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2 miles
Distance
447 ft
Climb
-2,234 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Monument 83 Details

  • Riding Area
    Monument 83
    Princeton, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Old access road climb to old Canadian (1920's) and American (1960's) fire lookout stations. Nice view from the top, with only the access road as your route back down. Easy riding for reasonably fit individuals. 16km each direction with 849m elevation change.

Located on the U.S./Canadian border, a camp with tree platform was established in the 1920's. A log cupola cabin was constructed in 1930, and later determined it is actually a few feet inside Canada, making it British Columbia's southernmost lookout. In 1953, a 30' treated timber L-4 tower was built on the U.S. side, officially making it the northernmost lookout in Washington. Last used for emergencies in the 1970's, both structures remain intact at the end of a 10 mile trail from the Canadian side or 30 miles of trail from the U.S. side through the Pasayten Wilderness.

Access Info

Parking lot just off the highway.

43 miles NNW of Winthrop

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More Stats for Monument 83 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,788 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,301 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,122 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,335 ft
  • Grade
    -15.645%
  • Grade max
    -70.957%
  • Grade min
    65.367%
  • Distance climb
    3,719 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    169 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag dharn-anim (Aug 2, 2015 at 10:52)
       Please use the other version of the Monument 83 trail map. This is not an accurate map. There was a trailforks bug that's since been fixed that miscalculated when the trail was added.
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      flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Sep 23, 2016 at 12:42)
       Let's get this trail system cleared up for both the American and Canadian side.
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