6 miles
Distance
698 ft
Climb
-3,488 ft
Descent
5,245 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Taylor Ridge Trail
  • Northeast Washington Trail Builders (NEWT)
    Builder
  • USFS
    USFS
    Land Manager

Lower Taylor Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    North Kettle Crest
    Curlew, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #7648 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Lower Taylor is a gem in the Kettle crest. when linked with upper Boulder trail 13 it has a 5200ft descent to South Boulder rd.

Local Trail Association
  • Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
    donate to earn trail karma!
More Stats for Lower Taylor Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,790 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,345 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,135 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,345 ft
  • Grade
    -8.546%
  • Grade max
    -50.822%
  • Grade min
    39.677%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    561 ft
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jul 16, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

view (12)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to lower-taylor-ridge trailhead (48.795270, -118.332970)
      update trails status or condition

      Lower Taylor Ridge Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:24am
      Jul 16, 2018
      It is a blast going down but it is dry and dusty so watch for those outside corners (I slide out on a few).
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:12am
      Jul 13, 2018
      Lower Taylor Ridge is in amazing shape. NEWATrails has done a great job in reopening this trail after the fire closure. It's in the best shape...
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 10:48am
      Jun 24, 2018
      Lower Taylor Ridge is clear, other than one fallen tree, and has had some recent weed and branch clearing. This is the absolute best time to ride it!
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 10:16am
      Jun 5, 2018
      Lower Taylor ridge is open and ready to ride. 6/5/18 One lage tree still needs to be removed but and amazing Time Machine on the Kettle Crest.
      Feb 12, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Feb 12, 2018
      This trail was closed by the FS years ago but with a commitment from NEWT and the WTA it will be reopened hopefully this summer. Jb
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 40 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      27 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Jun 5, 2018
      Lower Taylor Ridge, Colville

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Taylor Ridge - full route
      29 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag colville (Jun 6, 2018 at 14:41)
       All trees have been removed and the trail is epic condition. Jb 6/6/18
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag andmckin (Oct 2, 2018 at 20:23)
       Rode on September 30, trail is in great shape. The crew from NEWT was out working today...... Thank you!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag colville (Oct 22, 2018 at 9:50)
       The tread width on lower Taylor Ridge just keeps getting better. Shout out to the NEWT trail builders for the effort! Thank you.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      no videos have been added for Lower Taylor Ridge yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.