
       I've uploaded a GPS from last week. Only did the lower OAB, next time I'll get the higher lollipop in and add it as a separate optional section.
      • + 2
      flag sngltrkmnd (Jul 24, 2016 at 8:47)
       Rode it 7/22/16 and it was in good shape. Just a couple of downed trees on the Harris Lake OAB. Nice work out there, Evergreen.
      • + 0
      flag robbayuk (Jul 15, 2017 at 18:15)
       This was a great ride with a real backcountry-feel given how close and accessible it is. Cheers to Evergreen for working thru this !
      • + 0
      flag HoustonHey (Aug 2, 2018 at 20:17)
       Spotted a dirtbike on this trail the other day, is this closed to motorized?

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