7 miles
3,679 ft
-883 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Northway Trail

Northway Details

  • Riding area
    410 / Mount Rainier North
    Greenwater, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    July - October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

One of the lesser used trails in the highway 410 corridor, Northway climbs from within the timbered area off of Crystal Mountain Parkway to the peak where the Gondola lands. Being the only trail in the 410 system that can't be shuttled, Northway provides a unique experience. The trail is multi use and shared with hikers, equestrians, and uphill and downhill traffic, ride like there may be uphill traffic around the next corner, because there might be.

Some ride Crystal as a loop, either up or down Northway, and through the ski area. Others do Northway as an out and back.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Northway mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,796 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,886 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,780 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,984 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,780 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,552 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 9, 2017
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to northway trailhead (46.957870, -121.479370)
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Northway Trail Reports

Jul 9, 2017 @ 8:25am
Jul 9, 2017
Rode the loop CW and encountered very small patches of snow on the descent of Northway. No downfall and the trail was in good shape.
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Oct 16, 2014 @ 10:15pm
Oct 16, 2014
Northway, Auburn

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag swartzie (Jul 20, 2017 at 9:46)
 Northway as a DH is pretty close to being my favorite 410 downhill. Very similar to the Suntop downhill but never a steep punchy climb on the down. Roaring through the wildflowers last weekend in the alpine then dropping through scree fields and ending up in gigantic growth made for an unforgettable experience. This will be an absolute must loop from now on, climb the bowl and circumnavigate the ski resort to the top then blast down Northway.

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