3 miles
Distance
721 ft
Climb
-122 ft
Descent
05:51:53
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Jackknife Ridge Road Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Vantage
    , Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #86123 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Big views, some “techy” dirt roads, desert flowers in bloom, and hopefully dry & sunny weather. It should appeal to those who like the desert, feel comfortable being out in remote places, and are mindful of critters (snakes) that wake up in the warm sun.

The entire route, except for a couple short portions along the Whiskey Dick, is on pretty tough double-track dirt roads. The ride starts by going up the mellow Rocky Coulee, past an abandoned ranch, but then takes a right up a steep hillside. Cacti should be in bloom and make the hike-a-bike go by much too quickly here.

From the top of this first hill you should have great views of the Columbia River and the Wildhorse windfarm behind it. Next, it’s down to the Whiskey Dick creek where a bit of route finding skills are necessary in the beginning. Follow trailforks carefully in this portion or else you may end up in head-high thicket. The Whiskey Dick drainage tees into a bigger road after 3 miles where Long Loop riders turn left, upwards, while Short Loop riders head down towards the Columbia River – which makes a good lunch spot.

Access Info

Start/Finish is at the trailhead on Recreation Drive, just north of Vantage. A Discover Pass is required for parking.

Disclaimer

Anticipated finishing times: 3-7 hours depending on your loop and your post-winter condition.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Jackknife Ridge Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    599 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,151 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,762 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,151 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,751 ft
  • Grade
    3.431%
  • Grade max
    -14.784%
  • Grade min
    25.894%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,747 ft
  • Distance flat
    851 ft
  • Avg time
    05:51:53
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on Apr 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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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      Jackknife Ridge Road Trail Reports

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      Apr 13, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      Great conditions for the whole big loop
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 4:14pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      If doing the short route, expect a 4 mile bushwack through sage brush and rocky side-hill. Most of the ride is in the recent burn area, so expect...
      Apr 15, 2017 @ 10:08pm
      Apr 15, 2017
      Rode "short" loop on fat bikes Apr 15. Route mostly good, several creek crossings but mostly jumpable. Section down Whiskey Dick drainage isn't...
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