10.0 miles
Distance
1,635 ft
Climb
-1,355 ft
Descent
01:23:58
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Lewis River Trail
  • Cold Creek Mountain Bikers
    Sponsor

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Lewis River Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lewis River
    Trout Lake, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #50074 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

This all-singletrack river trail along the Lewis River in southwest Washington holds its own and is a great all around summer ride. Be sure to take in the views of the lower, middle, and upper falls at the northern end of the trail.

Need to Know
The ride as described below is a true out-and-back singletrack route that traces the the adjacent river. It can easily be set up as a point-to-point shuttle or be done as a loop by utilizing FR 90 to start or end the ride. The trail sees high mountain biker and hiker traffic on weekends throughout the summer. Sections of this trail are very steep or traverse exposed slopes. Made more difficult by the creeks running through, which means some sections are always muddy.

Description
From the small parking area off of FR 9039 on the east side of the river, ride across the bridge and access the south trailhead on the right. From south to north the trail climbs at a mild grade as you ride against the flow of the Lewis River with great views of the water along the way. The tread is varied with fast, smooth segments combined with intermittent short, technical root-packed sections. As you ride through the shady old-growth forest you'll encounter constant short ups and downs as the trail crosses several creeks and streams that feed the river.

Just prior to the 10-mile mark, the trail crosses FR 90 and leads to the Lower Falls Campground. As you continue north take in the views of the lower, middle, and upper falls of the river - any of which make a great spot for a lunch break. Shortly thereafter the trail ends at FR 90 where you can turn around and retrace your route (or to make up some time you can return on FR 90 to the southern trailhead).

Access Info

As of June 15, 2021 there is 3 months of parking restrictions on FS 90. If you plan on parking anywhere near FS 90, you need to purchase a day parking pass prior to arrival at this website: https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10087203

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lewis River mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    279 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,718 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,146 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,424 ft
  • Grade
    0.5%
  • Grade max
    -78.5%
  • Grade min
    73.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:23:58
  • Avg reverse time
    02:49:26
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Apr 17, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (10 votes)

view (16)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
      Directions to lewis-river trailhead (46.058800, -121.975250)
      update trails status or condition

      Lewis River Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Apr 17, 2021
      I started from curly Creek falls in rode a little over 5 miles before turning around. Trail crewshave done an excellent job here. The trail is in...
      Jan 18, 2021 @ 8:45am
      Jan 18, 2021
      Rode 5.5 miles from southern TH to newer switchbacks where landslide took out the old trail. A few dismounts required due to downed trees but...
      May 29, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      May 29, 2020
      Rode out and back 7 miles from southern trailhead. Trail was nice and dry. A few downed trees across trail, but nothing too bad. One or two small...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      205 |
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 6:00am
      Oct 10, 2017
      153 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 1:47am
      Aug 11, 2017
      179 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 1:47am
      Aug 11, 2017
      207 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 1:47am
      Aug 11, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Sanctuary of Vulcan
      43 miles
      Lewis River Lower & Upper
      15 miles

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      Videos

      more »
      VOTR Lewis River Trail
      13:37 | 302 | Feb 19, 2018 , Trout Lake
      Winter Stoke
      4:29 | 270 | Feb 1, 2016 , Trout Lake
      Lewis River Trail log ride
      0:16 | 326 | Oct 24, 2014 , Trout Lake
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.