Hansen Ridge Details
Moderate XC trails, mostly on converted road, lots of climbing, great views, 18 miles total, 4200' elevation gain, 75% single track.
The majority of climbing is found on the road connecting the Harris lake area trail to and from the Phase 1 area trails. For a higher % singletrack ride, skip the out and back to Harris lake.
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.
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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-123 ft
Altitude min3,288 ft
Altitude max4,239 ft
Altitude start3,411 ft
Altitude end3,288 ft
Distance climb2.8 miles
Distance down3.0 miles
Distance flat2,621 ft
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