2 miles
Distance
1,085 ft
Climb
-376 ft
Descent
00:34:38
Avg time
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Hansen Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    South Fork Snoqualmie
    North Bend, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

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.

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More Stats for Hansen Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    709 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,411 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,120 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,411 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,120 ft
  • Grade
    6.089%
  • Grade max
    -54.767%
  • Grade min
    49.937%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,796 ft
  • Distance flat
    762 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:38
  • Avg reverse time
    01:28:42
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.1 (9 votes)

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Directions to hansen-ridge trailhead (47.364170, -121.531460)
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Hansen Ridge Trail Reports

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Sep 23, 2018 @ 5:44pm
Sep 23, 2018
Sept 23 2018. Amazing. Great condition.
Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:32pm
Aug 12, 2018
Decided to check it out after the rains on Saturday. The first 100' of the trail (from the old firing pit) tell the story for much of the climb to...
Jul 15, 2018 @ 11:21am
Jul 15, 2018
Short sections are overgrown with slide alder but most of the trail in decent shape and not too dusty at present (or maybe it is but you can't...
Jun 21, 2018 @ 7:07am
Jun 21, 2018
reporter Trail Open: However, reports of a 200lbs bear living and hanging out near the entrance to the trail have come in 6/21. Bring some spray and use...
Oct 15, 2017 @ 5:17pm
Oct 15, 2017
Entrance to the trail, and adjacent areas are covered in several inches of snow and mud.
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Hansen Ridge, My City
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Hansen Ridge, My City
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Hansen Ridge, My City
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Oct 13, 2016 @ 8:15am
Oct 13, 2016
Hansen Ridge, Mukilteo

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.
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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 !
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  • + 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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