4 miles
757 ft
-968 ft
2,316 ft
High Point
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  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #104644 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

This trail is open to motorcycles, hikers, horses and bicycles.

This 4.4 mile trail follows Kraus Ridge through dense old growth and offers views of the Cispus River Valley and Tower Rock.

Beginning on Forest Road 2306, this trail crosses Forest Road 2506 and ends on Forest Road 2506.037. The trail was named after William Kraus, a prospector and homesteader in the area before 1905. It is usually a good early season hike.

Special Conditions: Closed to motorized use from December 1 to April 1.

source: USFS
Access Info

Trail is off Forest Road 2306 and ends on Road 2506.037.

From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Follow Forest Road 23 for about 4.5 miles. Go right on Forest Road 2306 and follow for less than a mile to the trail access.


This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

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More Stats for Kraus Ridge Trail #275 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -211 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,567 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,778 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,567 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    776 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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